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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” (30 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 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
Reviewed 24 December 2012

In my opinion this is the best option in Manzanillo for lunch or dinner. they offer fresh seafood, great Jamaican style atmosphere and good service

Thank Greivin S
Reviewed 22 December 2012

Were recommened Maxi's by a girl from San Jose, good value, tasty food and seemed lively atmosphre whilst we were there

Thank NickC1959
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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
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