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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
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Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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This restaurant is at Maya Beach Hotel
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We're certainly far from perfect, but we do try our best to create a...
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 a 130-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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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty cuisine !

The food is wonderful and the service is great ! It's nice to be so close to the beach. We had wine , crispy tuna and a chef special of delicious fish serve with zuchinnis noodles ... We also went back for breakfast. It was also delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
MariePelletier
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is wonderful and the service is great ! It's nice to be so close to the beach. We had wine , crispy tuna and a chef special of delicious fish serve with zuchinnis noodles ... We also went back for breakfast. It was also delicious

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Maya Beach Bistro is absolutely the best. Great service and wonderful people. Oscar and Avi always keeps my glass filled, which is an A+ in my books wonderful Bartenders. The food is out of this world. Can't choose something of the menu, then it always best to go with the fish special.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed at Maya Beach and visited the Bistro a couple of times. Staff very friendly and efficient, excellent food, well presented.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The grilled fish, Jicama carrot salad, won tons, cocanut fish stew, watermeloon salad are just a few menu items that were great. We ate there three times in 5 days because the food was so good.

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

On a recent trip, we had 2 dinners here and 2 lunches at this gem of a restaurant. They smoothly accommodated our party of 7. The quality and execution were fantastic. Lots of check ins from the manager. Nice drink list and variety of wines. From appetizers all the way to dessert not one dish was below superb! Thank you... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Two things this restaurant has that make it such a nice place. First and foremost, the food is very good. I had the shrimp and my wife had a chicken salad. Both were delicious. The second thing is that we ate on the patio, under the palm trees and looked at the sandy beach with the blue water in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was the best food we had in Belize. We enjoyed it so much, we went back 3 times! Delicious! It's a bit of a trip if you are staying in town, but if like us were staying in Maya Beach. The setting is quite nice, as it overlooks the beach.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent place to eat, especially for breakfast & lunch - Dinner is just as good but on the expensive end for Belize. This place has a wonderful wine collection considering what they have to go through to get good wine in the country.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Every meal, from breakfast to dinner was just fabulous. Don't miss it.....amazing food for rather low price

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We happened to stop here for an evening meal and we were not disappointed. The food is a culinary delight! I would definitely recommend visiting here if you happen to be on the Placencia peninsula. The staff are an absolute delight, and the food beats anything I have eaten in a long time. Recommend the seafood au gratin and watermelon/feta... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 533-8040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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 a 130-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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?