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Brenda's BBQ

Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (31 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (41 reviews)
“tamales” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Barbecue
Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Brenda is a one of a kind, you sit eat meet new people watch the fishing boats come in, a site you don't see very often. Down the beach a bit is her Aunt Yoli 's pub, Merel is Yoli's mom, best food in town....More

Thank TBUGCalifornia
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I hesitate to give Brenda 5 starts, because truly it is very rustic and kind of dirty. I got the fish, which was just ok. However, the jerk chicken my husband had was seriously amazing, the rum punch was refreshing, and she made my trip...More

Thank Shawny L
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The only thing better than Brenda ' s fantastic food is her warm-hearted loving personality. Best jerk chicken and macaroons I've ever eaten. And she saved me some special hot handmade tamales, for when I got off the boat from Monkey River trip.

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a carribean tradition and you need to at least try it for yourself, but please get the cost lined out before you order and whether its BD or USA. Brenda is a card and well worth meeting.

Thank attabouy
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must for anyone that is visiting Placencia, whether you are looking for good local food or interesting company. Brenda's is the place to stop in

Thank dorado3
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We too were lured in by Brenda. First impression, this sassy lady was serving up something authentic and entertaining but not so, it was a scam. We checked first on the menu and price with her response was clearly 25 BZ and " shut up,...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Brenda is awesome! She's so personable and funny, and a good cook. She cooks traditional Belizean food right on the water.

Thank msjan87
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I waited until my last day here to post this review, as I didn't want any bad juju to come back to me. But this post had to be done, just for the "buyer beware" warning, so here it goes.... Prior to our visit, my...More

Thank Marjorie P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We talked to Brenda whilst waiting for a boat at the dock and promised to go back to eat next day. We had excellent food, fish, chicken, beans and rice followed with delicious coconut and ginger macaroons and accompanied by a rum punch. Locals came...More

Thank marywant
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Strolling along the town, my husband and I stumbled upon Brenda and her charming beachfront stop. Brenda herself is welcoming, warm and a fantastic cook. Everything was as fresh as possibly can be...literally ocean to table. The several courses included jerk chicken, fantastic fish, coconut...More

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