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Marva's Restaurant

Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
22 Dec 2017
“Nice place”
25 Nov 2017
“While waiting for water taxi”
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Central American, South American
Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Restaurant recommended by the staff of our hotel. Simple but tasty food - Good prices and friendly welcome

Thank michele B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great feel of typical Belizan restuarant for local people. Marva looks so authentic! Love her and the food. Fish was Great and cheap. What do you need more?

Thank MichalL24
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I were in Belize for a week of birding for our 40th anniversary. We had not gone into Belize City much because we tend to avoid "touristy" areas. We checked out Trip Advisor, looking for real Belizean food and this fit the...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Authentic local food, Marva was fun to talk with, very reasonable prices. Not a fancy place, the looks of many places we visited would scare some but we enjoy trying the real local stuff, not the made up for tourism places

Thank georgee368
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Ms. Marva's was a great down home cooking eating spot. Very clean and good service. Quaint restaurant! Elegant Houston,Texas.

Thank tb3630
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Came in here on a suggestion and got a chance to rice the traditional stew chicken with rice and beans. We were only one of 2 tables there and service was relatively expedient. Food was very reasonably priced. They only accept cash and there is...More

Thank Vithle
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My friend was visiting Belize for the first and we needed to find somewhere to have lunch since his flight had just landed after 1:00pm. There was no rush and he enjoyed the food. We got the fresh watermelon juice to go with our meal.

Thank Ella F
Reviewed 29 January 2016

If you are looking for authentic belizean food with an authentic feel, then this is your place. It is not big and the seating is limited, but it soon worth the trip if looking for the authentic feel. And the food is relish.....

Thank apeck522
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Found this small restaurant in Belize city. It is where the locals go to eat. the meal was excellent, gluten-free and inexpensive. We had both the chicken and pork stew with rice and beans. and had sweet potato pone for desert.

1  Thank Nina M
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Kind of in a scary part of town. No menu. The owner/cook just told us 2 local plates: stewed chicken or stewed beef (get the chicken, the beef was suspicious). Nothing fancy at all, no atmosphere, but if you want to sample local fare this...More

Thank Reed W
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  • Value
Caribbean, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City
This restaurant is around the corner from the Belcove Hotel and has the best authentic food in Belize. It definitely deserves a spot on your site!
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