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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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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
  • 27
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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
lobster bread pudding and lobster grilled cheese

The service was awesome, the scenery was gorgeous and the lobster grilled cheese was insane. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The service was awesome, the scenery was gorgeous and the lobster grilled cheese was insane. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had the Pork Chop, Very tasteful, excellent assortment of wines, its a busy place but so worth the wait.

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is beautiful with a gorgeous setting set back on the beach of the Placencia carribien. We went for breakfast very delicious slightly pricy but your paying for the whole package of great food great service & beautiful location

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The seafood was fresh, the seasoning was spot on, and the ocean breeze is very nice. Our favorite spot to eat in Belize so if you're around the area, this is a must try. We ate there at 3 occasions during our 5 days stay. Everything on the menu was good but I love the lobster tail, stuffed squid, and... More 

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Brighton, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The meal was wonderful, with a view of the ocean, and the service was excellent. How do you beat that? A place to come back to, over and over.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a beachy feel – clean and well-kept with views to die for! We ate at the restaurant for 1 dinner and every breakfast. Each meal was just amazing! For dinner, between the 4 of us, we had coconut fish chowder, Cacao pork chops, nut crusted fish & pasta. Everything was so delicious and well worth the splurgeof... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning location, excellent food and drinks. Atmosphere is very Belizean and staff is very kind. A must try.

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited Maya Bistro several times during our stay in Placencia and every meal was outstanding! We stopped by for lunch and 2 dinners during the course of stay. As much as the food is unique and can't be found just anywhere, what sets the Bistro apart even more so is the impeccable service and hospitality. Ellen, the co-owner/manager immediately... More 

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Fulshear, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazing food, one of the best in Placencia. Great view from the restaurant at Breakfast. This was the closest restaurant to where I stayed at Ocean Club and the food here was fantastic!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

BEST. FOOD. EVER. Absolutely the best food on the island. Owner is friendly and there to seat you. Romantic ocean view. One of the best parts of our trip.

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view

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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