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“New Friends & Old Friends”

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: View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
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“New Friends & Old Friends”
Reviewed 15 November 2008

We were down in Placencia visiting old friends until they said we have to meet Ellen & John at the Maya Beach Hotel Bistro at the re-opening of their restaurant dining room after their renovations.

The new addition of the dining room and bar is fabulous ... large and airy while intimate at the same time.

To start the evening, we were seated at the bar and sampled the stuffed musrooms & coconut ribs ... the view of the caribbean while sipping on One Barrel Rum & pineapple cocktails at sunset are memorable.

With our friends we sat down in the new dining room and sampled the appetizer menu for our meal; bacon wrapped shrimp, coconut shrimp (we like shrimp) and managed to have a bite try of the Truffle Burger and Fish Stack ... all excellent fare ...

A great place, imaginative appetizers and meals, great wine and you can't go wrong with the value, food and company ...

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“Excellent Creations”
Reviewed 1 August 2008

Hats off to the Chef at "The Bistro" located in the Maya Beach Hotel. Breakfast had mouth watering fruits, melt in your mouth coconut/banana muffins and the local "Jacks" were yummy; Dinner was an experience. The "Fish stacked on roasted vegetables with green onion crema" was to die for! The Chef also cooked our catch and made it into a dinner we won't forget! We had some fish uncooked, they packed it for us to take to the next place we stayed-now that's hospitality!
Along with the wonderful food, the bar is fun/friendly (yummy cocktails) and the restaurant setting is romantic.
Thank you for the memories.

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