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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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Ranked #2 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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Caen, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Llanidloes, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Rocky Mount, NC
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Geneva, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Cherokee Village, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Argyle, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Who knew something called Lobster Pudding would make such a wonderful memory! The service was exceptional and everything we ordered was delicious! Lovely sunsets and flowing palms situated immediately next to the ocean.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I just cannot describe with words how excellent was the restaurant. We made a stop just to rest and see the Placencia beaches and we found this gastronomic treasure.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Between tHe three of us we did our best to eat everything on the menu and nearly managed it. everything was delicious. As I said in my review of the hotel, John deserves a Michelin star

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Belize offers some of the best food that I have ever had and the Maya Beach Bistro is no exception! We had dinner there twice - the lobster was cooked perfectly served with delicious garlic mashed potatoes...one night we had the grouper catch of the day served with spicy rice and mango salsa or sauce, which was one of the... More

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