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“Perfect Staff, Location, and Great Food”

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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
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 September 12, 2013

The Maya Beach Bistro is highly recommended when traveling to Belize! We loved our experience here, it was quite romantic. We suggest making a reservation for a "window" table (obviously there are no windows, but closest to the edge of the deck) We loved our food and the staff. We felt very well taken care of and I have a new found love for Lobster (that I never had before traveling to Belize). The Maya Beach Bistro was accommodating to my Gluten and Dairy Free restrictions and they made me a custom puree soup as a starter (which was so nice of them).... and as a foodie, I know that if a chef can whip up something not on the menu for a restricted dieter AND it tastes good, you got a winner in the kitchen. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking to spend a little more for a worldly experience.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a great place and has a very good menu.The food and service where excellent.
We ate here a few times.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The view can't be beat. Sitting ocean side have breakfast or lunch in paradise, this place can't be beat. It's just up the road a little away from the main traffic and noise on the peninsula. Prices are very reasonable too.

1  Thank BernardBarbour
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Simply put this was the very best lobster we had during our three weeks in Belize. John the Owner/Cher buys the lobsters fresh daily from the local fishermen and grills them that same night. As he said "this lobster was out there swimming just a few hours ago!" Seriously, this was out very best meal on our holiday. Combine the tremendous food with a stellar Oceanside location and excellent service (and try one of their great martinis) and you're in for a memorable experience!

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2  Thank JohnJohnJohnJohn
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I have lived here on the Peninsula for a couple of months, and I absolutely love Bistro. I have been there quite a few times and brought several guest as well and every single time the experience has been fantastic. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is beautiful, they have a ton of great cocktails, and the service, like most places around here, is way above par!

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1  Thank rbenjaminblair
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