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Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0091
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mono, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and decor. Also a great option for vegetarian eaters including gluten free. Waiter was knowledgeable about what was suitable and was very helpful overall. We only visited once but the food and selection was very good. We may visit again.

Thank LK_GS
Ponte Vedra
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome environment and service but terrible food. No flavor. Not fully cooked pasta or vegetables in my pasta promodo.

Thank Ashley M
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I were on a road trip threw Costa Rica! We decided to stop at Playa Dominical because everyone told us it was great surfing place. On our second night there we went to Maracatu. It was defiantly not a great place to eat. The bartender was great but the food was not what we expected. It was... More 

Thank Luanna B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

What is most notable about this restaurant is its selection. It's got a broad spectrum to choose from, and both the nights we ate there it was good. I was glad to see a fruit plate on the menu, as I was dying to get a big helping of mango. It hit the spot :) We had the veggie fajitas,... More 

Thank susanpkent
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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers nice vegan options. Most of the dishes have an Asian touch. We found them to be a little bland. Adding some spices would have made them an excellent dish.

1 Thank DartmouthOxford1212
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a great venue/restaurant. The food here is an amazing mix of organic, vegan, meat, fish etc with a twist of world cooking mixed in with Costa Rican style. A unique fusion of taste and style. They also have different style music nights, (ladies night wednesday!) Expect a good mix of interesting locals and international travellers. There is also... More 

Thank Shaun H
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

My husband and I came to Maracatu for dinner one evening after a day of hiking and walking on the beach. The pros: 1) There are several vegetarian-friendly options on the menu. 2) Reservations are not required. 3) The staff are nice if somewhat indifferent. 4) Unlike other restaurants we experienced in Costa Rica, they were generous with water--left a... More 

Thank Decat08
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

DJ Anderson was a great surprise. Had a great time in VIP room listening to him. Drinks were cold and available. Great people watching.

Thank Timbayer
Malmo, Sweden
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We were at the restaurant with a group of 6 people and EVERYONE loved it. - Even though we all had different types of food! I ordered a salad with fresh Tuna and it was absolutely delicious. A great place to have a nice dinner in Dominical!

Thank Danni2002
Costa Rica
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I like this place because it has it all, in many ways. You can get a very tasty - trustful source food and at the same time there is a dj playing nice tunes that will eventually make you want to dance it all. Decoration is pretty entertaining and suggestive. Visiting it is very recommended.

Thank Kembly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $16
Vegetarian, Vegan, Latin, Asian, Fusion, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 2787 0091
Maracatu has been providing Dominical with a one of a kind experience since 2005. We pride ourselves on having found the perfect balance of good vibes, healthy food, great nightlife, a warm ambience, varied world music and environmental responsibility. Every aspect of Maracatu has been created and evolved with a lot of care and intention.

As Hippocrates once said "Let Food be Thy Medicine," we are committed to provide as much local, organic, whole food ingredients as possible, often times coming from our organic sister farm, Selva Armonia.

Maracatu has also raised the bar on nightlife in the southern zone of Costa Rica. With a unique artistic ambience and a passion for good live music we have helped put Dominical on the map. Come check out Ladies Night on Wednesdays, the most popular night in the zone.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?