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Maxi's Restaurant

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Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice location

Great location. Cheap beer. Good music. Mediocre food. Excellent place to go after a day tour with Abel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Daniellea78
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East Burke, Vermont
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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East Burke, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great location. Cheap beer. Good music. Mediocre food. Excellent place to go after a day tour with Abel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We made an inopportune stop in here for a drink and stayed for hours. Manzanillo is a little hamlet and there is only one place to have a drink, Maxi's. This is not a typical touristy place but the owner and the locals made this place great. By the end of the night we had got to know a little... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hours to have service! prices are so high ... and so simple food and no tasty... the owner-cook is out there... so they really fall down

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Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went to Maxi's because we read online that it was the place to go for typical East Coast Costa Rican food. The food was good and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After hearing a lot about this place I decided to give it a try,great service and the food was delicious

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ended up our bike trip in there from Puerto Viejo. It was more expensive than the average but also true that there is no much choice there. We ordered Pollo Caribeno (Caribbean Chicken) and it was really good. The Ceviche was also good and for dessert we had the most amazing Coconut Pudding, really special. Overall a good place

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great seafood and great service. Beautiful setting overlooking the sea. We were told by many hotel owners that Maxi's no longer what it used to be and that we should go to another place nearby. But we still choose Maxi's and did not regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had the typical rice and beans from the Caribean coast from Costa Rica. It was very tasty and the dishes are big. I recommend to have it together with the beef (which is a little bit spicy but really good) or with the shrimps. It also comes with the fried bannana. The restaurant has nice views to the beach.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you want a typical Caribbean meal I recommend this place. Keep in mind the dishes are quite big. We had the red snapper, rice and shrimps and shrimps Caribbean style. All very good! What I did not really like was the poor service and customer service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Not too many restaurants in Manzanillo so ended up here a few times. Food is generally mediocre. Standard rice and beans fare. Pretty expensive considering the quality. Service is pretty good and friendly. Toilets are very smelly. Nice to have live music though.

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Address: Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo

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  • Address: Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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