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Maxi's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican
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Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish tasteless, way to small for a big fish(red snapper), as they called it. I shared it with an real cute cat by the way. My friend had rice and chicken witch was ok. Great view and cool music. Our food was fast and the guy who helped us friendly.

Thank Sterre M
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Staff had a horrible attitude from the time we came in. They ran out of everything but red snapper so we ordered that. After 1 hour of waiting, we get our fish, which was supposed to be huge bc that's all they had left, supposedly. When it gets to our table, it was a small fish and the price, $30.... More 

Thank Alice B
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We rode our bikes from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo Beach (about 9 miles) - so by the time we got to Maxi's we were starving and parched! The place was packed with large parties, so we had to wait about 20 min for a table. Once seated the service was very slow. We finally put our order in and waited... More 

Thank Bre P
Highland, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This place is a tourist trap food was good service was okay. We went one night but didn't decide to go back it was nothing special. Overall we wouldn't recommend. I'd say go to a smaller local restaurant like pita Bonita or sell vans definitely worth a look

Thank Heather A
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My Wife and I ate there on 8-28-2016. The fresh grilled lobster was spectacular!!! The little appetizer bites were great!!! The service was friendly and good!!! The view of the beach is beautiful!!! I would eat here again!!! Pura Vida!!!

Thank Stewart F
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Very well priced and big portions. Friendly staff and good service, gave history of the town and surroundings.

Thank Karla B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We left after waiting more than half an hour for the menu, when we told the waiters we were waiting they were rude and disrespectful.

Thank Bostons16
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was relaxed... So don't go in there expecting to get your food quickly. The food was really tasty and good size portions that were freshly cooked. There were plenty of options. I world definitely recommend it.

Thank Sue C
Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My grandson wanted to eat here so why not. Lady server basically threw a menu down as if we disturbed her. There was a gantleman who took our order who was much more friendly. I had the red snapper my grand son had chicken. Food was good and plentiful but it is quite pricey.

Thank lesab33
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Nothing spectacular about the food! It is overpriced and patience is required to get service. There are better options.

Thank mbg1968

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?