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Maxi's Restaurant

) #5 of 11 Restaurants in Manzanillo $$ - $$$ Caribbean, Seafood,
Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

As someone who's spent six, seven, even 14 months at a pop on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast over the last 14 years, I remember when Maxi's was the place to go on Sundays. But in the last few years, for whatever the reason, the place...More

2  Thank macsurf
Reviewed September 20, 2012

The food and drinks were alright once we found something that was available(many items on the menu were not actually available) and found a staff person to take our order! Not worth the hype this place gets! The service was awful even by more laid...More

Thank Glacier1998
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Went here with a group and we shared the dishes. All the food is typical Caribbean fare which means a lot of coconut milk. I loved the "Ron Don" soup which has a coconut milk base and seafood, it's actually not really hot so it's...More

Thank Rachael D
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Although it´s one of the few options existing in Manzanillo, I don´t recommend this restaurant AT ALL. The service was awful. We had to wait ages to be served after we had made our order even though the place was not full.

2  Thank JuanjoTrypadvisor
Reviewed August 8, 2012

My wife and I had been exploring the coast on foot south of Manzanillo. I only had one pair of shoes with me, and they were too wet and sandy to wear. We saw Maxi's and I told her that it did not look like...More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed August 7, 2012

My fiance and I decided to go for a hike at the Gandoca Refuge, and afterwards we wanted to grab a drink and a little snack. A couple of people had recommended Maxi's to us,and because it was pretty much the only restaurant near where...More

2  Thank SLeigh83
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a replica of the famous Maxi's restaurant located in Manzanillo, Limon. Menu and prices are the same, which is good, but visitors are going to have issues with how the place is managed: - There is no way to know if you should...More

1  Thank Victor C
Reviewed June 29, 2012

My experience at Maxi's was disturbing. I went for lunch. At the waiter's suggestion I ordered shrimp. It was neither great nor terrible: ten shrimp in a nondescript sauce, a little rice and some black beans. The menu said 4500 colons (roughly $9 at the...More

2  Thank readJONread
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Everything is delicious! Anyone visiting this part of Costa Rica must experience Maxi's.

2  Thank saludlifewellness
Reviewed June 9, 2012

The only real restaurant in Manzanillo. Great food, nice folks, but pricey!!

1  Thank robenn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
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