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The Purple Space Monkey Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Placencia Village, Placencia R0C 3A0, Belize
+501 523-3169
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
28 Jun 2015
“Great food!”
23 Nov 2014
“Placencia's Loss”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Pizza, Asian
$$ - $$$
Placencia Village, Placencia R0C 3A0, Belize
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1 - 10 of 175 reviews

Reviewed June 28, 2015

Love the name, great atmosphere. Service was excellent and friendly and food was fresh and amazing! The price is average and you get a large portion of food. Convenient location.

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Purple Space Monkey is gone. The new owners have destroyed this Placencia landmark and turned it into a boxed in real estate office. So sad!

2  Thank 2BumsOndaBeach
Reviewed October 14, 2014

My daughters loved this place. They make some of the best smoothy's I have ever had. Plus all the food is great. The staff is talkative and friendly. As with everyplace I went in Belize. They seem to be happy to have tourists there and...More

1  Thank fishnrules
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I live in placencia and it is very upsetting to see the purple space monkey go. I've become very good friends with the owners and staff in the 2 years I lived here. This place will always be a gret memory in placencia's history. Good...More

Thank Shannon2153
Reviewed July 4, 2014

This restaurant has never disappointed me. The specials of the day are imaginative and well prepared. A full service is available and the prices are reasonable. I dine here every time I visit Placencia.

Thank robinnm01
Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I visited Placencia for the second time in June/July 2013. When we were there in June 2009 the Purple Space Monkey was closed and I believe was purchased by someone new and reopened. Anyway, it is a fun, colorful place to relax...More

Thank karibkitty
Reviewed June 24, 2014

the drinks are good, but I think their pico de gallo and their just plain quesadillas (with sour cream, of course) may be the absolute best on the planet. We ate as much as we could of the menu (too little time) and NEVER had...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the day before they closed and were very happy with the food and service. We were told that the bar was going to remain though so if it is a drink you are looking for you may still be in luck.

Thank Dave_Deb_Mark
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Kids and I had the burgers. Very tasty. Sat out a very nasty storm in the restaurant. Great ambience

Thank Ocdolphingrayneil
Reviewed June 6, 2014

I read that this place closed down on 1/6/14 hope it is not true, we ate here twice, great food and drink and the nicest staff. One of the waitresses even gave us a lift home instead of calling a taxi as she was going...More

Thank lambkin21
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placencia Village, Placencia R0C 3A0, Belize (Formerly Jake's Purple Space Monkey)
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-3169
Fun and funky in the daytime, with fresh, light lunch options and a family vibe, in the evening gourmets can indulge their individual tastes with Executive Chef Rick Labonte's World menu based on local and organic ingredients and savours, often with a trademark twist. Our attentive staff will make your romantic, celebration or large group dining pleasure their priority, from presentation through to great service. Right in the centre of downtown Placencia, over from the ball-field, our airy and open-plan dining room and smaller terraces are perfect for people-watching or that intimate dinner-for-two...while the superbly-stocked bar will fix everything from beers through fine wines to exotic or Caribbean cocktails...
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