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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Words can not describe the amazing food that this establishment produces. The chef is an absolute super star. Our first meal of our trip was here and we only tried one other place before we decided most of our meals would be at the bistro. Everything we ate was amazing. The chowder, fish selections, ceviche and everything else was to... More 

Thank Arororo
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect meals Dawn and Bono were very friendly and provided great service Dawn especially was very endearing !!

Thank lisa m
Buford, Georgia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read about this place before going on our trip to Belize and then a couple we met on a snorkeling tour also highly recommended it especially for happy hour. We were not disappointed!! The location and views were gorgeous!! The food was so good! Not just standard bar fare but really good and different foods. The prices during happy... More 

Thank FeliciaBarrette
Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for a week and it was so nice. We ate most or all of our meals here. Everything was so good. We had great breakfasts. The cinnamon rolls were amazing. They have a happy hour with snacks and drinks. The peanut brittle ice cream cake and the fish dinners should not be missed! It is... More 

Thank wonder l
Medina, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In one word.....Delish!!!! Apps n Entrees were spot on!!!! The Cacao Pork Chop and the Risotto cake...out of this world!!! Charming place...on the water with a wonderful breeze....🌴🌴

Thank nclary
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here the second last night. Great location on the beach. Imaginative menu. It's a $20 cab ride one way from Placencia but worth it.

Thank Bob K
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food and drinks, but bring your wallet, like most things you get what you pay for and this place is spendy compared to nearby restaurants.

Thank Casey H
Incline Village, NV
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is considered one of the best in Belize. We particularly like the Happy Hour with $4 (Belize) drinks and $8 (Belize) small plates.

Thank TahoeHiker
Catawba, South Carolina
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Snapper was the fish of the day. The daily happy hour has half price drinks and the staff was very good. Highly recommend this bistro.

Thank TinsleySC
Hollis, NH
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint small resort with the #1 Bistro in all of Placencia! If you don't stay here, be sure to take time for lunch or dinner. You will NOT be disappointed.

Thank PegJacNH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
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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