There are no fast food joints in Belize—and who would want to settle for one when you can please every one of your taste buds by choosing ethnic dishes at Placencia’s most outstanding restaurant?
If you never met an ethnic culinary tradition you didn’t love, add Belize food and beverages to your list of “must eat more often” cuisines. But truth is, traditional Belize food comes from multiple traditions. A typical meal you’re served is likely to be a mashup of Creole, Mestizo (Spanish/Maya), Garifuna, East Indian and German Mennonite foods. This rich amalgamation is the Belizean culinary tradition of today.
A unique cultural tradition has emerged…
…from this delicious mix of societies and new twists on recipes over time have made them distinctly Belizean. Want to sample the epitome of Belizean foods and beverages during your stay in Placencia, there is no better destination than Laru Beya Resort’s Quarterdeck Restaurant and Bar.
Guests return to Laru Beya repeatedly for the food, and Placencia residents show up in equal numbers because the chefs outdo themselves every time a new way to prepare an old recipe tickles their imaginations. Even the Quarterdeck’s happy hour is a mélange of tastes and treats, so you needn’t go elsewhere for variety when you visit Placencia.
Surroundings as gorgeous as the food on your plate
In addition to the tropical atmosphere, unique architectural design beneath an island-style roof with amazing views of the Caribbean Sea, the Quarterdeck’s design is a work of art, relying upon Mother Nature to provide the ambiance and lush surroundings.
Chefs source the best locally-grown produce and freshly-caught seafood. They frequent local purveyors of spices, wines, beers, and chocolates so diners are never disappointed by the quality of the food that fills their plates—plates that look as beautiful as the food tastes. These award-winning chefs are schooled in Caribbean, Mexican and Italian cuisine preparation and they’re happy to cater to vegetarians and guests who follow gluten-free diets or have food allergies.
What will you find on the Quarterdeck menu?
Breakfasts choices reflect the ultimate in diversity and include coconut French toast, Caribbean pancakes, Eggs Benedict, stuffed fry jack, traditional Belize- or Mestizo-style breakfasts and burritos. If you’re a picky eater and insist on food you’re used to eating, no worries. Steak and eggs, fresh fruit platters and other familiar dishes are on the menu.
Salads, hearty sandwiches, Mayan tamales, Belizean tacos, Mediterranean basadillas, sizzling fajitas and combination platters are a few of the options found on the Quarterdeck’s lunch menu and if you’re curious about dinner, you’ve got to peruse the eatery’s website page so you don’t miss any of the delights you can order.
The Quarterdeck Bar
Libations are never given short shrift at the Quarterdeck bar where a fabulous array of beverages await your review. From tropical drinks to local beers, cocktails and samplings of spirits found only in Belize, you’ll agree that happy hour is an understatement—especially when gourmet snacks arrive to accompany beverages.
There’s a reason Laru Beya and the Quarterdeck were awarded “Hall of Fame” status by TripAdvisor after receiving stunning reviews four years in a row. It’s the ambiance and the service—but most of all, this is home to the most beautifully-prepared meals in Placencia. Come for the view. Stay for the food. You will return!