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Maxi's Restaurant

Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really loved this place and had some excellent Caribbean chicken. My wife and son split some ceviche and complained of stomach problems later. Really good service. This place caters to tourists and, like most of the spots between here and Puerto Viejo, there are really no places where the locals hang out.

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Thank Mickey M
Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TASTELESS FOOD. The waitress took our order wrong 5 times. They ordered the food first than beverages. Shrimp with rice? No, is just rice with 4 little shrimps. There was a helpful guy there but he was so busy. Is an inexpensive restaurant. Maxis Manzanillo is not the one than some years before. Go to Maxis by Ricky in Santa... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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450 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Great place for lunch, over looking the beach! We had Maxi's house salad which was very good, our friends had a sausage plate which was excellent. Service was slow but adequate.

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Thank BostonSkier
San Jose, Costa Rica
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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Went for lunch today. Had the rice and shrimp, which was good good good. My friend had fish in their special caribbean sauce. Good good good. Lots of stuff to look at on the walls, great view of the water, laid back and friendly atmosphere, lots of smiles all around. Beer is VERY cold!

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Thank jackietrehorn
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Since the 80's Maxi's has been the place to go for classic Caribbean cuisine in Limón. Had not been here in about 5 years. We were in for a unpleasant surprise. Our first waiter told us that they only had the small 500grm red snapper and we went ahead and ordered with a order of fried plantain. There were only... More 

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Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This review is for Soda Maxi on the lower level. We went there for breakfast/brunch. The food was not very good. Although we were one of two tables it took forever to get our food. The black beans and rice were horrible. We never went back. I would recommend walking over to Soda Wuacho if you want good food.

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Ontario, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I had read great reviews of this restaurant before going to Costa Rica so while in Manzanillo I talked my 3 friends into going for lunch. The look of the restaurant was great with fantastic views of the sea from the upper level. The food was very over priced. In an effort to save money we opted to order 2... More 

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St. George, Utah
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Main restaurant in Manzanillo. Great location on the second floor of a large building on the beach front. Great views of the beach and sea. There are many tables so its always easy to find a seat. The food is really nothing special and the prices are high. I much prefer some of the sodas in town. The prices are... More 

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1 Thank Bill I
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Three out of four meals were tops,my husband had the Caribbean fish dish, my son in law had the Caribbean shrimp dish and daughter had the most delicious fish soup. I had a chicken dish and unfortunately found my chicken breast abit dry. The service was smiley and friendly and we really enjoyed talking with out server ( he was... More 

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This place was delicious. We went 2 years ago in January for my husbands birthday dinner here. It's right on the water. Great service, great food! A must for manzanillo.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?