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Top Choice International in Placencia

Maya Beach Bistro

Maya Beach Hotel's popular bistro is a Placencia landmark, offering excellent international dishes using fresh local ingredients. This is the place where restaurant folk come to eat seafood and coconut chowder, lobs…
Top Choice Fusion in Placencia


Rumfish is a gastro-style wine bar a la Central American style. Head up to the balcony of the beautiful old timber building and sample starters such as Peruvian ceviche or specialty mains such as Yucatán chicken or …
Top Choice Seafood in Placencia

Omar's Creole Grub

Omar's has been around a long time and still serves some of the freshest seafood in town. Step into the small and rustic streetside shack and choose from crab, lobster, shrimp or conch prepared as either traditional…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Placencia

Tutti Frutti

If you don't like the ice cream here, you won't like ice cream anywhere. It's that simple. The Italian gelato is even better and the 18 flavors on display are constantly changing – from salted caramel to Ferrero Roc…
Italian in Placencia


Chachi's is a fine addition to Placencia's main street scene; a sociable pizza joint and cocktail bar downstairs and breezy live music bar upstairs. Pizzas are available by the slice or you can buy a whole one and b…
Bar in Placencia

Barefoot Bar

Occupying prime beach real estate, Placencia's most happening spot for drinking and entertainment has live music five nights a week, fire dancing on Wednesdays, full-moon parties, horseshoe tossing comps and more. H…
Coffee in Placencia

Above Grounds

This coffee shop stilt shack offers great coffee drinks, bagels, muffins and people-watching from the raised wooden veranda deck (coffee from BZ$3 to BZ$7, snacks BZ$2 to BZ$9). All coffee is Guatemalan organic, sou…
Cafe in Placencia

Brewed Awakenings

The imaginative name extends to the drinks with perfectly brewed espresso coffee (BZ$3.50 to BZ$7) and a range of flavored seaweed shakes (BZ$7 to BZ$8; the seaweed acts as a thickener and is said to contain various…
Food & Drink in Placencia


Celebrates the opening of the lobster-fishing season with music, boat races, a fishing contest, a huge variety of lobster dishes to eat and a lot of fun.
Caribbean in Placencia

De-Tatch Restaurant

This popular thatched-roof, open-air beachfront place specializes in tasty shrimp and seafood dishes in a range of styles: Caribbean, Belizean and North American food are De-Tatch signatures and service is snappy. T…