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Maracatu

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Asian, Latin, Vegetarian, Organic, Asian fusion
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Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0091
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Maracatu has been providing Dominical with a one of a kind experience...
Maracatu has been providing Dominical with a one of a kind experience since 2005. We pride ourselves on having found the perfect balance of good vibes, healthy food, great nightlife, a warm ambience, varied world music and environmental responsibility. Every aspect of Maracatu has been created and evolved with a lot of care and intention. As Hippocrates once said "Let Food be Thy Medicine," we are committed to provide as much local, organic, whole food ingredients as possible, often times coming from our organic sister farm, Selva Armonia. Maracatu has also raised the bar on nightlife in the southern zone of Costa Rica. With a unique artistic ambience and a passion for good live music we have helped put Dominical on the map. Come check out Ladies Night on Wednesdays, the most popular night in the zone. Follow us on Facebook to find out about up and coming events at Maracatu!
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ok but not great

We arrived at the restaurant during high season with only two other tables taken. My partner ordered a Mojito which we were then told was not available. She then asked for a Caipirinha which she was then informed they did not have as they did not have any lemons. She ended up with a water. Although... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Martin D
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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Late Night
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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant during high season with only two other tables taken. My partner ordered a Mojito which we were then told was not available. She then asked for a Caipirinha which she was then informed they did not have as they did not have any lemons. She ended up with a water. Although they had beer when... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We ate at Maracatu two nights in a row! I am mainly Vegetarian and enjoyed their beautiful salads and veggie roll. My husband loved the Thai dishes. The food was presented beautifully and extremely flavourful and tasty. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere very relaxed! Recommend it for anybody that enjoys healthy food prepared from scratch!

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Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

...i mean... what else can i say? ;))) ... I'm a vegan and this restaurant offers many options and really really good food ... the salads are great and biiiiig and not just your lettuce tomato and cucumber green salads; everything i have tried so far is delicious ... they also have a really fun night on wednesday (danced my... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was a great find! We sat outside and enjoyed a delicious meal - nori rolls, tasty fajitas, and the best pad thai I've had in a long time. Healthy food never tasted so good! The menu was full of options for any appetite and had a wide range of cuisines - all of our dishes were great. The staff... More 

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Although this place was pet friendly which was a good thing, this place had no glass cups available for beverage service so they had to use paper cups instead (not environmental friendly!!!)! Also you have to be careful with the menu because many prices have changed and were NOT updated on menu; we found this out the hard way when... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was so relieved to find a restaurant with some vegetarian options. This place has an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu, along with a few meat and seafood dishes. It was very quiet when we went, probably because it was earlier in the evening. The waitress was very gracious and friendly. We sat outside. There is a DJ setup inside... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The staff is fun. The atmosphere relaxed. No rush. There were various choices on dishes including fish and shrimp. All good and perfect for a group with a vegetarian. We ate dinner, had drinks, shots and then proceeded to dancing. The restaurant converts into a disco and music club after 10 pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Ate at Maracatu in dominical. The tofu pad Thai is the best I have ever tasted. After Dinner two separate areas with great music and fun crowd

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very delicious and affordable. Great service and the plates come with lots of food. Mostly vegan and vegetarian but has some fish dishes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The atmosphere was relaxed. It looked like the inside had a turntable setup for a DJ, but when we went for a late dinner, it was quiet. I liked it that way. We sat outside. One thing to keep in mind, as a native NY'er, I'm used to a much more fast paced experience. In Costa Rica, everyone seems relaxed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 2787 0091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Cuisine: Asian, Latin, Vegetarian, Organic, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Maracatu has been providing Dominical with a one of a kind experience since 2005. We pride ourselves on having found the perfect balance of good vibes, healthy food, great nightlife, a warm ambience, varied world music and environmental responsibility. Every aspect of Maracatu has been created and evolved with a lot of care and intention. As Hippocrates once said "Let Food be Thy Medicine," we are committed to provide as much local, organic, whole food ingredients as possible, often times coming from our organic sister farm, Selva Armonia. Maracatu has also raised the bar on nightlife in the southern zone of Costa Rica. With a unique artistic ambience and a passion for good live music we have helped put Dominical on the map. Come check out Ladies Night on Wednesdays, the most popular night in the zone. Follow us on Facebook to find out about up and coming events at Maracatu!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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