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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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank mbg1968
Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mickey M
Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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 

Thank Abner Antonio C
Northborough, Massachusetts
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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.

Thank BostonSkier
San Jose, Costa Rica
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101 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank jackietrehorn
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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 

1 Thank Daniel A
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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.

1 Thank jmbap
Ontario, Canada
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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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Restaurant Details

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