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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

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Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is no doubt a nice fine dining restaurant. That said, it is all around American... music, hostess, ambiance, flavours (though mixed with local ingredients). My friend and I had dessert and coffee that was undeniably delicious. However, if you are looking for Belizean food, experience, conversation, people or feel --- it certainly is not here.

Thank Project410 I
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Hi! We truly appreciate you visiting our restaurant for dessert on our very busy Saturday night. I remember seating you personally and ordering your coffees for you. We are a contemporary restaurant with a Caribbean-influenced menu -- I'm very sorry if you had the impression that we served a traditional Belizean menu. Still, even though you seem disappointed, I'm happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I go here on every visit to Maya Beach. We have never had a bad meal here. Owner is very involved and insures that everyone has a perfect meal.

Thank Kathleen F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To find the Maya Beach Bistro here in Placencia was like discovering your favorite restaurant in any major city in the world! Disguised as a sleepy little cafe on the beach, I promise you, this would be a favorite restaurant for my wife and I ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! We have honestly been shocked by the taste, quality and originality... More 

Thank DeeSnider315
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for dinner, will be going back for sure. The ambiance was great, service friendly and excellent and the food was delicious. We also went got breakfast and have the same comments for this meal as well. Our dinner was on Thanksgiving, were served, might need to do that on a regular night also.

Thank BKCanada
Snyder, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to the jaguar preserve we stopped to get breakfast to go. Very fresh and the bread was amazing. We returned for diner and oh my gosh. My wife had the snook special that was one of the best things I've ever eaten, I had to steal some bites. My daughter 18 had the grilled cheese and loved... More 

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Phoenix, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always return to this restaurant. The ambiance is wonderful and the food, all of it, is excellent. From the salads to the dinners, to the wine selection, we have never been disappointed.

Thank Gilbert R
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one lunch and one dinner there the first week in Placencia, will definitely go back our second week. Beautiful setting right on the ocean, simple and tastefully decorated. All the staff are pleasant, happy and helpful in explaining and recommending menu items. The menu is not extensive which indicates they are not trying to be all things to... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place not only has great scenery right on a secluded beach but the food and service is exceptional for the area. A bit pricy but worth it. Had several breakfast and dinners here and never anything but awesome food.

Thank Thomas K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a dinner! Best Lobster Ever, hands down! Since the restaurant was full, we ever offered a private room for our party of seven! Try the Blackened Seafood au Gratin and the Lobster Tail. Too bad I had no more room left for their famous Key Lime Pie! And Cedric our waiter presented the menu with a dance and a... More 

Thank Tom P
Oklahoma City, Ok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Maya Beach Hotel Bistro is a top of the line restaurant choice in Placencia! The chef uses local fresh seafood and produce for creative tasty dishes of Caribbean excellence. There is an extensive wine menu which is rare. The staff is experienced and eager to please. Plus, you cannot beat the view!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 533-8040
  • This restaurant is at Maya Beach Hotel
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.

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