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Brenda's BBQ

Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (36 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (42 reviews)
“tamales” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Barbecue
Main Road, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I was taking a picture of a sinking boat when a voice from the shadows, called out, "would you like some coconut macaroons?" My friend and my faces lit up like we were at the Blue Door, french restaurant ordering chocolate macs from the patisserie...More

Thank T_Rice99
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Miss Brenda puts it down for breakfast: fresh fish, conch, crab, and shrimp. She also sliced open a coconut for fresh water and shared her fresh hot macaroons.

Thank APlusTestPrep
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We stumbled upon Brenda's one morning looking for breakfast. She greeted us with Rum punch and the most amazing macaroons! We asked for fryjacks and next thing we knew, she went to the store across the street, bought some flour and prepared the most amazing...More

Thank lbugzee
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Brenda whipped up a whole box of food for my husband and me to take back to our hotel. The flavor was great and the meal was incredibly hearty. Brenda is such a sweetheart, too. She's been doing this a long time and for good...More

Thank Le_Chef_Sucre
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I met Brenda walking down the road near the condo we stayed at, she told me she baked at Brenda's, did I want to stop by her home to taste something ? And that is what it's like to visit Placencia Village! I did not...More

Thank Plumeria D
Reviewed 2 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 2 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 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
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.

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, 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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