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Marva's Restaurant

Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Mar 2018
“Belizean food”
24 Feb 2018
“Rice and Beans!”
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Caribbean, Central American, South American
Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Very low key, limited menu. I had fish with rice and beans. Decent, economical and much like other spots in Belize.

Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely stew, and lovely crew! Marva, her daughter, and her granddaughter all work there and it is marvelous! I ate my food too quickly. Cow foot stew - much like Brunswick stew - oh so good with rice!

Thank Keita I
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Great local food and close to the ferry terminal! Glad we went here for dinner - it was recommended by the Belcove staff.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Restaurant recommended by the staff of our hotel. Simple but tasty food - Good prices and friendly welcome

Thank michele B
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Great feel of typical Belizan restuarant for local people. Marva looks so authentic! Love her and the food. Fish was Great and cheap. What do you need more?

Thank MichalL24
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I were in Belize for a week of birding for our 40th anniversary. We had not gone into Belize City much because we tend to avoid "touristy" areas. We checked out Trip Advisor, looking for real Belizean food and this fit the...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Authentic local food, Marva was fun to talk with, very reasonable prices. Not a fancy place, the looks of many places we visited would scare some but we enjoy trying the real local stuff, not the made up for tourism places

Thank georgee368
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Ms. Marva's was a great down home cooking eating spot. Very clean and good service. Quaint restaurant! Elegant Houston,Texas.

Thank tb3630
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Came in here on a suggestion and got a chance to rice the traditional stew chicken with rice and beans. We were only one of 2 tables there and service was relatively expedient. Food was very reasonably priced. They only accept cash and there is...More

Thank Vithle
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My friend was visiting Belize for the first and we needed to find somewhere to have lunch since his flight had just landed after 1:00pm. There was no rush and he enjoyed the food. We got the fresh watermelon juice to go with our meal.

Thank Ella F
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4 June 2018|
Response from michele B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, have visited the restaurant as customers only. It seems to be run by a family. The place is quite simple and informal and I would suggest to go there directly to apply. People are very friendly ! michèle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Belize City, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City
This restaurant is around the corner from the Belcove Hotel and has the best authentic food in Belize. It definitely deserves a spot on your site!
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