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All 52 Placencia Restaurants

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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Ranked #3 of 52 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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Kemah, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I must say all the good reviews of Maya Beach Bistro are absolutely correct. Service here is impeccable. The menu and the food are excellent. There is something for everyone. It was a surprise to find such an incredible restaurant on the Peninsula. I'm just sorry I didn't have room for dessert. Did I mention the view overlooking the ocean?... More

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Sittee, Stann Creek, Belize
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Known as "The Bistro" among the locals, Maya Beach Hotel Bistro is one of the MUST VISIT places in Southern Belize. My husband, co-workers and I are always here, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. My husband's favorite is the Won Ton Tacos. The one dish that we just devour even when we have stuffed ourselves with our meal... More

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Placencia, Belize
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Im french/belizean..and i confirm Bistro is one of the best. and their chocolat souffle is purely the BEST OF THE BEST Wonderful service, wonderful dishes.. a wonderful stop while on Placencia.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had dinner a couple of times at Maya Bistro restaurant and every time was delicious and different. Lethe lobster was my favorite, but the peanut pie was the best dessert. The owner was always present and so nice with the guests. Truly recommend this place if you stay in placencia.

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Caen, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

good restaurant with thoughtful staff. was windy on the day we ate. we went there because of recommendation by lonely planet but was not really better than other restaurants we tried around: singing sands hotel or rumfish y vino

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FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Bistro. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant, and most of all that you enjoyed your whole stay in Maya Beach. More

Llanidloes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We first ate here in January 2012 and had been looking forward to returning. This visit we stayed in the Hotel for three days and thoroughly investigated the menus. Suffice to say that everything we were served was inventive and delicious, but to be specific the lobster bread pudding, the black truffle gnocchi and the seafood au gratin are not... More

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FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! We enjoyed having you dine at "your table" while you were here. Glad you could make us a part of your Belize experience. More

San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Without a doubt the best food in Placencia and maybe in all of Belize! The location, owners, and outstanding service by the Bistro staff just compliment their incredibly delicious food. Be sure to try the Lobster Grilled Cheese--to die for! And don't forget to grab a homemade bagel if you are there for breakfast, complete with smoked salmon, capers and... More

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FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

It's so nice of you to take the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments and that you care to recommend our restaurant to others. Thank you! More

Rocky Mount, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It doesn't get much better than enjoying a fine meal in a casual, relaxed setting along the beach. During our 8 day stay, my wife and I had the pleasure of sampling most of the menu. Whether it was a relaxing breakfast while planning our day, a casual lunch or a delicious dinner and cocktails in the evening, John and... More

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FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks! John and our other chef Mary Kay really want to make people happy with their food and it sounds like they managed to do that for you. Your comments are appreciated. Hopefully you can make a return trip to Belize at some point and visit us again. More

Geneva, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

after several days of a good cook at a nearby resort, we treated ourselves to a true culinary treat by an accomplished chef - viva the difference! snook in a mango toasted coconut sauce has us licking the plate and you must try the lobster bread pudding - I was leery until owner Ellen described it to us and it... More

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FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us a couple of nights before we closed for the season! It's always nice to end the season on a positive note, and nice comments like yours are really appreciated. I do hope you come back on your next visit to Placencia, and I'll be ready with my recommendations ;) More

Cherokee Village, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had the steak burger (delicious, just know that the exotic sauce has a bite) and the grilled shrimp that was served over couscous (which I had never had, but will have again!) and it's right on the beach, so the atmosphere is excellent!

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FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, and thanks for the favorable review. I hope when you return to Placencia you'll visit us again! More

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Additional Information about Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Address: Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number: +501 533-8040
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro

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