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“Fantastic fish cakes!”

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Austin, Texas
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“Fantastic fish cakes!”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Had high expectations from all the great reviews and was not disappointed. I am not one who normally likes fish cakes but these were so good we went back a few nights later to have more. The cacao pork was amazing. Great food and great service.

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Thank robl-robl
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“A Foodies absolute Delight!!”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Where to start?!!! Every item on the menu is absolutely delicious. I've had nearly everything and I don't know which is my favorite. Love the eggs Benedict and cinnamon roll French toast for breakfast and can't forget the shrimp and grits ( my husbands favorite!) Every visit to Placencia , a yearly thing, can't wait to eat a Maya Beach Bistro.
Dinner, wow , where to begin! The fish specials, seafood chowder ( don't miss),pork chop like you have never experienced in your life, Huge and tender. They have a salad with watermelon and feta , or the chopped vegetable salad, both crazy good! Good place for vegetarian's even though I'm not one. Too many choices, and then there is dessert . So good we ended up buying a whole coconut banana cream pie that was probably 10 pounds, Really! They also have their own breads and cinnamon rolls for purchase in the morning if you're staying near by.
Wish we were going there tonight , but we're back in the SF Bay Area .
We have the Bistro in our top 10 best Ever. The staff is really friendly and they try as hard as ever to make everyone happy. We enjoy Avi at the bar with Oscar . Sedgwick, Kenton and Leo and Lisa , Thank you, you are all stellar!
John and Ellen are amazing hosts .
A must to try in Belize. Bon appetite!

Thank Debi S
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“Great Food All Around”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We booked a room at the hotel here because we heard there was great food. Everything we ordered was delicious. My husband quite enjoyed the cinnamon roll french toast at breakfast- and my favorite meal of our stay was a nut encrusted fish- even the mash potatoes that came with the fish were the best I've ever had. If you're in Placencia, I would definitely add the Maya Beach Hotel Bistro to your list of places to dine.

Visited March 2014
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Placencia, Belize
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“Amazing food in a place where it is hard to find!”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

John and Ellen are such hard workers. Their place gives you fine dining all three meals with a view if the ocean to die for. The food is always outstanding, the owners and the staff are friendly and beyond efficient, the facility is pleasant and very clean. What more could one ask for!

  • Visited March 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Don't miss this one”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Outstanding food and service right on the beach!
We had an afternoon drink here and decded to return for dinner that evening.
Definetly not disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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