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Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0091
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Ranked #10 of 33 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Asian, Latin, Vegetarian, Organic, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
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!
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84 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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Clifton Park, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place had the best vegan food we found in Dominical (and we were staying at a vegan resort up the street, shh!) The staff was courteous and provided a relaxing and chill atmosphere. We really enjoyed our experience there, it was a highlight of our trip.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After a day at the beach we crashed here for a evening dinner. Despite the fact that it was recommended in the Lonely Planet, we were disappointed. The food was okay, but had a high price. The service was not special and we needed to wait long. Although it said to be very good on the displays outside ("Best in... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The food was delicious. I highly recommend the veggie nachos, I couldn't get enough of them. I'm a vegetarian and my friend is vegan and this is our favorite food from the trip. The atmosphere was nice, however, the music is a little loud. Either there was something wrong with their card machine, or the didn't want to run our... More

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Santa Cruz
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I went to Maracatu twice during my 2 day stay in Dominical. The first was for a birthday dinner, and the delicious food and nice atmosphere made it a delightful evening out. The hummus appetizer was great and I was stoked by the bountiful fresh veggies that you so rarely encounter in most restaurants in Costa Rica. I ordered a... More

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Tucson, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I ate here 2 nights in a row. My salad was a decent size, ( the amount a vegetarian would like to have) and the hummus tasty. The dressing was awesome. Not oily. So fresh, citrusy and yummy! I had the veggie fajita meal the 2nd night and it was also great! Just a warning on the burrito - which... More

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Savannah, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Slow service, tasteless food, with lots of other options in Dominical don't waste your time eating here.

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Montreal, Canada
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511 reviews 511 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We came for a quick lunch, had the special of the day which was a grilled tuna. Perfectly done, pink to perfection with a great asian taste to it... Portion was generous, service was great and the hot sauce had a kick to Nicaragua it was so hot!!! Hope this review was helpful!!!

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Dominical, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great food, healthy choices but very expensive for what it is and where it's at. Place can be jump'n when they have live music. It's definitely a gringo/tourist supported business.

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Boulder, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food at Maracatu is locally harvested and carefully prepared. The staff are all wonderful people that work super hard and show true dedication and love. Music here is always world class and DJ Bushman and Uncle Richie make special appearances if you are lucky enough to catch them performing! Big love and appreciation to EVERYONE that makes this place... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went during lunch so maybe it is better during dinner. But the service was so so. The guy barely acknowledged us. I was excited that they were a healthy spot but the food was kind of bland. It could be that I tried tofu for the first time and thought that it tasted like dog food. But the restaurant... More

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