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Maxi's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Maxi's is the easiest landmark to spot once you come into town. They have a soda and a bar on the lower level and a restaurant on the upper level. The soda has good affordable breakfast. The restaurant has pretty good food. Nice view overlooking the beach. Price is a little higher than average. Casado type dishes and the fish... More 

Thank Franky F
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing lunch, cold and sub-standard food. Along with poor service, the area was dirty and not worth the effort to visit. Was sad to witness the huge amount of plastic pollution.

Thank JohnOrKamie
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172 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a great cultural experience. We had Caribbean chicken with beans, rice, pasta ones and smoothies. Absolutely fun and delicious. We highly recommend this place for authentic cuisine and fun atmosphere right on the beach.

Thank susanmix
Province of Vicenza, Italy
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate a barbecue and a dessert at the Maxim, and I must say the quality is very good, but the price and the service are really bad!

Thank cimbarle
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Terrible service; grumpy, unhelpful, slow, resentful serving staff. You are an inconvenience to them. If ever a place was complacent and resting on it's reputation. It must be in the guidebooks because it's the biggest place in town and the writer's didn't walk across the road. Take a chance on one of the other sodas. At least they might give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Manzanillo for a week and went almost every day to have a beer and an occasional appetizer. Michael & William were super hospitable and friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
costa rica
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great drinks, delicious yuca frita, dessert and service. I ended up going here because my friends wanted to, but i dont like their restaurant in San Jose, same with thia one. But overall the food is not good enough for the price. The patacones were not crispy enough, the ron don (soup) was not tasty enough, they didn't have whole... More 

Thank stephannie c
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I recommend eating just real Caribbean food like Rice&Beans otherwise it'd not be worth to pay that much money for food. My friend wanted shrimp but they didn't have, which really disappointed us considering it was a seafood restaurant.

Thank Isabel G
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great sea view, nice staff and good food. The prices could be cheaper, but the atmosphere, music, a litle wind blowing, worth it! :)

Thank Joana V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Fish tasteless, way to small for a big fish(red snapper), as they called it. I shared it with an real cute cat by the way. My friend had rice and chicken witch was ok. Great view and cool music. Our food was fast and the guy who helped us friendly.

Thank Sterre M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?