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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

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Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Ontario
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this restaurant for 5 dinners and 1 breakfast in our 9 days stay in Placencia. We tried different dish everyday, and enjoyed all of them. The price is about 1/2 of our hotel restaurant.

Thank Shui Keung W
Placencia, Belize
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We eat there often. Breakfast is great, especially the duck sausage hash. Dinner even better especially the snook.

Thank George Z
Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want great food along with a spectacular view of the ocean then you should give the Bistro a try. Loved the homemade cinnamon rolls and fry jacks for breakfast along with everything else we tried. For dinner, the cacao pork was tender and juicy, mojo chicken is sweet with a hint of spice, the lobster tail and lobster... More 

Thank Julie O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anytime you can go to a laid back town and have a 4-5 star meal it is a hit! The food is so nice and the menu is varied, I believe. I ate until I could not eat any more! Service was terrific. The ocean breeze made the meal even more special!

Thank st_anywhere
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Third time here this year!! Best wine selection in the country! Best happy hour food and prices! Must get the roasted garlic! Wow! Owner really takes pride in her Restraunt . Wine is imported and stored in temperature controlled rooms. U won't find that anywhere else in belize!

Thank amy S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the umpteenth time that we have come to the Maya Beach Hotel and Bistro and it will definitely not be the last! Ellen and her staff are still as friendly and efficient as they were when we first came here nearly five years ago. The service is five star and Oscar, you still rock!! Luv Y'all!!! Attached are... More 

Thank TwoFolschers
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If I ever visit Placencia and don't have at least one meal at the Bistro at Maya Beach Hotel, you'll know I've lost my mind. This trip, my daughter and I had dinner at the Bistro with SK, whose new luxury hotel at Cocoplum is opening soon. Dinner was wonderful, as usual. I've never had a bad meal here, and... More 

Thank LanSluderBelize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Belize for our Anniversary weekend. The bistro was where we ate on our second day. The food was soooo fresh, and hot....finger licking good. I had the lobster grilled cheese and coconut shrimp, and my husband had the spicy shrimp pot, and the angel hair pasta with shrimp. For dessert I had a cinnamon... More 

Thank Jozette B
Belize Cayes, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend Jim and I stayed at Maya Beach and ate many breakfast there. The eggs benedict was perfect. The service was also fantastic. The waitress suggested mimosas since it was my birthday celebration. We had mimosas with Jim's spiced potatoes, eggs meal. All of it was excellent. We also had breakfast the previous day and that too was great.... More 

Thank MsDangriga
Placencia, Belize
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lobster grilled cheese is to die for good! You have a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea right from your table.

Thank kshearmire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 533-8040
  • This restaurant is at Maya Beach Hotel
We're certainly far from perfect, but we do try our best to create a winning experience for every single customer, whether they are hotel guests, Belizean neighbors or travelers staying at other hotels. Try pairing small plates with wines, choose from our creative main courses, or just enjoy some comfort food for breakfast or lunch. It's fun for us to meet new people and, well, just make them happy! Our casual beach bistro focuses on unique sauces and contemporary, tropical-themed flavor combinations while maintaining comfortable portions. Lots of fish and seafood. Bar service includes a 130-bottle wine list, local beer, rum drinks, and house specials. The outdoor atmosphere is casual so you can be comfortable in flip flops. Belize's "Restaurant of the Year" award was presented twice to the Bistro in June 2011 and May 2013.

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