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Brenda's BBQ

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Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Jefferson City
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 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
Sullivan, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Harrison, Arkansas
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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, sit down I feed you" which made us laugh, we thought we were in for... More 

Thank Anne P
Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 friends could not stop raving about Momma Brenda. When they came to Placencia in 2015,... More 

Thank Marjorie P
Richmond, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 and talked to us at her little sheltered picnic table and we passed a delightful... More 

Thank marywant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 rice, plantains, coconut macaroons...and so on and so on. All made fresh right before your... More 

Thank Jeanavive
Maplewood, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Yes, Brenda does not post her prices. Brenda doesn't have a menu. You want that go to McDonald's. What Brenda does have is a small, very small kitchen, and a grill. Five feet away is one picnic table covered. She will tell you what she has to offer when you arrive. Reason? Freshness. If fish is available it will have... More 

Thank mrbarney1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I met Miss Brenda when she came up to be at dinner and sat down with me mistaking me for a friend. It wasn't long before we were friends. I sat and talked with her for hours. Everyone must go and eat Miss Brenda's delicious food and give her a hug from me.

Thank Meghan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?