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Review of Maxi's

Maxi's
Ranked #10 of 13 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

One of our best meals on our 2 week trip was at Maxi's. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We were able to sort of order 'off the menu' and our waitress was more than happy to help us. We had a delicious steak and lobster dinner with grilled veggies and wine. Yummm! I really enjoyed the open air setting and low-key Carribean vibe at Maxi's.

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

It's recommended on many of the guidebooks but this place really was past its prime when we visited. Its pricier than the surrounding smaller restaurant but the food they deliver doesnt live up to this. The service staff dissappeared for long periods, the food was nothing special. Go to one of the smaller family run places instead.

They do have some lovely views. They played loud music most of the time, Im glad we didnt live closeby.

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Thank J_Duck_77
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

The food is expensive and mediocre at best. The portions of meat were tiny and the "assorted" veggies were 90% onion. We did have a large party which made things slow, but we had also called ahead. Head to Puerto Viejo instead.

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Thank Julia C
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

This place has an absolutely amazing jumbo shrimp salad. The fish on the menu is beautifully cooked and tastes like they caught it right out front of the restaurant to bring it to you. Ocean view and very friendly. Unimpressed with the mixed drinks but everything else was very good to excellent. The service is friendly and relaxed Caribbean style.

Thank Don. T
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

If this is the Maxi's in Manzanillo then it was a bit disappointing. My partner and I went as it was recommended in the Costa Rica Lonely Planet book and which raved about its seafood.

Well, we waited for a minimum of 45 minutes for our cocktails to arrive and then then a further 45 minutes for the food to arrive. Two hours of waiting for food is not very good. We ordered the red snapper (again, recommended in the Lonely Planet book) and it really wasn't that great - not that much flavour and a bit dry.

Maxi's restaurant is upstairs and there's a bar downstairs, and while we were eating (no, probably waiting for the food) a fight broke out downstairs and we heard lots of shouting. It was serious I don't think but there were kids and families about so I think the staff could have had a chat with them on behalf of the customers. But Maxi' is SO laid back, the staff really didn't seem to care about anything.. Including serving or cooking food...

The two stars is for the generosity of white rum they put in my mojito... So it didn't taste a mojito but just pure rum, but at that point I needed a strong drink. The same with my partner's rum and coke.. They're not stingy in their alcohol that's for sure!

Unfortunately, if you're in Manzanillo there really isn;t much option for restaurants, so I would go again but just have 2 hours spare!

There's a lovely small icecream stall opposite to Maxi's on the right, and a little further in land if you want some good gelato for dessert :-)

Thank L0nd0n_traveller1982
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