We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palmilla Restaurant


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly

Location and contact

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, Caribbean, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (384)
Filter reviews
375 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews molten chocolate cake beef tenderloin lobster bread salad ceviche mango victoria house nelson's bar beautiful resort special occasion golf cart cashew crusted ambergris caye wonderful dinner last night us dollars
Updating list...
What did you think of Palmilla Restaurant?
Click to rate
1 - 10 of 375 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The final night of our bachelorette vacation for my best friend was unfortunately wasted at this restaurant. Customer service was extremely disappointing as well as several other important details. We made a reservation for 8 for our group of 8 and opted to sit in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Relax287381
VictoriaHouseBZ, General Manager at Palmilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Relax287381 Thanks for your review of your Diner Nightmare, and your advice based on the negative reviews you read. Some of these negative reviews are valid while others are blatantly specious. We give all reviews the same consideration; some contain valuable, constructive criticism (which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried a handmade fettuccine with local baby tomatoes and shrimp in an olive and herb sauce for lunch. I am a pasta snob and don't hesitate to recommend it. Awesome! Also the Snapper with salsa verde was delicious. And don't miss the breakfast...fresh, local...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gaszazzazaz
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

We ate her a few days ago. The service is excellent, the location & ambience superb but the food was ok. We only had a main course as we weren’t starving hungry ( albeit the bread rolls are fantastic) My wife’s snapper was well cooked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 558DavidF
BrentKirkman, General Manager at Palmilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 558DavidF, Thanks for your kind words about our service, location and ambiance. Obviously, any restaurateur, whether the operator of a roadside hot dog stand or a fine dining establishment such as The Palmilla, works long hours to ensure that their food is better than...More

Reviewed February 8, 2019

We ate dinner at the restaurant last week and had an enjoyable meal. The whole grilled fish was very good! Fresh and healthy! The restaurant was not busy and our server was very attentive.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jaronning
Reviewed February 4, 2019

We had a very nice dinner at this restaurant. The service was top notch and the meal was splendid. They are open on Sunday nights which was a big bonus for us. I would recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ghalllaw1664
Reviewed January 31, 2019

We ate out at Admiral Nelson's, which is the Palmilla menu in an outside on the beach venue. Great food, fair prices, great service. One should note that this is the only place where the menu prices are in US dollars, NOT Belizian. Other than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steve L
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. Its a little far to get to from the center of town, but worth the trip! The food, ambiance and staff were all amazing. The food was inventive, delicious, flavorful and fresh! Will be back...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle W
Reviewed January 8, 2019

They offer a free pickup service within 2 KM of the hotel. That was excellent. Our driver showed up early so we wouldn't be late. The food was great!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank funtraveler94
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

We had a very nice family meal here. White table cloths, full bar and my food was cooked well and was delicious. They had a children’s menu and were able to accommodate my allergies to wheat and dairy. I highly recommend and would return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank decembergirl5
Reviewed December 16, 2018

This $13 dessert was worth every penny. Unbelievably rich Belizean dark chocolate around chocolate liquid with a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. It's not huge, which is just fine--two of us shared it without guilt. Order it when you arrive (it takes 20+ minutes)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L F
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 57 nearby hotels
Victoria House Resort & Spa
1,584 reviews
.02 km away
Royal Caribbean Resort
328 reviews
.29 km away
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
248 reviews
.35 km away
Mata Rocks Beachfront Hotel
475 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 264 nearby restaurants
Taco Shack
145 reviews
.61 km away
The Baker
1,314 reviews
.90 km away
Robin's Kitchen
1,047 reviews
.45 km away
Black Orchid Restaurant
632 reviews
1.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 204 nearby attractions
Black & White Cultural Entertainment Center
59 reviews
1.27 km away
Island Divers Belize
202 reviews
.64 km away
Unique Dive Adventures
51 reviews
.75 km away
Belize Pro Dive Center
707 reviews
.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kristen M
April 26, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 341hermanj | Reviewed this property |
You can expect to to pay from $75 - 150 or more for a fine restaurant. You can find many good restaurants for much less.
December 29, 2015|
Response from Guest_Relations_Mgr1 | Property representative |
Hi Jayne - thanks for your inquiry! For same-day reservations, we recommend calling the resort (or stopping by the restaurant or front desk if you're close by). E-mails are welcome for reservations further in advance.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing