Best Restaurants in Placencia Belize | Placencia’s Best Food Spots

10 of the Best Restaurants in Placencia

Best Restaurants in Placencia Belize

Placencia isn’t known just for its gorgeous beaches, but it has some of the best restaurants in Belize. Placencia Village is a small village on Placencia peninsula and has become a popular vacation spot, not only because of its 12 miles of golden beaches but its exciting festivals and nightlife.

Tourists flock to Placencia because of spectacular snorkeling, diving opportunities, and touring the Maya ruins, caves, and rainforests.

You’ll find a wide variety of excellent restaurants from upscale eateries to shacks right on the beach.

The Quarter Deck Restaurant

Located at Laru Beya Resort, this open-air restaurant and bar serves delicious food right on the beach. It’s the perfect spot for family gatherings or a romantic evening.

Rum Fish Y Vino

It’s one of Placencia’s most popular restaurants for locals and tourists because of its inventive international cuisine with a twist of local Belizean dishes. It’s also known for having the best wine list as all their wine is imported.

Yoli’s Bar and Grill

It’s located off the beaten path and is an open walled bar and grill. It’s a well-liked spot for locals who come for the friendly service and Belikin, a local beer. There’s also live music for entertainment and tourists appreciate the scenic view with its large deck.

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

This award-winning restaurant is located in a beachfront inn. Recognized for their superb service and authentic dishes, you’ll be coming back again and again for the ambience and quality cuisine.


You haven’t visited Belize until you’ve eaten a wonderful meal under a thatched cabana on Placencia’s beach. This restaurant offers some of the best Belizean seafood dishes in the area.

Tutti Fruti

Wondering where to go for dessert? The Tutti Fruti serves the absolute best gourmet ice cream and gelato in Placencia. The owners, Italian expats, know exactly what they’re doing.

The Secret Garden Restaurant

Located in the village in a shaded oasis, this restaurant offers freshly grown menu items from their own garden. Their fresh pesto served with sandwiches makes a perfect stop for lunch. It’s also open for dinner and has a wonderful atmosphere.

Above Grounds Coffee

Located on the second floor above a clothing store, you’ll find specialty coffees or freshly brewed black coffee in this unique coffee shop. You’ll be able to smell the aroma from the street. It’s definitely worthy of a visit if you like coffee.

Tipsy Tuna

It’s a great restaurant for hanging as they offer a wide variety of drinks and really good food. With daily drink specials and a fun atmosphere, it’s a place to relax and enjoy the care-free spirit of Belize.

Barefoot Bar

If you’re looking for a fun place to go, this is it. Not only do they offer live music, trendy drinks, and a friendly staff, you can enjoy horse shoe tournaments on the beach.


Who would have thought this rather small area of Placencia could offer such a wide variety of restaurants? Come on down and experience some of the best cuisine you’ll find in all of Belize.



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