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“Awesome atmosphere and food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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Ranked #4 of 60 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 a 130-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.
Brooklyn, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome atmosphere and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in a villa about 1.5 miles from the Maya Beach Bistro for 7 days and ate at the Bistro three times! Each time the service and drinks were excellent. The food was very good as well (although the pizza wasn't there strongest menu item). There happy hour has cheap, quality, food and strong drinks. Also, the dining room is right on the beach. The hotel part of the property looks very nice, too.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Mouth watering food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We ate over a five day stay at the Maya Beach Resort and every meal was delicious. Not one bad item came to our table and the service was always with a smile. The atmosphere of being on a verandah next to the ocean was awesome and the wine selection was most impressive. People come from all the other resorts to eat here. It is clean, well kept and well worth trying.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The food is spectacular! Every thing on the menu is great. They have bug spray on the table when you walk in, use it. You will get bit but it's not a deal breaker, the good is worth it. The best food we had in Belize, or anyplace for that matter.

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great food and good atmosphere. Visited in November 13, during significant rains. Outside eating and bugs were no issue. Fish of the night was snook instead of snapper, but was delicious. Service was excellent as well. The group of 6 friends I was with had a great time. Cleanliness of the bathroom was a bit of a disappointment, but that has nothing to do with the food and service. Definitely recommend a visit to the Bistro while staying in Placencia.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brownsburg, Indiana, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best food yet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We are currently staying just north of Maya Beach in Placencia, Belize and tonight we chose the Maya Beach Hotel Bistro for dinner. Our meal started with appetizers from salad to fried cheese and olives to stuffed mushrooms (mushrooms were to die for). Our main courses consisted of Lobster macaroni with bisque, a spicy shrimp dish, and the best pork chop I've have in a LONG time. Service was quicker than what we have come to expect/accept for Belize, and our waiter (though we never did get his name) was great. Definately make this a stop when you're here.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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