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The Secret Garden Restaurant

Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3617
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As two Wisconsinites, who were trepidatious about getting married in a country we knew nothing about, my fiancé (at the time) and I relied on TripAdvisor for everything in terms of planning our wedding. After reading rave reviews about the food and ambience, we chose...More

Thank Meredith S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best dinner in Placencia by far. Quiet setting and friendly service. Fresh fish was perfectly cooked. Shrimp ceviche was excellent.

Thank nskaye
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice little cafe in downtown, yet off the busy street. The owner is energetic and entertaining, to say the least. The food was fantastic as well.

Thank jeffersonParkCity_Ut
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Secret garden is a romantic garden experience serving excellent foods, including fresh locally caught seafood and shellfish. Bartenders provide tasty fresh cocktails. Make reservations because its not a big place and fills quickly.Owners are an awesome and friendly couple. You will not be disappointed.

Thank winedude1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Our first choice restaurant was unexpectedly closed, so we stopped in at the Secret Garden. The first thing to know is that you DEFINITELY need bug spray if you eat there at night. (The waiter brought out spray and incense to ward off the mosquitoes,...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This restaurant is tucked away off the main street. Very private, well shaded. Great selection of choices and excellent food. Service is excellent.

Thank rcmontex
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I left the kids at the resort and had a date at this restaurant. I found it to be very quaint and enjoyable. It felt like a secret garden tucked back off the street in the midst of neat plants. I got...More

Thank saustin111
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We like to try a different restaurants while in Belize. We came across the Secret Garden hidden back behind the pharmacy in Placenica Village. The food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere perfect. The owners Becca and Tobi are awesome. Becca gave us a list...More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We have dined here before and came back to try some more menu items. The atmosphere was nice with a local musician an dthe food was way above average for the area. There really are only three restaurants that we dine at when in Placencia....More

Thank Heligypsy
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Enough veggie options. Nice atmosphere, outside, but away from the street. Service was good, nice hot towel to start with, a bottle of water on the table. Big portions of food and a tasteful cocktail.

Thank Iris9999
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Response from Rob G | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress is fine for most restaurants in Placencia. Shorts would be fine, perhaps not swimsuits as suggested above.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-3617
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Relax in our garden & enjoy our "Asia de Caribe" cuisine --- combining influences of Spanish, Caribbean and Creole Cuisine with Pan-Asian cooking and flavoring techniques. You'll want to experience our "Signature Stacked Ceviche" --Local Fresh Snapper Ceviche Over Wasabi Guacamole, Fresh Cream, Red Chili Sauce and Lime Essence..... We're located in Placencia Village, across from the basketball courts.
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