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Joycln's Restaurant

Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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Front Street | Across from Petrol Station, Punta Gorda, Belize
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best local food money can buy in Punta Gorda. Inexpensive is icing on the cake. I'd pay more for this food any day. I miss it when I leave!

Thank Amikole
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped by for a couple of beers and some dinner. There's a fresh menu for the day. The food was very good and the beer was cold. As a bonus the place has wifi. The staff are very nice. There was a nice breeze off the ocean and the ocean view is lovely.

Thank Linda C
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joycln knows how to prepare traditional Caribbean cuisine. Fresh, tasty, full of flavor and served with a smile. And of course the vibe of eating on the deck overlooking the water is phenomenal. Jocyln is such a genuine and sweet person and it reflects in her food and customer service. Looking forward to my next trip back.

Thank Joseph J. S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were looking for another place when we happened upon Joycelyn's the first time. The second time, we drove miles and miles south to take a friend here so she could experience the fine cooking! Awesome location in PG. Waterfront. Authentic Belizean cooking. And she makes her own hot sauce, which is equal to or better than the best-known hot... More 

Thank BelizeDemshaw
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Had great snapper grilled to perfection, which seems hard to do in Belize. Sides were delicious. The location on the water, with breeze made it ideal on a hot lunch. Service was excellent, and entertaining. My best meal in two weeks in Belize, and at a great price.

Thank meanderingemu
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were a party of 12 and had dinner here on two nights when we stayed in Punta Gorda. It was very easy to make reservations with Joycln. We walked to her restaurant and she greeted us with a friendly hello and asked what she can make for us. We requested jerk chicken with rice and beans and callaloo and... More 

Thank Leslie S
San Pedro, Belize
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Best Jerk Chicken, fried snapper, fresh fruits and veggies. Joycln is a wonderful cook and host. The atmosphere by the sea with smooth music is reason enough to visit this fine eatery.

Thank James W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

OK, this is very strange but my rating is without having actually eaten there. We were there 3 times but the food was always either not ready when we had to eat or had been sold out. But Joycln and her staff warmly welcomed us each time and we had beer on the deck overlooking the ocean. I smelled the... More 

Thank CaribbeanBear
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I ate here three times, and each time I loved it. I had the best chicken wings I had every had one night, a chicken stew next time, and then a fried snapper the last time. It was arguably the best food I had there. The view is phenomenal (as are all the sea-side places on Front Street, and the... More 

Thank DanZDSM
1 review
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This was the bomb! The fish was caught fresh that day and the shrimp were divine. The best orange juice I have even consumed. This is a must for visitors to PG. Joycln now has a full wrap around deck on the sea shore. Check out new Hope Baptist Church while your there.

Thank Carl G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street | Across from Petrol Station, Punta Gorda, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Toledo District  >  Punta Gorda

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