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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the carribean chicken which was delicious. Some of my friends ordered the salads which were very small, even the full-size, and it was not enough to fill them up. Desserts were awesome and I'd definitely try their homemade ginger ale.

Thank Peggy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed in Placencia for 11 days, and we ate at the Secret Garden on our last night. The food was amazing, it had a ton of flavour and the serving size was huge! I highly recommend this place-the garden setting is awesome and quaint.

Thank Keira H
Florence, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent dinner and service! The four of us ate dinner our last night in Placencia and had a great time. The owner came out and greeted us and when we told her we were disappointed that the roasted garlic and toasted coconut bread appetizer was not ready for another 45 minutes, she brought us toasted coconut bread to try. It... More 

Thank Julie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entrees our group had were very nice. The service was a bit on the slow side. Loved the appetizers and salads but the entree salad was more like a side salad. In reality I should be giving this restaurant a 3.5 if their were half scores. The grounds are beautiful, a nice setting change for a Placencia restaurant.

Thank potatofish
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very different menu with great food. Try the pork chops. They are divine! Can be busy so you may need a reservation.

Thank N C
Placencia, Belize
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an oasis in the village. Very quaint, peaceful and romantic setting. Food presentation was world class, pricing very reasonable. Becca, the owner, was friendly and accommodating. A great experience.

Thank MikeyMan1952
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "must-do" in the village. The food is tasty, served up in a setting that really IS a secret garden. We loved cocktails on the patio, interesting appetizers and a delicious dinner. The Banoffee Pie is my new "favorite EVER" dessert. Whether you go for cocktails, the full dinner or (yum!) stop in for dessert, this is a... More 

Thank Molly H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely secret garden setting with tentative friendly staff. Assorted cocktails on offer although sadly my choice was not available due to lack of mint. Also my choice of starter and main course was not available so I had to settle for third choice. My pasta was very tasty so I was pleased with that although my sons chicken was dry... More 

1 Thank Lauren W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a Belize honeymoon package called The Moveable Feast which included a meal at any restaurant in downtown Placencia. We picked a great find with The Secret Garden. Not only are the owners delightful but the atmosphere is romantic and the food and libations are amazing! You can't go wrong with any food or drink choice! I had... More 

Thank Christa M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fine, but didn't like the 10% service charge that was automatically added to the bill. I could see if it was added for a large group as this is common practice, but we were only two people. Just so you know...

1 Thank selvamarga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: 5015233617
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?