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Maracatu

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Organic, Latin, Asian, Vegetarian, 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 - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Vegan dishes to choose from...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Kenlbroz
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Late Night
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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San Luis Obispo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my partner went to this place last night, the seats outside were all taken but no one was inside so we sat down and a waitress came over and said they were fully booked. We tried again tonight, found a nice table outside sat down it looked fairly busy with people eating and drinking, then the waitress came... More 

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Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It was our second trip to Maracatu this trip and we really enjoyed our food both times. The Pad Thai is wonderfully peanutty and we have also enjoyed several other meals there including the Maui Maui and the Burrito. I had a mixed fruit daiquiri (at the waitresses suggestion) which was also wonderful. We received water as soon as we... More 

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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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, Asian, Vegetarian, 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?