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“Picture Perfect”

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Ranked #3 of 74 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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 August 17, 2013

We didn't stay at Maya Beach but we did have the pleasure of eating there one 2 different occasions. The staff was very pleasant and very accommodating. Breakfast and lunch here was wonderful. The view of the ocean, absolutely picture perfect.

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Thank Shauna B
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

A very nice surprise if you have been traveling in Guatemala and Belize for a couple of weeks! We had lunch and dinner twice with a family of 4 and everything we tasted was excellent: seared tuna nachos, coconut shrimp, fish burger, seafood chowder hudut, yellowtail tacos, pizza shrimp/goat cheese and last but not least the amazing lobster tail. Modern Caribbean food with a spicy twist. Don't forget the mango cheesecake or key lime pie... Pricing is just right for the quality and service.
The hotel and beach house rentals around the Bistro are also highly recommended.
Start your dayat the beach with the freshly baked bagels and a yogurt smoothie.
Thanks Ellen, John and superb staff!

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Thank Piet J
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by a local while I was on a business trip to Belize. What a pleasant surprise. It has a great beach setting that is a balance, of casual but special. I love finding restaurants that are local favorites because they don't cater to the tourists. This fits the bill perfectly.

The menu is varied and truly highlights the spices and fruits of Belize. I highly recommend the shrimp stuffed squid appetizer and the nut encrusted fish entree. The night I was there, the daily fish was snapper and it was perfectly cooked.

One of the locals told me I had to order dessert "or else you go to jail"! So I obliged by taking his recommendation. It was something like peanut brittle ice cream pie and it was incredibly delicious and indulgent.

Great service, spectacular food, comfortable setting, and right on the beach. A great night!

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Thank Bookworm426
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Great service. Some of the best food I've eaten anywhere in the world. The watermelon-tomato salad, with a hint of cinnamon, was absolutely heavenly. Lovely beach, swimming pool and views. Don't miss going to this place if you're in the area!

Thank islandgirl593
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Ambiance, the food, the service, the specials.... All Excellent! We ate here twice for dinner in our 7 nights in Placencia. Both times mine and my wifes meals were expertly prepared and executed. The roasted garlic app is top notch.

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Thank FoodieFreak479
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