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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 53 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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96% Recommend
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

So spacious with a full kitchen, friendly staff, good food, not overpriced, quiet at night, kept clean, the beach is constantly swept, there is a gazebo in the water with a swing for 2 and hammocks. i have no dislikes about this place, my family just loved it

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lobster grilled cheese, shrimp french toast, nut encrusted snapper, amazing sauces. This is an incredible restaurant on the beach. A must do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Maya Beach was a beautiful setting and a delicious breakfast. It was in a cool and relaxed setting and when we asked for them to speed it up, somehow, they did just that - without messing up the orders! Definitely coming back!

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Plano, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our group of 10 just spent a week at Maya Beach Hotel and we ate the majority of our meals at the Bistro. Breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner with dessert, they were all so good. Excellent meals and service and reasonably priced too!

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Santa Cruz, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

All the reviews on TA pale to the actual experience. Our first bite of the bread pudding lobster bisque she t us to gourmet heaven. We also had the shrimp stuffed squid which had a perfect level of hot spice to balance the sweet bisque. Entree was cacao rubbed double porch chop. WOW! Service and views compliment the flavors. Should... More

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London, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place has it all, great menu, view, wine list and full bar. Friendly service. I have been before and will come again!

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Palm Beach, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fresh fish, fresh squeezed juices, lobster, you can't go wrong and the prices are decent. we always had leftovers from a meal to take home to our private fridge,

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My bro- & sis-in-law live near Maya Beach and took us to the restaurant on their anniversary. The views are beautiful and the food is amazing - easily the best food on the peninsula. The owners and staff are very personable and you leave feeling like you've received special treatment! Definitely try if you are staying anyplace on the peninsula!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a definite to-go place in Belize. We went twice. Good value for the money as well and the food is of definitely high quality. The staff was friendly and service was good.

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