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Brenda's BBQ

Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (38 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (40 reviews)
“tamales” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Barbecue
Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting Placencia for 12 years and always always made a stop at Brenda's for lunch one day while there. I will miss her dearly. A beautiful free and loving spirit. RIP Miss Brenda.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LandscapeDesigner3
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Went to Brenda’s looking for a good, cheap breakfast. I had heard about her fryjacks. Brenda said she would cook us up a nice breakfast, so we said okay. We sat down at one of her two tables and chatted with some outspoken locals who...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jhscats
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I told Brenda I was hungry and she said “I’ll feed you, beautiful.” We sat down and she brought us some homemade fruit juice then a large plate of fresh fruits with a couple of homemade coconut macaroons. The we each got a large plate...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank devinegirls
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This was our breakfast place for several years. Happy to say it still does the best breakfast in Placencia. The Fry Jacks should “be against the law.”

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Allen W
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Wow, what a little gem this is. It sure doesn't look like much, but Brenda serves some fantastic BBQ chicken with rice and beans. It's fun to sit and watch the activity at the pier and chat with Brenda who is an absolute delight. I...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank L4180EMandread
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of places to eat in Placencia BUT no one else had Brenda’s personality and passion. You are being made food by your belizean grandmother/mother. You sit and the pucnh will come and then you’ll be asked what you would like to eat...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank ksud25
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Food was delicious and location very simple, right beside the main pier. I'd definitely stick to the dive shops for any snorkel/dive trips though. I will definitely try her grilled fish when I return.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mayday70
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Traditional Belizean fare served with love. Jerk chicken wings were spot on,Tamales were very good though not as hot (temp) as they should be. Brenda is a window into the past of Placencia with many stories to tell well worth a listen. Just tell Brenda...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Dan M
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I don't even know where to begin with this place. We had walked by it several times on our way to a nearby dive shop. Brenda was always friendly but we were on our way to go diving and never stopped in. One day my...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank bryanf738
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at Brenda’s for a lunch our first day in Placencia. We met Brenda and had a great conversation that led to us having jerk chicken, conch fritters & rum punch. It was a fun lunch and we got some local info that...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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December 7, 2016|
Response from Big_Red_Saab |
Hours seem to very depending on when she wants to work. No phone, just a shack on the beach. Everything is hauled in, in the morning and back in the afternoon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
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