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“Great food & atmosphere”

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Ranked #2 of 81 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We usually go different places each day when we visit somewhere new, however, Maya Beach Bistro was the exception. The food was so good, fresh, that we returned 3 times during our stay. The menu had a great deal of variety, and a daily special kept things interesting and delightful. The owners would visit the tables and make you feel very welcome. Highly recommend, great food and an excellent wine list too!

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We read some reviews and decided to check it out. We ate there 3 times during our trip to Maya Beach area of Placencia. We had breakfast twice and lunch once. Portions were plentiful and the quality was good.

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Thank roneiges
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

The hardest part was choosing what to try on the menu! Every dish sounded so delicious. The ceviche was literally the best I have had anywhere, so much so that we ordered 2 the next visit to Maya Bistro. The lobster grilled cheese was so decadent and everything was fresh! Staff was friendly and warm and prices were reasonable for the great quality and taste. The fresh baked bread was so good we took a loaf home and had it for breakfast the next day. Can't recommend this restaurant enough. It you get anywhere near Maya Bistro you must not miss it!

Thank Morgan F
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay in Placencia. The first time we ordered Fish Tacos and the Lobster Grilled Cheese, both extremely good. The second time we had the Fish Burger (snapper), and the Bistro Trio (Lobster Bread Pudding, Seafood au gratin and Shrimp French Toast), also both very good. Unfortunately, something in the Trio made me quite ill for about 24 hours, I'm not sure if some of the fish or dairy might have been bad. Overall, it was a great experience, service and food. I would not hesitate to eat here again, despite getting sick. This restaurant had the most unique menu during our adventure in Belize....very rich, creative fare. Do try!

Thank The4JonesFam
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We were staying at a house a couple of doors down and were able to have several meals at this wonderful Bistro by the Sea...My favorite was our first meal while meeting Cedrick our server for lunch. I was very surprised at how attentive and helpful he was not only with the menu but his willingness to help us with our plans. Their cinnamon rolls are great but the Belizian Breakfast with the roasted potatoes...are AMAZING! I had that for breakfast 2 days.. Even with all of the restuarants in walking distance this was one of our favorites!

Thank SummerJoConnor
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