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restaurante laguna

Authentic Dining with Glorious Lagoon Views

The place where Belizean culinary traditions are celebrated, epicureans dine, and a new tradition is born. Perched waterside to the Placencia Lagoon, a full-service menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner weaves time-honored dishes with culinary innovations, for a magnetic affair helmed by acclaimed Chef Rahim. Dine inside, where mixed textures like Mayan colored-bar stools and aligned hardwood floors exude warmth, or on the trellis-shaded lagoon-facing deck, freckled with hanging plants and string lights that glow gold. With a sundowner in hand, feast on the romanticism of dusk as the setting sun slips below the majestic Maya Mountains.

Cuisine

Come for lagoon-side dining, leave inspired.

Sequestered on the edge of the Placencia lagoon with to-die-for views of the Maya Mountains on the horizon, this is the destination for the discerning diner. At Restaurante Laguna, consider food—and the leisurely eating of it in the open air—as the tentpole of many happy returns to Umaya. Between cocktails and canapés bolstered by crisp garden herbs and fresh catch of the day from the coast, expect a fusion of a strong Caribbean inheritance intertwined with Central American savors.

Reservations

Dine with the fiery tones of orange that spread across the horizon as the sun sets lagoon-side.

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Breakfast

JOURNEY CAKE BREAKFAST SANDWICH
US 6 | BZ 12

Poached egg, crispy bacon, creamy hollandaise on a warm Belizean journey cake.

TROPICAL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
US 8 | BZ 16

Plain Mennonite yogurt, homemade granola, seasonal tropical fruits, fresh-baked cinnamon roll, toast served with tropical homemade jam and whipped butter.

FARMER'S OMELET
US 8 | BZ 16

Sauteed organic vegetables and yellow Mennonite cheddar in a 2 free-range eggs,
served with toast.

TROPICAL FRUIT PANCAKES
US 8 | BZ 16

Fluffy pancakes topped with seasonal fruits caramelized in cinnamon and brown
sugar, served with crispy local bacon.

BELIZEAN BREAKFAST
US 8 | BZ 16

Coconut oil refried beans, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, served with a side of light,
golden fried jacks.

BREAKFAST BURRITO

Warm handmade flour tortillas stuffed with scrambled eggs, refried beans, Mennonite cheese, served w fresh cream and pickled habanero curtido.

SIDES

Toast US 1 | BZ 2
Eggs US 1.5 | BZ3
Fried jacks US 1.5 | BZ3
Pork Sausage US 2 | BZ 4
Bacon US 2 | BZ 4

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Lunch

STARTERS

TAQUITOS DE PUERCO
US 9 | BZ 18

Slow cooked pulled pork leg in a warm handmade corn tortilla topped with
pickled purple onion curtido.

CEVICHE DE MARISCOS
US 10.50 | BZ 21

Lime-cured fish and shrimp chunks tossed with onions, tomatoes, cucumber, and
cilantro, served with spiced corn tortilla chips.

Ceviche de Camaron
US 12.50 | BZ 25

Lime-cured diced shrimp tossed with onions, tomatoes, cucumber and cilantro. Served with spiced corn tortilla chips.

Seafood Fritters
US 11 | BZ 22

Fish, shrimp, and organic vegetables tossed in our homemade beer batter and fried golden. Served with a mango chipotle dipping sauce.

Potato & Cheese Fried Ravioli
US 9 | BZ 18

Potato and cheese stuffed handmade ravioli, fried golden and served with freshly made oregano tomato sauce.

SALAD

GRILLED VEGETABLES & PEANUT
US 9 | BZ 18

Medley of grilled broccoli, green beans, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes drizzled with our house balsamic dressing and topped with toasted Belizean peanuts.

MARKET SPECIAL
US 9 | BZ 18

Crisp romaine lettuce and our mix of Chef selected market finds tossed in
house dressing.

Citrus Arugula & Almond Salad
US 11 | BZ 22

Fresh slices of oranges, julienne purple onions, crushed toasted almonds, baby arugula drizzled with our homemade vinaigrette.

