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“Very Disappointing”
Review of Maracatu

Maracatu
Ranked #22 of 49 Restaurants in Dominical
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Asian, Latin
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: 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. Follow us on Facebook to find out about up and coming events at Maracatu!
Reviewed April 14, 2017

I am not vegan but I don't have to have meat to appreciate good food. I went to this restaurant with a group of 6 people and not one person enjoyed there meal (3 of them are vegan). Simply nothing from the kitchen tasted correctly from pesto being over oiled, to the lettuce being brown.

Overall this is a restaurant to avoid!

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

The lentil burgers at Maracatu are tasty and very large. They are plated with salad, fries and burger fixings such as lettuce and tomato. If you are hungry and in Dominical, this is a good choice. The smoothies are okay but not the best we have had in the area.

Unfortunately the wait staff at Maracatu did not seem interested in customer service. We walked into the restaurant and saw a couple wait staff - - they did not greet us but eventually pointed to an open table outdoors. The burgers arrived without a word or a smile. We did get a smile when we paid our bill.. The customer service was so unlike our experience at every other restaurant in the Quepos & Dominical area, it is what we will remember about Maracatu.

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1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my husband, aside from the waitress who was lovely and efficient, and the pleasant setting; It was the pits- our worst meal in Costa Rica. I ordered the falafel sandwich, which although inoffensive was pretty average; untoasted bready pita, meagre falafel portion (salad to falafel ratio not good...!). The fish burger was atrocious. Firstly it was a fish patty, not a piece of grilled fish which I perhaps naievely expected. The vague saltiness was all to suggest a fish origin for this brown, thin, patty could have been truly anything. It was blackened throughout ,probably having been under a grill for a large portion of the day. The bun was completely rock hard stale. The mojitos were two for one, so I wouldn't have complained in isolation given their reduced price ($9->4.50) but in fairness they were borderline undrinkable with the main flavored being chlorinated, room temperature water. We complained about the fish patty only, and in the interest of full disclosure were given the drinks free.

1  Thank Baathekiwilamb
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Our group of 17 chose to go here for New years dinner. We had reservations for 7:00 and arrived on time. The table was ready for us and the waitress took our drink order right away. At 7:40 we still had not received our drinks and therefore had not placed our order for our food. The waitress asked us several times but we told her we would prefer to have our drinks first. Shortly after that the owner came over and introduced himself and told us he had a reservation for our table at 8:30 and they needed us to put in our order. He told us he would give us wrist bands for rushing us. We told him we had been waiting for our drinks for 40 minutes and his reply was "We are not known for our service" We said okay and ordered right away. At this point we had only received some of our drinks. Eventually we received our food which was unimpressive and were finishing up when the owner came over and asked us if we would leave around 9:40 We informed him that 2 of our people had not received their dessert that came with their dinner and he said "I don't care I gave you wrist bands" Needless to say we gave him the wristbands back and never received the desserts.
We realize we are in a foreign country and service isn't always as fast as in the states. We generally are very patient and easygoing people. Maracatu was the only place in all of our 17 days in Costa Rica that had bad service and food. Very Disappointed

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1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Yum! We went here many times while staying in Dominical. Opens at 5:30. The patacones are amazing. Veggie burger (made with lentils) is very yummy with side salad and the best fries. Nachos are also loaded and yummy without cheese, don't forget the chocolate cake at the end!!!

Thank Megan J
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