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“Best restaurant in Belize”

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Belize”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food and service are so great that I have literally planned my vacation in Belize around The Bistro. They have amazing meals, wonderful happy hour specials, and a super friendly staff! My boyfriend heard me rave about The Bistro so much that he choose to propose there. We can't wait to go back!

Visited November 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Best Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Great bloody Mary with a view of Paradise, awesome place, great customer service and a must stop going to or coming from Placencia.

Thank Paul S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Absolutely amazing”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

You need to go at least once. This is about 15 minutes from Placencia Village but totally worth the drive. We went for dinner and every bite was delicious. My husband especially liked the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Wine selection was nice as well. If you go at night be careful driving to and from the Bistro as there are a lot people on the sides of the road sitting, walking and biking that are hard to see.

Visited June 2014
Thank Eric N
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An epicurean delight in Belize”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

When you wish to treat yourself to a special meal, this is the place to come. The atmosphere, the food quality, and the wine selection are all outstanding.

My daughter who lives in Placencia considers this one of the best restaurants in the area. I plan to visit them when I return in September and look forward to the visit.

  • Visited January 2014
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A dining location”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to the Bistro one evening for dinner. The menu is good and they have a nice wine list, for Belize. The prices were a little high, but the food is good.

Visited June 2014
Thank Gina G
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