Top places to eat in Placencia, Belize. for whatever you are in the mood for!

Top places to eat in Placencia, Belize. for whatever you are in the mood for!

These are the top places as rated by our guests!

 

Breakfast

 

Try Friends Near the Pier and The Shak, closer to the pier, have a great ambience – you can watch the pier at The Shak. Cozy Corner is about halfway down the sidewalk, it IS very cozy and has great views of the beach. Detatch also has heavenly beach views and is close to Barefoot. Aphrodite’s on the sidewalk and Buba Wuba’s on the harbor across the main road are also good options. We also recommend the breakfast burritos at the “Belize Mexican” stand near the police station. Merl’s Cafe is located farther south at the “point.” Wendy’s on the main road is also a good option. You can sometimes find light eats at Brewed Awakenings or Above Grounds.
View from Cozy Corner
 The Shak
 Outside Above Grounds
 Friends Near the Pier
 Detatch
 View from The Shak
Our guest’s favorites for dinner…
Higher-end options in town…
Rumfish – a classic favorite for the Caribbean deck and and amazing drinks.
Turtle Inn – Francis Ford Coppola’s tranquil resort – wonderful for a romantic or special dinner.
Wendy’s – great people watching on their veranda – a classic, great fish.
Detatch – for the view and the fish.
Secret Garden is a classic favorite, and Yucatan Tacos is a new option with a great view of town.More casual options in town…Dawn’s – a great low key choice, classic local food.
Omar’s – another classic favorite for local fish-they will even cook yours if you bring it.
Cozy Corner – great view and conch fritters.
Cha Chi’s – great second floor live music and great pizza options- will even deliver.
Rick’s – amazing organic food, wonderful chef.
Aphrodite’s – great people watching on the sidewalk, super fun ambiance!
Wine Bar – a newer wonderful option in the village, great cheese plates to start the night.
**For some super casual food stand options- Sidewinders for subs and chicken, Lil Bites for great local food, Carmens for “fast food”, Mr Qs for local barbeque, Belize Mexican stand for burritos, or the Burger Joint for local burgers. Mim’s is right at the street and is amazing local food (try the stewed chicken) for a $5usd lunch. All can be found with a walk through the village.
Of course…..for dessert…..the famous Tutti Frutti, right by Rumfish and Cha Chis!
*Of course Barefoot BarPickled Parrot, and Tipsy Tuna, any night of the week! Barefoot’s lobster grilled cheese is a guest favorite.
**A little out of town, try: Dolce Vita – for great Italian and wine, located about 2 miles north in Los Porticos. Flying Pig for Spaghetti and Movie nights and great casual food, or Mariposa for great views on their second floor, and prime rib nights. Just out of town is the new The Pyramid House, getting rave reviews about their wine and views!
Cha Chi’s and Tutti Frutti
 Heart of village
 View from second floor at Tipsy
 Beach outside Barefoot
 Carmen’s fast food
 Detatch
 Lil Bites
 Sidewinders
 Carmen’s menu
 Pickled Parrot
 Tipsy Tuna
 Eating on second floor in Cha Chis
Willing to drive about 20 minutes to Maya Beach? These are the favorites…
Maya Beach Bistro – one of the most highly-rated restaurants on the peninsula, for seaside dining – up in Maya Beach.
Naia – a newer resort, for a special dinner at “1981”.***Coming soon? Tranquilo is opening back up soon! This was a past guest favorite, under new management, but taking the short boat ride to the Placencia Caye and watching the sunset make this a super memorable experience!If there are any I forgot please let me know!

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Laura Diffendal

Laura and her husband David purchased a half acre on the Caribbean Sea in 2014, in Placencia, Belize. They have built their own version of paradise, and they now operate the only boutique, adults-only microresort, walking distance to everything in the village. Caribbean Beach Cabanas was rated the 2017 Small Hotel of the Year by the Belize Tourism Board, and was featured on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt. You can visit their site at www.caribbeanbeachcabanas.com. In April of 2018, they opened their second boutique hotel, www.purboutiquecabanas.com, in Ambergris Caye!

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