ADD TO SALAD

Chicken US 2.5 | BZ 5
Shrimp US 4 | BZ 8

SANDWICHES

CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN
US 9 | BZ 18

Bread crumb crusted chicken breast fillet, golden fried, topped with a cilantro cabbage slaw on a warm homemade bun, served with potato fries.

CHEESE & PESTO VEGETABLES
US 12.50 | BZ 25

Grilled medley of market select vegetables brushed in our fragrant basil pesto and topped with crumbled
Mennonite cheese inside a homemade bun and served with crispy potato fries.

LA LAGUNA CUBANA
US 12.50 | BZ 25

Thin slices of smoked pork leg, warm glazed ham slices, pickled cucumbers, Mennonite
cheese on a homemade bun served with potato fries.

THE LAGUNA BURGER
US 14 | BZ 28

Perfectly grilled “Cayo” ground beef patty topped with melted Mennonite cheese crispy pork bacon,
and cabbage slaw on house made coconut bun, served with potato fries.

ENTREES

QUESILLO & CHICHARON PUPUSAS
US 8 | BZ 16

Santa Maria Village pupusas filled with locally made quesillo cheese, refried beans, and ground Belizean pork cracklings served with tomato salsa and escabeche cabbage slaw.

CHILI PORK BELLY RICE BOWL
US 11 | BZ 22

Chef ‘s signature chili sauce glazed over crispy pork belly served on a bed of
coconut white rice.

SHRIMP PASTA ALFREDO
US 16 | BZ 32

Pan-seared farm raised shrimp and linguini pasta tossed in classic Alfredo sauce and dusted bacon bits served with toasted baguette slices.

CATCH OF THE DAY
US 17.50 | BZ 35

Herbed butter catch of the day fillet and grilled market vegetables served with
fried potato chips.

Shrimp Basket
US 13 | BZ 26

Shrimp strips tossed in olive oil, seasoned flour and fried golden. Served with seasoned potato fries and mango chipotle dipping sauce.

Fish & Chips
US 18 | BZ 36

Fresh fish fillet battered in Belikin beer batter, and fried golden to perfection. Accompanied with seasoned potato fries, balsamic vinegar and  mango chipotle dipping sauce.

Pez Frito
US 19 | BZ 38

Fried whole snapper served with traditional rice and beans, fried plantain, coleslaw and homemade habanero pepper sauce.

Sunday Dinna
US 12.50 | BZ 25

Traditional stew chicken rice and beans, coleslaw, fried plantain and fresh habanero pepper sauce.

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Dinner

APPETIZERS

RICOTTA-BALSAMIC BRUSCHETTA
US 5 | BZ 10

Crumbled Mennonite ricotta sprinkled on a toasted baguette of balsamic drizzled
vegetable medley.

SQUASH & COCONUT SOUP
US 7 | BZ 14

Roasted organic squash pureed with fresh squeezed coconut milk served with
sweet potato crisps.

FISH FRITTERS
US 7.50 | BZ 18

Fresh-caught fish bites tossed in Belikin beer batter and fried to a crispy golden
finish, served with an habanero aioli dipping sauce.

WATERMELON ARUGULA SALAD
US 9 | BZ 18

Organically grown arugula tossed with our house balsamic dressing, toasted peanuts, topped with crumbled cheese on a bed of sweet watermelon slices.

CEVICHE de CAMARON
US 12.50 | BZ 25

Lime-cured diced shrimp tossed with onions, tomatoes, cucumber and cilantro. Served with spiced corn tortilla chips.

ADD TO SOUP, SALAD or PASTA

Chicken US 2.5 | BZ5
Shrimp US 4 | BZ 8

ENTREES

PASTA POMODORO
US 10.50 | BZ 21

House made classic pomodoro tossed with fresh-picked herbs and linguini,
topped with freshly grated Parmesan.

