We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,165: English reviews
Antigua, Guatemala
Level Contributor
16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

More sophisticated and tasty than I would have thought possible. So good for dinner and breakfast and the hotel is magic.

Thank TriniMarquis
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maya Beach Bistro has won several Wine Spectator awards, and is a regular winner of "best local" restaurant, but that isn't why you should go. The folks here have just the right approach to high quality casual dining, some of the best service, and eminently reasonable prices for the value.

Thank nadeily
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't say enough good about this place. Where to start? Happy hour is amazing with tasty watermelon and fruit drinks, along with amazing food delights to try or repeat over and over. The bar is a perfect place to sit and chat with others if you are alone, and anywhere in the place if you are with people. I... More 

Thank april h
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A van driver told us to try this place and glad we did. Outstanding. Everyone in our party was very happy about meals. Service may be a bit slow but this is Belize so what's the hurry. Put this restaurant on your list of must have dinner here.

Thank Zetamike
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious high end cuisine. Upscale local dishes. Staff is warm and accommodating. Make sure to make a reservation cause it gets booked fast. I got the Sassy Shrimp and my boyfriend got the grouper special that was crazy good! Bring a shawl cause it gets quite breezy being that it's an open air restaurant.

Thank Elaine P
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beachside dining was great. But the food was even better. Would highly recommend for people looking for a fine dinging meal.

Thank carolinaflyer54
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
196 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is spectacular, if they keep the awnings open - for some reason they like to close it and so you lose the direct beach view. The service is great, fast, courteous and efficient. The beer menu is unfortunately non existent, and the food, although seems to be done with great care, in the end feels a bit flat.... More 

Thank Familytraveler69
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are incredible and the hotel units are well appointed, we have been 4 times and will go back again and again, Ellen and John the owners are wonderful people. The beach is long and you can walk every day. The Pelicans come by every morning and the sunrises are so fantastic. The food is incredible, the Duck sausage... More 

Thank DrMucker
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In our almost 3 weeks in Placencia we have eaten 4-6 times at the restaurant and have always had delicious food and great service/ we will keep coming!

Thank Michael N
Placencia, Belize
Level Contributor
60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bistro is hands down my favorite hangout in the area. They have great food. The wait staff are wonderful and friendly. They welcome residents. While breakfast is my favorite, their happy hour specials are great, too!

Thank Bznberry

Travellers who viewed Maya Beach Hotel Bistro also viewed

Placencia, Stann Creek

Been to Maya Beach Hotel Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maya Beach Hotel Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?