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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice location, on the beach. Food was very good, drinks great, decent wine. Did not stay there but the facilities are nice.

Thank richardleem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place! Gorgeous view!! The happy hour menu is pretty decent, both selection and price wise. I had the roasted garlic crostini with goat cheese.....YUUUMMMMM!! Also had the mozzarella plantain cheese balls, along with the quinoa sticks, they were ok. My friend had the lamb...More

Thank bluesbabee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we planned our return trip to Placencia I immediately contacted Maya Beach Bistro. Last visit we had a wonderful dinner and I wanted to make sure we stopped again during our visit. The restaurant is on the beach so it’s a fabulous setting. This...More

Thank lal1024
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. The food was phenomenal, the nut crusted snooks flavor was unbelievable. The staff was extremely pleasant. Oh and can we talk about the view. To die for. Highly recommended. Wish we found it sooner !

Thank Sayard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly. We sat facing the gulf right on the beach. Food--- best breakfast ove had to date. Cheesey grits were amazing! Nice relaxing dining.

Thank erin h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bottom line up front: Unimpressed; this place has the "#1 on TripAdvisor" halo. The mojito and margarita were very wattery. The garlic starter with goat cheese was good. The fish tacos were skimpy on the fish and the tortillas were falling apart when the plate...More

Thank RarelyPost391
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I apologize for service, food or drinks that did not meet your expectations. As you know, ranking on TripAdvisor is not in the hands of the business but in the hands of the customer. Reviews like this do affect us and we appreciate the opportunity...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had two fabulous dinners at this bistro. Inventive dishes inspired by Belizean spices and locally grown stuff. The best food in Placencia.

Thank DawnaCobb
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and review our restaurant!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend, a local, took me here for Happy Hour. This is a beautiful intimate resort with dining on the beach and poolside. The Happy Hour drinks and appetizers were delicious and reasonably priced. Our server was friendly and attentive.

Thank surfnsandgirl
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you made it for happy hour! A lot of people miss out on our USD $2 drinks and USD $4 appetizers but your friend obviously knows! Thanks for the visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant right on the beach. View is spectacular. My husbands quesadilla was great! I had wedge salad which was large and good. Waitress was nice.More

Thank Dori118
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! We're glad you enjoyed your food...but you may have the wrong restaurant for this review. We don't have either a wedge salad or a quesadilla on the menu, and while the beach in your photo looks nice, and similar to ours, we can tell...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The hostess provided a warm greeting. Our server Cedric was very attentive to our needs. The food was delectable in presentation and taste. If you go to Placencia this is a must.

Thank trebor9293
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very happy that you enjoyed your meal here. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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