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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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Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is a little more pricey here but it is worth it in my opinion. We always make it a point to eat here when we're in Placencia. It sits right on the beach so the view is wonderful .

Thank oldmanJenkins
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have to say it's an ok restaurant staff is great with dreaming with people I had a good experience oh ps love the cooks and guys who prep all the food

Thank Philip F
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was very good, and the setting is beautiful. Ate there three times and every time the food was excellent. The restaurant also gives you access to their pool and beach, so after you eat the kids can go swimming and you can have a drink on the deck or beach.

Thank mkunovich
San Leandro, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Belize Ocean Club but came to the bistro often. The food was reasonably priced and very tasty. I really enjoyed their desert as well. The staff were awesome!!

Thank Ritlesh C
Beaufort, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant had a sandwich that I may now check off my bucket list!! If you try anything in Placencia, you must visit this restaurant. You must order the grilled cheese lobster sandwich with the vegetable bisque!!!! I give it a 20 out of 10 because it exceeds a 10. Also try the pressco sour drink...yummy.

Thank jesterlynn
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, plus a great Happy Hour ($4 USA Ceviche!). The food was priced well and you could tell great thought went into the recipes. The staff was excellent as well.

Thank nathanpeterkunkle
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved everything about this Bistro ~ the location right on the beach, the wonderful ocean breezes while you're dining al fresco, the friendly, attentive wait staff, the great ambiance and of course, the extraordinary food!!! I had the coconut shrimp, which was the best I've ever tasted and my husband and our adult son had the fresh snook, which... More 

Thank Cathy G
Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food at the Bistro is flavorful and delicious. We recommend the Belizean breakfast for a local (more or less) and filling start to the day. The vegetarian tacos, the layered vegetables, the grilled cheese sandwich (gourmet perfection!) and the pasta were also delicious options for lunch and dinner. And folks, the Peanut Brittle Ice Cream pie is TO DIE... More 

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Cuttingsville, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is as excellent as the food and you can't beat the location right on the beach. AND they let us use their pool, beach, shower after our lunch. Great place.

Thank ScottFreeVT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate there 2 separate times. The first was just drinks and small plates. All delicious. Ordered the Blackened Seafood Au Gratin, Lobster Bread Pudding, and Ceviche. The Watermelon and Gin was my favorite drink. After a long day at the waterfall we came for dinner...eating much more than we should admit! The lobster grilled cheese is to DIE FOR!! Is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $28
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
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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