Sunday, November 8, 2015

Top 10 Things to Eat in Placencia- from a Hungry Man's Perspective...

One of the things I have come to love about Placencia is how unprocessed and fresh everything is. I have found the food from the farmer's markets and stores to be really fun to work with-especially after I learned to go with the flow and cook more like a local. There is very little processed food here, no fast food, but when I have taken the time to shop and prepare, it has been wonderful. Just today I made fresh salsa, pickled onions, a huge salad, and cut up fruit. I would have bought all this already done in the US, for about 10x more money, and probably less organic!

Now, all this fresh raw food is great to me, but Dave starts to wig out after too much healthy fresh food. He does miss McDonalds, Burger King, etc. We don't have exactly the same tastes. :) I asked him the other day what his favorites here are, and thought I would share, especially for those coming down who want a guide to eating food that is maybe not the most "foodie" or the healthiest, but probably does taste the best!!

Men's Guide to Best Tasting Food on the Peninsula 

(ie largest portions of fattening filling foods)

1.) Doyle's Delight from Barefoot Bar. I think it has cheese, bacon, eggs, all that stuff.
Not the actual burger, but one of their burgers I could get a picture of from their facebook page...add egg and bacon and then have an antacid.

2.) Cozy Corner's chicken burrito. It is the size of your head. Read this review! Guy thinks it is enough for 2-3 people.

3.) Rumfish's pork chops. The most generous portion on their menu. What a surprise. This guy also made a fuss over the pork chops.

4.) Turtle Inn's 16 course Indonesian dinner. Because who has a flat stomach after 16 courses?
Actual pic from Turtle Inn's facebook:

5.) Brenda's (near the pier) coconut macaroons. Don't put them down on your shorts as you are eating.

6.) Lobster grilled cheese from Barefoot bar-even I have to admit this is just bliss. Huge, cheesy, buttery.

7.) Chicken Egg Foo Yung from ENE - Chinese restaurant. Huge portion and this really is good (at least it is low carb?)
Not the actual pic as I never remember to take food pics, but it looks like this google image!

8.) Chicken Burritos from the "Mexican Belize Food" stand near the police station. They are like $2 each, so he orders about 5 of them.
Here is a fun site about the "Belize fast food" so you have some idea of what you are ordering, it took me months to know the difference:

9.) Radi's BBQ chicken. It's like 1/2 a chicken. (stock bbq chicken pic, but that's what you get!)

10.) Stewed chicken from Mim's. I can attest he eats this meal about every couple days.
The national dish, every take out meal looks like this do not get cheated. (tripadvisor pic)

So, as you can see, portion size + taste = Dave's top 10. 


  1. Love your blog! I believe we met you in town last week with the realtor during Easter celebration. We are thinking of a beach wedding in October or November... How is the weather during those times?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Angelina! Hope you enjoyed the crazy weekend is back to peace and quiet now :). Weather - I would definitely do November, as October the last 2 years has been the worst weather (to me)! November, high season starts back up so everything is open, it dries up a bit, and really is a big difference. Feel free to email me at We are doing our second wedding here in May, and it can be done as simply or as involved as you want it to be. Such a gorgeous place for a wedding!

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