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Brenda's BBQ

Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (36 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (39 reviews)
“tamales” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Barbecue
Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are plenty of places to eat in Placencia BUT no one else had Brenda’s personality and passion. You are being made food by your belizean grandmother/mother. You sit and the pucnh will come and then you’ll be asked what you would like to eat...More

1  Thank ksud25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious and location very simple, right beside the main pier. I'd definitely stick to the dive shops for any snorkel/dive trips though. I will definitely try her grilled fish when I return.

Thank Mayday70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional Belizean fare served with love. Jerk chicken wings were spot on,Tamales were very good though not as hot (temp) as they should be. Brenda is a window into the past of Placencia with many stories to tell well worth a listen. Just tell Brenda...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't even know where to begin with this place. We had walked by it several times on our way to a nearby dive shop. Brenda was always friendly but we were on our way to go diving and never stopped in. One day my...More

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at Brenda’s for a lunch our first day in Placencia. We met Brenda and had a great conversation that led to us having jerk chicken, conch fritters & rum punch. It was a fun lunch and we got some local info that...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

She is a colorful character and fun to visit with but don’t look around too much lol ...I am all for local street food but this was really rustic and not all that great really. Been there done that....,

Reviewed 30 March 2018

Brenda makes good food but NEVER pay her in advance, she will stiff you, local knowledge. I wanted some fresh lobster and she promised she could get it the next day if I gave her $20, I was there for 6 weeks and I finally...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Brenda was warm and welcoming. The food was fantastic and the rum punch strong! Some of the ex-pat clientele were pretty colourful to say the least. One caveat is ask the price before you order. We had a fantastic lunch, but were a little surprised...More

Thank Callicles
Reviewed 21 March 2018

My wife and I were in Placencia for the third time. We met our sailboat friends who were anchored in the Placencia harbor and were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We had visited with Brenda on our previous visits and she is a hoot!...More

Thank RexInTulsa
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Brenda’s BBQ isn’t even an outdoor restaurant, just two covered picnic tables down by the end road near the town dock. If you can’t find it no worries, look lost for a moment and Brenda or her nephew with call you over! There are only...More

Thank debrajune
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
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