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maxi's by Ricky

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Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, South American
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350 meters south of Broadway Beauty, which itself is just a few hundred meters outside of downtown Santa Ana on the Old Road to Escazu. | In San Rafael de Santa Ana off the beaten path.., Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2282 8619
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Yakima, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a hard time with the meals names, but our server was very patient with us. The atmosphere was casual and very relaxed. Good food

Thank zumbadiva1
Heredia, Costa Rica
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the place is great, has really nice food. Service and the venue could improve just a bit to make it perfect, but overall its a hit. It has great Caribbean food with great prices as well

Thank jacampos00
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Never dreamed I would be eating food this good.It was a first for me but not a last. I am from Texas and this is almost as good as a good ole steak. Next time I go I want someone to be with me to experience the outstanding food.

Thank sugarekfrank
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 21, 2017

I travelled for business to Costa Rica first week of February and my folks took me to Maxi´s by Ricky, a Caribbean hut that serves the best sea food soup I ever tasted in my life. It's called “Rondon” and It’s a soup that has coconut oil in it and it makes your gustative glands to the sky. Great food,... More 

Thank aamm72
Paris, France
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Great caribbean food! Very cozy and laid back restaurant. The patacones are a must have, as well as the "agua de sapo" to quench your thirst.

Thank jcarenll
San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

A friend kept raving about Maxi's, her description of the food made my mouth water so tonight I gave it a go and my expectations were certainly met. Great appetizer of filled plantain cups to satisfy the initial hunger, and the pork chifrijo (shefreejo) was spectacular. I kept eye-ing other customer's dishes and it's ample, beautiful food for all. Total... More 

Thank LolaTiguera
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Love all the food. For me the best is either the shrimp in Carribean sauce or the rice and shrimp plate!! My husband loves the lobster and the fried fish. Everything we ate was great.

Thank Carolina T
San Luis Obispo
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We love Carribean Rice and Beans! So seeing the reviews for this place we were excited to try it. We have been to about 6 Rice and Bean places in Costa Rica - 3 on the Caribbean side and 3 in other places of Costa Rica. The issue we had with Maxi's was that the chicken was a bit overcooked,... More 

Thank kjavitz
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Well for me and so far the best Caribbean food in San Jose, very friendly service and good ambiance. Surprisingly inexpensive too.

Thank Max L
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Wow I was completely blown away with this restaurant. It has great seafood and the ambience.The music playing in the back ground was great. I was in San Jose for a week and had dinner at this location three times. I really appreciated that they incorporate fruit into their grilled shrimp dish. The wait time was appropriate since they where... More 

Thank Margery H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 meters south of Broadway Beauty, which itself is just a few hundred meters outside of downtown Santa Ana on the Old Road to Escazu. | In San Rafael de Santa Ana off the beaten path.., Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +506 2282 8619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?