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Maxi's Restaurant

Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 9 restaurants in Manzanillo
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Mountain VIew CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The upstairs of Maxi's is a "real restaurant" as compared to the more common "sodas" in town. It catches a bit of a breeze so it's comfortable. The food here is really yummy and so are the drinks. Have something with the traditional caribbean sauce- lots of coconut milk-- so delicious. Even the rice and beans here taste good and... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to Maxi's as it was recommended by a local. The food was expensive - I know we were in a tourist area, but entrees were an average of $15.00 each. The view is great - right on the beach, but overall, we weren't impressed with the quality of the food. Service was good, but we didn't feel that... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great food, amazing environment! The prices are a little on the high side, but the taste is sure worth it!

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McLean, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful view from the second floor a great spot for drinks. Food was alright but a little on the high side. My finance had the snapper which was okay, I had local lobster which was also okay. The mixed civeche was delicious though.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Before going to Costa Rica I read a review that said if you are in Manzanillo that we should try the Red Snapper at Maxi's. Let me say they were right. We had it prepared "The Jamaican Way". (it wasn't spicy). It was so good that we went back a second time for the red snapper. The restaurant is a... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It’s overpriced and greasy. Ordered the snapper, which was not anywhere near as good as the Calm and Cool Café, it was just ok. Also had the vegetarian plate, which evidently means onions and a few red peppers, which I thought was a bit strange and unsatisfying. It's not terrible, just seriously average.

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Little Current, Ontario
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We expected to be rather underwhelmed by the food because of other ratings on Tripadvisor, but were pleasantly surprised. We visited nearly every day for a beer and to watch the world go by. No better place to get the "flavour" of Manzanillo and not a bad place to eat either!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Upstairs restaurant overlooks the beach and sea. Good choice of food and service was efficient. Also has a separate ground floor café.

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Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had such a great meal at this place last week. I had the vegetable grill which was delish - grilled eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and carrots with rice and a salad. It was really flavourful and super yummy. It was a really nice meal and I would recommend this restaurant to people. It was expensive compared to other restaurants in Manzanillo,... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Excellent dishes, great red snapper with caribean rice and beans! The bad part is that they take time to serve you, so go no so hungry.

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