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Marva's Restaurant

Caribbean, Central American, South American
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Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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Gray Court, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Belize for a week of birding for our 40th anniversary. We had not gone into Belize City much because we tend to avoid "touristy" areas. We checked out Trip Advisor, looking for real Belizean food and this fit the bill perfectly. We located Marva's easily from the directions and asked the owner (?) for... More 

Thank Tim S
Roatan, Honduras
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Authentic local food, Marva was fun to talk with, very reasonable prices. Not a fancy place, the looks of many places we visited would scare some but we enjoy trying the real local stuff, not the made up for tourism places

Thank georgee368
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Ms. Marva's was a great down home cooking eating spot. Very clean and good service. Quaint restaurant! Elegant Houston,Texas.

Thank tb3630
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Came in here on a suggestion and got a chance to rice the traditional stew chicken with rice and beans. We were only one of 2 tables there and service was relatively expedient. Food was very reasonably priced. They only accept cash and there is no AC. You can drink either soda or beer.

Thank Vithle
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My friend was visiting Belize for the first and we needed to find somewhere to have lunch since his flight had just landed after 1:00pm. There was no rush and he enjoyed the food. We got the fresh watermelon juice to go with our meal.

Thank Ella F
Belize City, Belize
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

If you are looking for authentic belizean food with an authentic feel, then this is your place. It is not big and the seating is limited, but it soon worth the trip if looking for the authentic feel. And the food is relish.....

Thank apeck522
Tempe, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Found this small restaurant in Belize city. It is where the locals go to eat. the meal was excellent, gluten-free and inexpensive. We had both the chicken and pork stew with rice and beans. and had sweet potato pone for desert.

1 Thank Nina M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Kind of in a scary part of town. No menu. The owner/cook just told us 2 local plates: stewed chicken or stewed beef (get the chicken, the beef was suspicious). Nothing fancy at all, no atmosphere, but if you want to sample local fare this does it.

Thank Reed W
Belize City, Belize
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Marva's Belizean Restaurant on West Canal Street is one of the last down home spots that you can get great Belizean food. During the week you can get a nice selection of local cuisine and the best conch soup on Tuesday or Wednesday. There's plenty of conch in every spoonful of soup and it's seasoned to perfection. Service is great... More 

1 Thank Filmbelize
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2014

23 of us showed up from the cruise for lunch and Marva took care of us all in 1 hour. Everyone ordered, and the food was excellent.

Thank Eileen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City
This restaurant is around the corner from the Belcove Hotel and has the best authentic food in Belize. It definitely deserves a spot on your site!

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