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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3617
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I really loved the outdoor seating... order the chowder... so good. Service was nice and we even enjoyed the funny sink!

Thank Shari W
Incline Village, NV
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On this particular evening our first choice restaurant was closed so we decided to try the Secret Garden. It turned out to be one of our best meals in Belize. After sitting down we were greeted with cooled towels scented with lemon grass. A really nice touch and very welcome in the heat and humidity. The seating are is outdoors... More 

Thank TahoeHiker
Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 3 hours for our meal. When we asked why it was taking so long they said it was because 2 people at our table ordered appetizers !?!?? The food was good, but NOT worth the 3 hr wait. And because it's an outdoor restaurant, we all got bit up by sand flies. The owner had real problems counting... More 

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los angeles
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there based on positive reviews which in this case was a mistake. We hardly had time to take in the setting which was pleasant enough that a brusk waiter shoved a menu in our hands. We barely had time to sit down that he was inquiring about drinks. My friend said water and as I glanced at the... More 

Thank foredeckchick
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner one night and the food was superb! Beast I had in Placencia It was a slow day so timing and service was top noch.

Thank Tico100
Surrey, UK
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant on the basis of the reviews, which were very positive. The setting is very pretty with a nice ambience. Service was very friendly, if a little slow. The food was fine but nothing spectacular, although everything was beautifully presented. We chose Becca’s Greek platter to start, which was pleasant; but the tsatsiki bore no resemblance to... More 

Thank Mikey_Surrey_UK
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a Caesar salad and the jambalaya. It was amazing. Customer service was also great. I will definitely come back. The desserts looked great but was too full to try them

Thank my2cats75
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to end the trip in Belize and head to Costa Rica. Every dish the 4 of us order was fantastic. Becca the owner was very pleasant and helpful. Highly recommend visiting here for a meal.

Thank JDBenjamin
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up 3 minutes before opening and were told to come back when they open. We did not come back.

Thank Jon R
Rebecca W, Owner at The Secret Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jon, We are sorry that you were unable to dine with us on the evening in question, however, you arrived at 4:40 pm (not 5:57 as stated in your review) and we do not open until 5 pm as clearly stated on our sign and Facebook page. When you arrived and asked if we were open we stated that... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been in Belize for about a week, some of the time in San Ignacio and we've been in Placencia for a few days as well before finding our way to The Secret Garden. This place was definitely our favorite place so far, in either location. The food was incredible. I had a jerked chicken entree and my wife had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 18
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: +501 523-3617
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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Austin, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?