While Belize is known for its iconic Great Blue Hole or its impressive barrier reef and pristine beaches, it is also known for the extraordinary cuisine that satisfies visitors of all diets. From snapper to lobster, tuna, and conch, Belize’s waters are teeming with delicious seafood, ready to go from sea to table. The waterfall-laden mainland is filled with small farms producing only the best, most flavorful fruits and vegetables. Tourists often note that fruits such as bananas, oranges, and pineapples taste completely different in Belize than they do in other countries. The benefit of farm-to-table produce is the depth of flavor and an entirely new profundity of satisfaction in every bite.
Without bias, at Itz’ana we happen to believe that the taste of Placencia is the taste of the best cuisine Belize has to offer. Placencia makes the perfect intersection between jungle and sea, beaches and bountiful farms. Being on the mainland, this location offers easy access to an abundance of fresh, locally sourced produce, dairy, and meats from surrounding local and organic farms. As if that’s not enough, her perfect placement on the coast provides freshly caught seafood of all varieties. Placencia encompasses the best diversity of cuisine Belize has to offer, with its culinary highlight being our very own Limilia Restaurant. Guests describe Limilia’s cuisine as “incredible”, “outstanding”, and "excellent" in their Tripadvisor reviews. Our onsite Limilia Restaurant has taken over the Placencia foodie scene, with local and international twists with a unique flare. Here’s why:
From the local Mennonite farms, Toledo chocolate plantations, and Caribbean seafood vendors available, Itz'ana has the advantage of fresh food available year-round.
Itz’ana’s culinary team, being all local, presents authentic and international dishes from Belize, Latin America and beyond. Food cultures that have integrated between the Maya, Mestizo, Spanish and Garifuna, have become a melting pot of an undiscovered cuisine for our guests
Belize only has two seasons. What mother nature produces through the wet and dry seasons is a natural wonder with a selection of fruits, vegetables and seafood that grow only according to the natural elements.
With minimal impact on the land and ocean, micro carbon footprint, small community farms, and processing, Itz'ana supports local purveyors and single origin products. A major win for our food and beverage success story.
These fresh, locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients are crafted into our world-class menu featuring the best of Belize’s seasonal produce. Here are some of our favorite, fresh flavors that Belize has to offer and when you will be able to find them in season:
Join us at Limilia Restaurant and experience these authentic Belizean flavors!