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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Blaring music, ok food, high prices

Main restaurant in Manzanillo. Great location on the second floor of a large building on the beach front. Great views of the beach and sea. There are many tables so its always easy to find a seat. The food is really nothing special and the prices are high. I much prefer some of the sodas in town... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bill I
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St. George, Utah
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St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Main restaurant in Manzanillo. Great location on the second floor of a large building on the beach front. Great views of the beach and sea. There are many tables so its always easy to find a seat. The food is really nothing special and the prices are high. I much prefer some of the sodas in town. The prices are... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three out of four meals were tops,my husband had the Caribbean fish dish, my son in law had the Caribbean shrimp dish and daughter had the most delicious fish soup. I had a chicken dish and unfortunately found my chicken breast abit dry. The service was smiley and friendly and we really enjoyed talking with out server ( he was... More 

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was delicious. We went 2 years ago in January for my husbands birthday dinner here. It's right on the water. Great service, great food! A must for manzanillo.

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Thank Vanessamburt
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard a lot of positive talk from friends who visited years ago about the quality of the food and service, so thought while I am in Manzanillo I would try this iconic place out and see if it was as good as they all said it was. Sadly it was not, the glory days are no more and... More 

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Thank Michael D
East Hampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Maxi's for drinks and it felt like Cheers, everyone was very friendly. We ran into Max later in the vacation, and he seemed like an old friend.

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Thank bonacgirl
East Hampton, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop in for a drink or a bite. Very friendly staff and good service. Music is playing. The bar stays open late. We stopped in a few times during our stay in Mazanilla. Definitely worth the visit

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Thank Karyn M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Maxi's because our friend recommended. We walked in and got a nice seat with a view. Waited 10 min to get our menu. Wow! The prices were high! Asked if they had burgers and the response was 'No' and the waitress just walked away! She didn't even ask if we wanted anything to drink while we made... More 

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Thank Cris V
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just was nearby. I didn't have the chance to try something. I was checking other reviews and it seems the place is good for some drinks.

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Thank Mario R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in because we heard music. We sat down and ordered something simple, Yucca fries and shrimp salad. We waited FOR AN HOUR! Really? Yucca fries and a salad. When my BF finally got his salad it was small, like a side salad small, I asked about my fries and they just forgot to put them in all together.... More 

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Thank Heather S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This was THE best place in the Southern Caribbean. People would mess up their cars driving over terrible roads to get to it, because it was THAT good. Granted, that was a few years ago; but still, the last time I came (2 yrs) it was acceptable. Now, the food is not delicious as it used to be. It's not... 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: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?