BBQ PORK BELLY
US 11.50 | BZ 23

Roasted pork belly glazed with our signature BBQ sauce, served with homemade
flour torilla, refried beans and pico de gallo salsa.

STEAMED WHOLE SNAPPER
US 20 | BZ 40

Today’s catch rubbed in local spices, wrapped in plantain leaves, steamed and served with cilantro rice.

SHRIMP & EGGPLANT PESTO SALAD
US 16 | BZ 32

Medley of grilled eggplant, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes brushed with basil pesto,
sprinkled with crumbled Mennonite cheese and topped with juicy grilled shrimp.

CATCH OF THE DAY
US 17 | BZ 34

Pan-seared fresh caught fillet of fish served with potato mash, grilled vegetables, and a sweet and tangy pineapple salsa.

Sorrel Red Wine Rib Eye
US 31 | BZ 62

Prime cut of rib eye steak spiced with crushed peppercorn, smoked salt, seared in herbs, garlic, and butter (cooked to your requested temperature). Accompanied with pesto potatoes, coconut oil perfumed greens and signature sorrel red wine reduction.

Chimichurri Beef Tenderloin
US 28 | BZ 56

Local cut of grass fed beef tenderloin grilled to perfection served with toasted cumin mashed potato, balsamic arugula and fresh Chimichurri sauce.

Coconut Smoked Sea Salt Fish Fillet
US 23 | BZ 46

Fresh catch of the day, spiced with our homemade smoked sea salt, organic coconut oil perfume and seared to perfection. Served over a bed of wild rice and cream of spinach.

Camarones al Mojo
US 19 | BZ 38

Farm shrimp sautéed in spices, freshly squeezed orange juice, minced garlic, and herbs. Accompanied with a bowl of mushroom and spinach brown rice.

Skillet Pollo Asado
US 14 | BZ 28

Quarter cut of pre-marinated chicken grilled to perfection. Served with seared garlic, broccoli and roasted diced potatoes.

Ask your server about our daily dessert selection.

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Dinner

Appetizer

BBQ Pig Tail
US 11 | BZ 22

Smoked salt-cured pork tails, brushed with house barbecue sauce and served with a warm,
hand-made flour tortilla and pickled habanero-onion sauce.

Country Barn Mozzarella Sticks
US 13 | BZ 26

Seasoned, breadcrumb-encrusted mozzarella cheese sticks, deep fried to a crispy
golden finish, served with jalapeño tartar and a
sweet/spicy tomato habanero sauce.

Entree

Herb Tomato Pasta
US 18 | BZ 36

Al dente linguine pasta tossed in a slow-roasted tomato sauce with fresh herbs,
tossed in fresh Country Barn ricotta cheese.

Pollo Asado
US 18 | BZ 36

Tangy herbed chicken cuts grilled to perfection and topped with fresh Mennonite
cheese, served with a warm flour tortilla, re-fried beans, guacamole, and house
pico de gallo.

Oregano Pork Ribs
US 20 | BZ 40

Tender, slow-smoked pork ribs simmered in an all spice-oregano barbecue sauce.

Cocoa-Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank
US 27 | BZ 54

Locally raised lamb shank, slow braised in a rich, fresh ground cacao and red wine
broth, served with a side of warm, home-made bread.

Creole Oxtail Stew
US 27 | BZ 54

Free range oxtail cuts slow-cooked in a rich Creole tomato sauce with farm
vegetables, served with coconut cilantro rice.

Latin American Carne Asada
US 31 | BZ 62

Local beef tenderloin, pan-seared in garlic butter, brushed with home-made
chimichurri cause and served with sides of the evening.

Citrus-Achiote Chop
US 21 | BZ 42

Seared 1″ butcher cut rib chop served with smashed potatoes, grilled zucchini
and slathered with our signature citrus-achiote gravy.

Camarones en Crema de Coco
US 24 | BZ 48

Fresh farm shrimp simmered in hand-pressed coconut milk with organic, reigonal
vegetables, herbs and habanero peppers, served with a side of coconut rice and creole
bread rolls.

