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The Secret Garden Restaurant

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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a couple of appetizers...very nicely presented, but unfortunately they missed the mark. Hummus and tzaziki tasted and had the consistency of salad dressing. Sad.

Thank sophieca2
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is higher end food but it was really worth it. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the bartender very much. Super.

Thank Jennydew
Creede, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen this restaurant in the past but this is the first trip we decided to give it a try and we ended up going for dinner here twice! Beautiful garden setting, delicious food. Their snapper was very good, moist and full of flavor. I highly recommend.

Thank Barb R
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5th visit, and still going strong. The roasted garlic and coconut bread is a favorite. The menu has changed a little, but the lobster dinner was excellent. Served quick, excellent service and good value.

Thank HugeDuckFan
Pendleton, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is hidden in the middle of the village and the food was prepared perfectly. We ordered fettuccine a la'vodka with lobster (not on the menu). The pasta was perfectly dente and lobster was tender and sweet. Service was first rate.

Thank scott5330
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here one night and almost had the place to ourselves. Many are missing out, the food was delicious! Staff was very friendly and attentive, detailed presentation of the plates of food, portion size more than adequate, didn't have room for dessert. Would definitely go back

Thank Bert A
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 4 p.m. Zumba with Nicole at the Placencia Community Center (Behind Scotia Bank). We then marched down to The Secret Garden, & glad we did. Being hot & thirsty required fresh cool apps, along with a huge veggie style noodle bowl (& yes there's dessert). Everything is made fresh & you can tell. Guess we got there early enough... More 

Thank dagoDenver
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal! I got the vegetarian stir fry and it was amazing. So fresh so many veggies. My boyfriend got baked grouper and he said it was great. Real small place outside. But all the places in placencia are small. Can't complain.

Thank Chartis87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For our last night in Placencia we chose the Secret Garden and what a great way to end a vacation. We were greeted cheerfully by our waitress who was very attentive throughout our meal. We started with the conch soup which was chock full of vegetables and conch in a very flavourful coconut milk broth. Yum. I chose the vegetable... More 

Thank barefoot444
Ronkonkoma, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third trip to Placencia, and our second to The Secret Garden restaurant. We were so happy we met the new owners, Becca and Tobias, because our first experience was simply OK a few years ago - this time, wow! They asked us to come back and give them a chance and boy are we glad we did.... More 

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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
US$7 - US$18
Seafood, Caribbean, 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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?