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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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 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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  • 539
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing

My husband and I ate here twice in one day! We drove a golf cart from our resort for lunch and dinner. The food is amazing and the staff is great. We love the pork pork pork sandwich for lunch, so good! The drinks are also great! Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Jamielee3
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here twice in one day! We drove a golf cart from our resort for lunch and dinner. The food is amazing and the staff is great. We love the pork pork pork sandwich for lunch, so good! The drinks are also great! Highly recommend.

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Parrsboro, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I came to try the one dish I had been told about.......coconut shrimp.......and it killed me........as it was to die for. I will never eat it anywhere else, ever again.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this is the best place to eat in all of belize. I loved it evry dish is amaizing and it is right on the beach that makes it even better.

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new england
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25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Maya Beach Bistro was recommended to us by another traveler to Placencia that we met on a snorkeling trip and we were glad to have heard about it. The setting is beautiful, with a lovely breeze and the food was about as good as it gets, anywhere. The shrimp that was prepared with pineapple and banana was unbelievable and my... More 

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Basalt, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We LOVED the Maya Beach Bistro! In fact, one of the best culinary experiences we have had. We love food, we love traveling to new places to experience new cuisine and this blew us away! We enjoyed an evening of wine and small plates ~ the roasted garlic with tomato confit and goat cheese, prosciutto wrapped grouper with coconut and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The staff is doing an amazing job. Great setting and a friendly atmosphere. Healthy eating at its best. A must visit for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great food with a great view and good service. Happy hour from 4pm with four dollar drinks and 8 dollar snacks such as jerk fish empanadas. Try the spicy shrimp fry jack po boy, amazing. I can't wait to go back for breakfast!

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Senior Reviewer
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our family dined at the Bistro on April 4 celebrating our 40th Anniversary. The food was everything we had hoped. There were vegan as well as gluten free offerings. The setting was amazing right on the beach. Kenton was our server and made it a special evening for everyone. Thank you.

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Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

this is one of the best beach front spots I have ever been. The pork chop is a top 5 all time entrees I have had. If in the area a must visit. Worth every of the golf cart ride from Placencia..............................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everything about this place was perfect. Beautiful location right on the beach. The food was delicious and the service was good.

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business

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.
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?