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Maxi's Restaurant

Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good28%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“red snapper” (28 reviews)
“fish” (30 reviews)
“rice and beans” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

The food was top notch and make sure to ask for some hot sauce, but not the bottled kind, the homemade one. Their known for carribean style chicken and snapper and they don't mess around. WOW!! My wife and I left with our bellies full,...More

Thank Primo82
Reviewed 28 January 2013

I wouldn't even have a beer here. The Jamicans that run the place are so slow that I was actually the waiter for us...running back to the bar to order beers, get napkins, hot sauce etc. Plus, either the Rom Don or the ceviche we...More

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Maxis is a great restaurant to visit at least once. The view is amazing, and the atmosphere is cool, but the value overall is a bit spendy for a local Caribbean plate. The service is not so great, so head there with some time on...More

Thank Eco-Hippies
Reviewed 24 January 2013

They have great french fries and a nice atmosphere overlooking the beach. Also good Tico food. It can get loud at times and the bar downstairs is interesting but overall we liked it. we went back this year after eating there last year.

Thank Kristi Y
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Our hotel recommended this restaurant if we visited Manzanillo beach and boy were they right! The whole red snapper stole the show! It was fresh and cooked just right and the plantains were to die for! We sat at a table with a beautiful view...More

Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed 21 January 2013

You sit on the second floor level and overlook the beach. The food was delicious and reasonable. My wife and I are old coots so the loud music was not to our liking but we are in the minority and can appreciate the fun atmosphere.

1  Thank blueaiz1
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Being the most famous restaurant in Manzanillo (and recommended on lonely planet) we expected the best: but it certainly wasn't. The service is terrible, the worst we saw in all our trip in Costa Rica. It takes them very long to even give you the...More

Thank MaiFrappe
Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

Tried to get lunch here during a caribbean rain storm. Waited more than 1.5 hours, just to find out they messed up the order. Only 3 of 4 orders were served! Ingen addition, the food was of poor quality. Cold Beer, though. My advice: Stay...More

1  Thank Gerok72
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Maxi is famous for its tasteful red snapper and lobster in a colourful restaurant (first floor) at the beach. The service is attentive and friendly. Besides fish you can also enjoy other dishes cooked caribean style, fruit smoothies, cocktails ...on weekend it can be busy.

Thank Ohimesama2012
Reviewed 24 December 2012

a bit expensive but worth every penny!! Have the rice n beans with their authentic caribbean style chicken... i still crave it to this day!! bike down to manzanillo.. spend the day at the beach.. have some beers and truly AMAZING food before heading back...More

Thank morgan f
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Restaurant Details

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