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Brenda's BBQ

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Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I waited until my last day here to post this review, as I didn't want any bad juju to come back to me. But this post had to be done, just for the "buyer beware" warning, so here it goes.... Prior to our visit, my friends could not stop raving about Momma Brenda. When they came to Placencia in 2015,... More 

Thank Marjorie P
Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We talked to Brenda whilst waiting for a boat at the dock and promised to go back to eat next day. We had excellent food, fish, chicken, beans and rice followed with delicious coconut and ginger macaroons and accompanied by a rum punch. Locals came and talked to us at her little sheltered picnic table and we passed a delightful... More 

Thank marywant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Strolling along the town, my husband and I stumbled upon Brenda and her charming beachfront stop. Brenda herself is welcoming, warm and a fantastic cook. Everything was as fresh as possibly can be...literally ocean to table. The several courses included jerk chicken, fantastic fish, coconut rice, plantains, coconut macaroons...and so on and so on. All made fresh right before your... More 

Thank Jeanavive
Maplewood, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Yes, Brenda does not post her prices. Brenda doesn't have a menu. You want that go to McDonald's. What Brenda does have is a small, very small kitchen, and a grill. Five feet away is one picnic table covered. She will tell you what she has to offer when you arrive. Reason? Freshness. If fish is available it will have... More 

Thank mrbarney1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I met Miss Brenda when she came up to be at dinner and sat down with me mistaking me for a friend. It wasn't long before we were friends. I sat and talked with her for hours. Everyone must go and eat Miss Brenda's delicious food and give her a hug from me.

Thank Meghan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We were about to turn around at the end of the pier when Ms. Brenda invited us to sit and drink and eat. Thank you, Ms. Brenda for the delicious snacks and refreshing drink!! We didn't even know we were hungry, then we couldn't stop eating. :-) She just brought us food without asking and started with macaroons then on... More 

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Placencia, Belize
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Although Brenda only has a shed to run her restaurant, she does magic with local fresh-caught fish. Very simple, but worth a try. Very local.

Thank Kirsten K
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Brenda made my trip to Belize. She made us something special. A giant bowl of carribean crab, lobster, fish. She was so personable and gave us punch while we waited. We liked her so much we came back for jerk chicken to go for dinner!

Utila, Honduras
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Apart from Brenda herself being a legend the position of this shack'o'yummy lends itself to many interesting characters walking by and saying hi. My shipmates pre booked a dinner the day before we dined and the rum punch was refreshing and food local, fresh and everything you want it to be from a roadside BBQ

Thank Fayezzz
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The food is made as you watch and brenda is there to server you a fruit punch why'll you wait for your meal and talk your arm off and always is smileing

Thank Windflowerone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?