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The Secret Garden Restaurant

Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3617
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (41 reviews)
“key lime tart” (10 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed yesterday

Best food we had in Placencia in a cute garden setting. Only problem was limited supply. One night no soup. Both nights no fresh fish. How can you have no fresh fish in Placencia??

Thank robpaulatravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

best dinner we had in placencia. i had the jambalaya and wife had fresh lobster. an outside garden in a lovely setting. price was right and we wished we had gone back for another meal

Thank mikeinsocal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an excellent dinner here. The atmosphere is very nice, and semi romantic. The wait staff was very friend as well. I got the Greek salad with shrimp and my boyfriend got the pesto linguini with shrimp. Both were very good. The Greek salad was...More

Thank Erin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little spot is charming. You’re away from the street so it is very quiet and calm. The service was great as was the food. We had the veggie stir fry which our vegetarian guest said was the best veggie dish she had had in...More

Thank buckeye1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went to Secret Garden it was only a few days past New Year's. That may be reason there was no fresh fish, and the fish added to other dishes was 4 days old, according to the owner. Cabernet was served chilled and the...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server opened up his dialogue with us by telling us that there was no fresh fish in stock today. Pretty odd for a restaurant on the coastline. We made due with some chicken, some pasta, a salad and a veggie stir fry. Nothing was...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant iwith a wonderful, attentive and friendly owner. This setting is serene and the food is very good. We stumbled in, no reservations and were warmly greeted. Worth a try for sure and if we were saying longer, would dine there...More

Thank ellen s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Above average food for Placencia. Gumbo was excellent. Black Bean soup was very good. They were out of vegetarian option that night which was a pain, but they did have a salad alternative. Live guitar player was there who was ok, but nice ambiance.

Thank dinicola27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant we’ve (family of 5) eaten at here in Placencia (others were very good but Secret Garden stands out). One of the owners, Becca, engaged with all of the tables in the restaurant throughout dinner - it was a pleasure to interact with her....More

1  Thank janetk92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ceviche was excellent! Unfortunately our group didn’t feel like it lived up to the 4.5 reviews as seen on TripAdvisor. Our catch of the day was very dry and not fresh. Gumbo was reliably good. Outdoor experience was made unpleasant by flying biting ants.More

Thank RobertaBrandecker
Rebecca W, Owner at The Secret Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize if your dining experience did not live up to your expectations. We buy our fish almost every day from the pier here in the village. Unfortunately, we cannot control the flying insects in an outdoor restaurant. We hope you enjoyed the rest of...More

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Jerry R
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Response from Rob G | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress is fine for most restaurants in Placencia. Shorts would be fine, perhaps not swimsuits as suggested above.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-3617
  • E-mail
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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