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“Delicious!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maracatu

Maracatu
Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0091
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Ranked #15 of 39 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Organic, Latin, Asian, Vegetarian, 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!
Ocean Ridge, FL
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We ate here in December 2012 while staying in Dominical. The food was delicious! Creative dishes as well as lots of vegetarian possibilities. Our server was helpful in choosing what to order, as well. Would eat here again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dryden, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place to eat in Dominical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you are into vegan/vegetarian/locavore/organic, this place is for you. I had two great meals there, and everyone in our group of 4 enjoyed what they had.

Visited December 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Disappointing experience.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We went for dinner at about 7:00pm on December 27th. There was only one waitress serving the entire restaurant. We ordered 3 Coke Lite and 3 Bottled Water to start. Sorry, only 1 Coke Lite. No bottles of water. What?! There were mini supermercatos still open next door that they could have bought some if they had run out. And then we had to wait more than 2 hours for the food to come. Part way through our wait, we heard the waitress turn away people at the door, saying they had run out of food. It made us just a little worried about what they were going to serve to us. When it finally arrived, it ranged from just OK, to just not OK. The Pad Thai, in particular, was just noodles, nothing else. Guess they ran out. All of the table was served except for one person, and the waitress came back for a third time to see what that person had ordered. Definitely won't be back at this restaurant during our stay here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Dominical's worse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I dont even know how to start my review. It was such a terrible experience that I can say the only "good" thing was that the waiter (Lolita) at least smiled everytime ( 3 ) she approached our table. Me and my boyfriend visited Maracatu the night of December 30th. It was Sunday and there was a concert later on. All the tables were taken but the one next to the toilettes. We took it while we waited for some waiter to come to our table. The restaurant is kind of dark and the lamp above our table had no lightbulb. The seats were kind of dusty and the table too. There were two guys ( a bartender and a waiter ) behind the bar chatting to some girls and we called them several times, they looked at us and decided to ignore us. We waited for about 20 minutes to have someone to take our order. When Lolita finally came, we asked her if there was a chance to get us another table with light and not near the ladies room, and she just replied that what all we could do was to run after the first table we noticed might be available. We had to wait another 30 minutes for our food and when it finally came, it wasnt exactly what was described on the menu ( extra ingredients such as ginger ), they served us cold rice and when we tried to explain this to someone they just didnt care. It seems like they were just worried about the quantity of orders they were able to take and charge and not about the quality of their services and products. To make the situation even worse, the bill was really high considering the awful experience that we had just went through ( the menu prices do not include the 23% taxes! pay special attention to this). I will definitely not recommend Maracatu to anybody.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I'm not sure about the other reviews regarding this place being a "meat market," as I was there for dinner and drinks and not just drinks. My food was out of this world! Our server was professional, never let our glasses go empty and answered all questions quickly and easily. Would definitely recommend.

Visited December 2012
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