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On the Beach, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 9 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food isnt awful or anything. and the place definitely has a party atomsphere.. BUT my girl is mostly vegetarian so I ordered some fish and she had the veggie plate.. which was EXACTLY like the fish dish except without the fish. So I had a fillet with onions and tomatoes on it with a side of rice/beans... she had... More

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Austin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

One of our best meals on our 2 week trip was at Maxi's. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We were able to sort of order 'off the menu' and our waitress was more than happy to help us. We had a delicious steak and lobster dinner with grilled veggies and wine. Yummm! I really enjoyed the open air... More

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It's recommended on many of the guidebooks but this place really was past its prime when we visited. Its pricier than the surrounding smaller restaurant but the food they deliver doesnt live up to this. The service staff dissappeared for long periods, the food was nothing special. Go to one of the smaller family run places instead. They do have... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The food is expensive and mediocre at best. The portions of meat were tiny and the "assorted" veggies were 90% onion. We did have a large party which made things slow, but we had also called ahead. Head to Puerto Viejo instead.

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Nelson, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This place has an absolutely amazing jumbo shrimp salad. The fish on the menu is beautifully cooked and tastes like they caught it right out front of the restaurant to bring it to you. Ocean view and very friendly. Unimpressed with the mixed drinks but everything else was very good to excellent. The service is friendly and relaxed Caribbean style.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

If this is the Maxi's in Manzanillo then it was a bit disappointing. My partner and I went as it was recommended in the Costa Rica Lonely Planet book and which raved about its seafood. Well, we waited for a minimum of 45 minutes for our cocktails to arrive and then then a further 45 minutes for the food to... More

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Sussex, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stop here to wait for a tour to Nature Observatorio. The food was excellent and good portions. Great coffee! Beautiful view of the beach.

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Address: On the Beach, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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