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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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Ranked #2 of 54 restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We're certainly far from perfect, but we do try our best to create a winning experience for every single customer, whether they are hotel guests, Belizean neighbors or travelers staying at other hotels. Try pairing small plates with wines, choose from our creative main courses, or just enjoy some comfort food for breakfast or lunch. It's fun for us to meet new people and, well, just make them happy! Our casual beach bistro focuses on unique sauces and contemporary, tropical-themed flavor combinations while maintaining comfortable portions. Lots of fish and seafood. Bar service includes an 80-bottle wine list, local beer, rum drinks, and house specials. The outdoor atmosphere is casual so you can be comfortable in flip flops. Belize's "Restaurant of the Year" award was presented twice to the Bistro in June 2011 and May 2013.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

At breakfast here and enjoy every morsel of food. The duck sausage was delicious. We also visited during happy hours for a few drinks, then sat on the pier to sleep in the hammock.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great food and wine and the best dining room views! We ate here 4 times in one week and could have done more. Loved the salads and the lobster tail.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food and service are so great that I have literally planned my vacation in Belize around The Bistro. They have amazing meals, wonderful happy hour specials, and a super friendly staff! My boyfriend heard me rave about The Bistro so much that he choose to propose there. We can't wait to go back!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great bloody Mary with a view of Paradise, awesome place, great customer service and a must stop going to or coming from Placencia.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You need to go at least once. This is about 15 minutes from Placencia Village but totally worth the drive. We went for dinner and every bite was delicious. My husband especially liked the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Wine selection was nice as well. If you go at night be careful driving to and from the Bistro as there are... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When you wish to treat yourself to a special meal, this is the place to come. The atmosphere, the food quality, and the wine selection are all outstanding. My daughter who lives in Placencia considers this one of the best restaurants in the area. I plan to visit them when I return in September and look forward to the visit.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to the Bistro one evening for dinner. The menu is good and they have a nice wine list, for Belize. The prices were a little high, but the food is good.

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We arrived 10 minutes before closing, but they were still very gracious to serve us. The drinks were nice and cold, and the various appetizers we had were amazing. This is a must visit in Placencia!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The owners are fantastic, the rooms and views are amazing. I have stated in the Coconut Room, the Jaguar Room and rented the lower portion of the house. The views are absolutely to die for. The entire staff is so welcoming and friendly. I truly can't express how much I love this place. The food is also top notch; just... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Some of the best food I've had while traveling, period. Huge portions, fresh and inventive food, local influence with innovation. Excellent value for the quality. Make reservations most nights because it does get busy. If you're there early, have some of the happy hour snacks and a belekin on their pier.

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