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Maracatu

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Organic, Latin, Spanish, Asian, Vegetarian, Fusion
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Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0091
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I am not a vegetarian, but...

I loved the falafel sandwich. We went on our last night in Domincal. I am bummed I didn't find this place earlier. One of my table mates was surprised when I ordered the falafel, because I don't order that kind of thing much. I don't because I'd never had one that good before! It looked weird... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Gina G
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Chico, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I loved the falafel sandwich. We went on our last night in Domincal. I am bummed I didn't find this place earlier. One of my table mates was surprised when I ordered the falafel, because I don't order that kind of thing much. I don't because I'd never had one that good before! It looked weird when it came to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We have eaten there 3 days in a row ! it was soooo good ! we are vegetarian and the food is amazing. The service is ok, but not the best. The choices are very original, and prices are reasonable, they only accept cash though the best restaurant in Dominical for sure ! My favorite are the Taco salad, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My friends and I went for Ladies Night, on Wednesday. Teenie-bopper crowd. It was the most people I saw in one place anywhere in Dominical, during the rainy season. Great music. It was entertaining...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We dined here a few years ago and loved it! I am vegetarian and my partner is not. The meal was excellent. We were both happy with our meals and would happily dine there again if we were back in that area!

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There are a few good vegan dishes to choose from but the quality of the dishes is not consistent. The coconut curry may have certain vegetables one night and not the next so be sure and ask what is in the dish that night for sure. Service is not very attentive which is okay in this part of the world... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Take out burritos were both gigantic and delicious! We went back to the resto with friends for dinner and while the food was good, the service was challenging; waitress was the only person working the room. Hope the Wednesday ladies night helps bring in more business.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had dinner here, given the sushi place down the road was packed and had a 2-hr wait. Ambience at Maracatu was good, they have a full bar and a stage/dancefloor to one side, probably for the late evenings or weekends. We sat at a table outside since it was great weather and we could enjoy the hustle-bustle of Dominical as... More 

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Ashland, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a well established restaurant in Dominical. These folks are also sponsors of the Envision Festival, and support world music. The restaurant itself has a serene ambiance, and is generally popular. I had a lovely salad, and a glass of decent wine. The price was par, and the service was good. I enjoyed my experience, and would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was a great place to go on Ladies Night, which was Wednesday or Thursday. Girls drink free for a couple hours, and the dance scene is really upbeat and fun with 2 different rooms with different kinds of music. It's probably the only "club" for the younger crowd during the quiet season. There are a couple others that go... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were the only ones in the restaurant that night. Unfortunately the food was just average. I had the Padthai and was expecting more from the other reviews. Service was good. Atmosphere was unique. All that said, I would try it again.

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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: Organic, Latin, Spanish, Asian, Vegetarian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?