Soups

Farmer's Bean Soup
US 10 | BZ 20

Slow-cooked red kidney beans, crowned with crispy chicharrones and pico de gallo,
accompanied by crispy seasoned corn tortilla chips.

Chicken Escabeche
US 13 | BZ 26

Organic chicken cuts, pan fried and simmered in Tia Blanca’s sun-dried oregano, jalapeño, lime,
onion broth, served with warm hand-made corn tortillas.

Salads

Citrus & Arugula Salad
US 13 | BZ 26

Dehydrated orange segments, with fresh arugula, farm vegetables, and sliced
hard-boiled eggs, served with your choice of honey balsamic dressing or our
Grove House signature citrus vinaigrette.

Peanut & Ricotta Salad
US 15 | BZ 30

Toasted local peanuts and crumbled ricotta cheese on baby spinach, purple
onions and, tomatoes, served with your choice of our honey balsamic dressing or
our Grove House signature citrus vinaigrette.

Vegan

Grilled Cauliflower & Chickpea Puree
US 13 | BZ 26

Fresh organic cauliflower drizzled in pressed coconut oil, grilled and served over roasted cherry tomatoes and a cumin chickpea puree.

Ginger Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steak
US 14 | BZ 28

Grilled bean curd glazed with fresh ginger and soy sauce, accompanied by spinach and cumin chickpea puree.

Sweet Potato & Crostini Soup
US 11 | BZ 22

Slow roasted potatoes in coconut milk and spices, served with freshly toasted crostini.

Sweet Potato & Coconut Creamy Pasta
US 13 | BZ 26

Locally harvested sweet potato served in coconut milk and assorted spices, tossed with al dente linguine pasta and basil leaf.

Farmers Vegetable Lasagna
US 14 | BZ 28

Hand selected farm vegetables over our classic tomato sauce, topped with Mennonite cheese, before being baked to perfection. Served with a bowl of coconut white rice.

Desserts

Coconut Caramel Flan
US 7 | BZ 14
Mayan Chocolate Cake
US 9 | BZ 18
Soursop Cheesecake
US 9 | BZ 18

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Lunch

Appetizer

Country Barn Mozzarella Sticks
US 13 | BZ 26

Seasoned, breadcrumb-encrusted mozzarella cheese sticks, deep fried to a crispy
golden finish, served with jalapeño tartar and a
sweet/spicy tomato habanero sauce.

Shrimp Habanero Fritters
US 14 | BZ 28

Farm-raised shrimp tossed in Belikin beer batter with farm vegetables, habanero
peppers, golden friend and served with roasted garlic aioli dipping sauce.

Entree

Grove House Smoked Brisket Skillet Nachos
US 13 | BZ 26

Shredded slow-smoked local brisket over crisp corn tortilla shells, topped with
re-fried beans, 2 cheeses, and fresh lime cured salsa.

Pollo asado
US 16 | BZ 32

Tangy herbed chicken cuts grilled to perfection and topped with fresh Mennonite
cheese, served with a warm flour tortilla, re-fried beans, guacamole, and house
pico de gallo.

The Giant Burger
US 18 | BZ 36

Toasted home-made burger bun with grilled ground stead patty, topped with melted
cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and a honey plantain mustard cabbage slaw,
served with potato fries.

Sandwich de Cochinita Pibil
US 14 | BZ 28

Slow-smoked pork leg, shredded and served on a freshly made bun, topped with Belizean
style coleslaw and served with potato fries.

Lamb Salbutes
US 15 | BZ 30

Locally butchered free-range lamb grilled to perfection on a golden fried yellow
corn tortilla, topped with marinated cabbage and tomatoes then
drizzled with mint pesto.

Soup

Farmer's Bean Soup
US 10 | BZ 20

Slow-cooked red kidney beans, crowned with crispy chicharrones and pico de gallo,
accompanied by crispy seasoned corn tortilla chips.

Creole Oxtail Stew
US 13 | BZ 26

Free range oxtail cuts slow-cooked in a rich Creole tomato sauce with farm
vegetables, served with coconut cilantro rice.

