Top ChoiceInternational 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 n their days off to eat seafood and...

Top ChoiceFusion in Placencia


Rumfish is a gastro-style wine bar 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 ChoiceSeafood 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...

Top ChoiceIce 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Bar in Placencia

Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar

Brightening up the beach with its multicolored sun loungers, Tipsy Tuna provides occasional action with live music (Garifuna drumming on Wednesdays), along with sports on the big-screen TV, pool tables, rooftop...

Cafe in Placencia


This ocean-facing restaurant is one of the best places in town for a healthy smoothie – there are 30 varieties – or an all-day breakfast. It also serves seafood including lobster or conch fritters, tacos and...

Caribbean in Placencia

Wendy's Creole Restaurant & Bar

Wendy's is a traditional-style air-conditioned restaurant serving a wide range of dishes from burgers and burritos to seafood specialties such as Caribbean jerk snapper fillet and Creole fish. Full breakfast menu...

Belizean in Placencia

Dawn's Grill

Good food comes from a small kitchen at Dawn's Grill shack on Main St. Changing daily specials include fajitas, chicken, pork roast and fish fillets, while lobster is a seasonal specialty in sandwiches, ceviche...

Arts & Crafts in Placencia

Made in Belize

Leo handcrafts exquisite wooden sculptures from rosewood, mahogany and driftwood at his workshop on the Sidewalk and displays and sells them in his little shop. Birds (such as toucans) and marine life (dolphins...

Bar in Placencia

Pickled Parrot

This thatched-roof Caribbean-meets-Brit-pub-style bar and restaurant, tucked down a lane off the main street, is a sociable spot for a drink and the food is top notch. Head in for the bargain BZ$10 specials...

Breakfast in Placencia

Friends Near the Pier

Locally famous for its breakfasts, this bright-yellow shack at the southern end of Sidewalk offers friendly service and a lavish menu of pancakes, waffles, French toast and lobster-and-cheese omelets, all served...

Caribbean in Placencia

Secret Garden Restaurant

In a lush patch of garden strung with fairy lights and hidden away from the main street, this low-key restaurant and bar offers up an eclectic menu with Caribbean gumbo, chicken Maya and spicy jambalaya.

Barbecue in Placencia

Mr Q

One of several good Belizean BBQ places at the southern end of the peninsula, Mr Q serves up BBQ plates and fried chicken with rice and beans, along with ice-cold beer. Cheap and filling.

Bar in Placencia


This sociable thatched bar over the water at the south end of the village is especially popular on Fridays, when there's a live band and Yoli's BBQ grill, and again on Sunday afternoons.