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Maxi's Restaurant

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Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
More than I Expected

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Dethrone
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Calgary, AB
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband and I took a trip to Manzanillo a few days ago and stopped at Maxi's for lunch. We sat at a table with an awesome view of the ocean. The place has a great atmosphere..the staff were very friendly and service was great! My husband ordered seafood and rice and I ordered shrimp and rice..our meals were absolutely... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ordered red snapper and it... was... amazing. This is a really fun place. Great food and a really easy, laid back, locals-friendly bar and hangout area down below. Eat here!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to have lunch in a very traditional place in Manzanillo, I wasn't sure about the prices but whatever the price it is too expensive for the food you receive. We sat in the place with a lovely ocean view.The menu included a seemingly good variety, the choice ranged from ceviche for starters, lobsters, steak, with side dishes of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place was a real delight!!! Overlooking the sea, the ambiance is great. The service was just fine (although slow, as usual in Costa Rica). The pina colada's are made with love! The shrimp and catch of the day are worth the trip to this place. Be forewarned, you will not be able to get a taxi very Easily back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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