Salads

Herb & Watermelon Salad
US 12 | BZ 24

Mennonite harvested watermelons, diced and tossed with organic greens, fresh
mint, basil and ricotta cheese with your choice of honey balsamic dressing or oue
Grove House Signature citrust vinaigrette.

Citrus & Arugula Salad
US 12 | BZ 24

Dehydrated orange segments, with fresh arugula, farm vegetables, and sliced
hard-boiled eggs, served with your choice of honey balsamic dressing or our
Grove House signature citrus vinaigrette.

Vegan

Chickpea Curry & Peanut Pasta
US 10 | BZ 20

Al dente linguine pasta tossed in chickpeas and peanut sauce, served alongside a warm, toasted baguette.

Coconut & Ginger Tofu Stew
US 12 | BZ 24

Ginger shredded fresh over coconut milk, herbs and bean curd, served with white rice and fried plantains.

Sundried Tomato & Bean Soup
US 9 | BZ 18

Stewed red kidney beans and crushed sundried tomatoes, spiced to perfection and topped with garlic croutons.

Teriyaki Vegetable Rice Bowl
US 11 | BZ 22

Hand selected market vegetables stir-fried in soy sauce, served with our coconut cilantro white rice and freshly grated ginger and spices.

Black Beans Empanadas
US 8 | BZ 16

Hand pressed yellow corn tortilla stuffed with refried black beans, fried golden brown and served with pickled purple cabbage.

Desserts

Traditional Vanilla Icre Cream
US 5 | BZ 10
Nance-infused Caramel Flan
US 9 | BZ 18
Ayote en Miel with Vanilla Ice Cream
US 9 | BZ 18

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Breakfast

The Little Donkey
US 9 | BZ 18

Breakfast burrito of warm handmade flour tortilla stuffed with re-fried beans, scrambled eggs, crispy
pork bacon, farm vegetables and fresh Mennonite cheese.

Belizean Stuffed Jack
US 10 | BZ 20

Golden fried flour tortilla, stuffed with re-fried beans, sauteed vegetables,
habanero flavored sausage, scrambled eggs, and Mennonite cheese, served with pickled habanero curtido.

The Giant Pancakes
US 10 | BZ 20

2 giant pancakes dusted with cinnamon sugar, topped with tropical fruit chutney, served with a side of grilled habanero flavored sausage.

The Village Breakfast
US 11 | BZ 22

Farm fresh eggs scrambled with onions and tomatoes, accompanied by
coconut refried beans, crispy bacon and Belizean fried jacks.

Chef's Farm Omelette
US 10 | BZ 20

2-egg omelette filled with sauteed organic vegetables, served with toasted
baguettes and fresh Mennonite ricotta cheese

Continental
US 12 | BZ 24

In-house baked goods, locally grown fruit, Mennonite yogurt and coffee.

Vegan

Tofu & Guacamole Journey Cakes
US 8 | BZ 16

Pan-fried bean curd and guacamole served on a journey cake, arugula balsamic salad serviced with seasonal fruit wedges.

Irish Potatoes & Chickpeas Hash
US 7 | BZ 14

Potato cubes, chickpeas, and other farm-fresh vegetables pan-seared in coconut oil, spiced with toasted cumin and served with handmade corn tortillas.

Coconut & Vanilla Cinnamon Toast
US 7 | BZ 14

Freshly-baked slices of toast dipped in vanilla cinnamon coconut milk, charred to perfection on a griddle, and topped with honey-glazed tropical fruit salsa.

Vegan Breakfast
US 9 | BZ 18

Coconut flavored refried beans, fried plantain, sautéed okra and tomatoes served with golden brown fried jacks.

Sweet Potato & Red Bean Burrito
US 8 | BZ 16

Organic roasted sweet potato cubes sauteed with hand selected farm fresh vegetables, red kidney beans, crispy romaine lettuce and guacamole, wrapped up in handmade flour torilla.

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.