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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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Minnetonka, MN
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely recommended for food, wine and wonderful service. The owner shared a taste of the Australian Pinot Noir which was really lovely - so much so we added a glass to our meal. We a bottle of un-oaked Chardonnay from Australia as well - crisp and wonderful accompaniment to amazing food. For starters, we enjoyed the conch leek flan and... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A MUST!! amazing restaurant! Be sure to make reservations! Lobster Bread Pudding 😊......Awesome, and have a "Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini"🍸. You will go back!

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

Thank you! It is very nice to hear your positive comments. Please visit again the next time you're in the area. - Ellen & John Lee More 

New York City, New York
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here twice. The first time the food was just too much. Too much coconut. Not cooked correctly. Expensive. Great service. The second time we sat at the lovely bar and ordered a variety of appetizers. Very nice meal. Note this restaurant is way too expensive for the quality.

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

Thanks for visiting our restaurant, and I'm sorry you found us out of your budget range! I hope you can come back and try us for Happy Hour when Belizean rum and beer are USD $2 and appetizers are USD $4 (making many of them half price). Living here and knowing the ingredient and labor costs, we feel that USD... More 

Atlanta
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast lunch and dinner! Sometimes 3-4 times a week! I love the duck sausage hash, blackened fish tacos, rum punch, and the best cinnamon buns ever! God menu, great atmosphere on the beach, and wonderful wait staff! Love it!

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

Thanks for the frequent visits and sharing your opinion. I guess we should call you a "regular" -- See you soon! More 

Tempe, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have ate here a few times over the years and each visit I am pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. I feel that Maya has the best food on the peninsula. Dishes I would recommend include the Seafood and Coconut Chowder or the Lobster Grilled Cheese. The only detractor for me is that it can be a... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate your visits to the Bistro. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

YOU HAVE TO GO HERE. Don't even think of going anywhere else. We went based on the Trip Advisor reviews. It was about a 20 min drive from our hotel. We ended up going three nights in a row!! The food is beyond delicious, the atmosphere is perfection and the staff is so welcoming. We brought our 1 1/2 year... More 

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Thank Mary C
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed our place. I hope you can return! More 

Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Breakfast and diner several times in the past week. Food was always good..drinks a bit expensive. Always friendly.

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Costa Mesa, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was AWESOME!! The food was SO good, everything. We couldn't get enough and kept going back. The owners were so nice and the staff was super friendly. If it helps the review, Drew Carey and Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider were there for breakfast and dinner just as much as we were. Breakfast you can just walk... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the top rated restaurants in Belize and I see why. We ate here several times as our hotel was located right beside the Maya Beach Hotel Bistro. We loved the breakfast here, and you can't beat the beautiful view of the ocean on the open air deck. The eggs benny was delicious and came with a tasty lemony... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very reasonable happy hr with specials on drinks and good apps. Dinner was outstanding and deserts out of this world

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Meals
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, Business meetings, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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.

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