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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

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International, Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • 28
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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
DELICIOUS!

When you eat here, you will leave so satisfied. I stayed at the hotel and I always asked the waiter what they recommended because I couldn't decide. Everything sounded (and did taste) delicious. I never repeated a dish, as much as I wanted to, because I wanted to try everything at least once. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Curt V
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you eat here, you will leave so satisfied. I stayed at the hotel and I always asked the waiter what they recommended because I couldn't decide. Everything sounded (and did taste) delicious. I never repeated a dish, as much as I wanted to, because I wanted to try everything at least once. It's an absolutely amazing restaurant attached to... More 

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Thank Curt V
Fullerton, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We kayaked here from Belize Ocean Club. Great food! Lobster was fabulous. Ceviche was good but small portion. Hotel is great for price!

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Thank Jyllian
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yum! Very good food here. It seems a lot of people find this place and eat here daily. We didn't go that route, but enjoyed the one dinner we had here. The only odd thing was we ordered the ceviche but the waiter brought us the seafood au gratin. He told us he liked it better so that's why he... More 

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Thank rachellevine
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went Aug 2015 and stayed for a week and loved everything. I didn't want to leave. The staff is amazing and very helpful, they set us up two trips, one to the Myan Ruins and another for zip lining and cave tubing. Our guide was awesome. Oh and not to leave out the have they haver their own bistro,... More 

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Thank Amanda C
Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu with original dishes. Makes fine use of local resources from fish to beef. Offers small dishes that can make up a meal. Restaurant is open to the beach, making it more enjoyable. I have visited many times and can go back multiple times when vacationing in Placencia. Accessible by taxi or hotel van from south of Maya Beach.... More 

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Thank ArthurMcAllister
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the bistro twice. Yum yum yum. Delicious. Good service. Very happy with the quality of the food and service from the waiter. Wonderful desserts too. Would eat here again for sure. Good drinks at bar too.

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Thank Apoush
Franklin, Indiana
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13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very good, but compared to the other local hotels and restaurants it was a little over priced.

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Thank dre o
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times for lunch and once for dinner, the cocktails are some of the best I've had in Belize! There are lots of different options on the menu whether you want a small or a big meal and all the dishes I've had have always been very flavorsome. Good wine list too! This is definitely... More 

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Thank Thirsty R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Refined, Elegant, Great Breakfast 😍 We wanted to turn Placencia with the golf Cart, we left very early and we surprised that there are places where to stop for walking and enjoy places characteristic where maybe spend some dollar. At the end we realized that we had to enter into a few Resort, Placencia is full, and we were happy... More 

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Thank Marisaracino
Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went there for breakfast. Everything was delicious. I had the grits and their famous cinnamon rolls.The service,the prices,and the food all were great.

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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: International, Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?