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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 5 September 2011

Not out to insult anyone...especially the great people who serve you here. The service was really top notch for being a very....very laid back setting in the PV area. Honestly I can't even knock the food quality so much, but anybody on the planet that...More

Thank Domgargon
Reviewed 29 July 2011

The service at this eatery is top notch. We had dinner here twice during our stay and I have no complaints for either time. After ordering, you are given a free appetizer of fried plantains with an assortment of fillings (sausage, guacamole, etc.) I highly...More

1  Thank charlierex3
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Maxi's is a must if you are around the south caribbean side of Costa Rica. Relax atmosphere, greeted by locals, and the food is all local style. The Rice'n Beans with chiken is the local traditional plate that you should not miss. My wife had...More

1  Thank jose b
Reviewed 30 May 2011

We stayed in Manzanillo for 8 days this month and it was incredible. One of the best parts of the trip was the many evenings we spent at Maxi's. The staff, food, drinks, loud bumping reggae and veiws were all so amazing! the staff made...More

Thank Fannypants
Reviewed 10 May 2011

My buddy and I love this place,the location and the people. Maxi started building all his compound 50 years ago and Armando, his grandson, was called away from his job with Carnival Cruises to come back to Manzanillo and take over the management of his...More

Thank bobinman1
Reviewed 31 March 2011

Our 4th time eating at Maxie's. And our 4th great time, meal and experience! I had the Ceviche and that was supurb! Also at our table Lobster and Shrimp Skewers were ordered and all were great, although the Skewers were the favored. The presentation of...More

Thank AllianceOHMaggie
Reviewed 20 March 2011

This place came highly recommended for fresh fish and we were not disappointed. The red snapper with mango salsa was melt in your mouth good. The atmosphere was very carribean and the food was well worth the wait. Very enjoyable experience. If you go to...More

Thank jmkats
Reviewed 16 March 2011

We had a fantastic meal of whole fryed snapper smothered with an incredible sauce, dirty rice with hints of cinnamon, and plantains! Having been in the commercial fishing industry for years, it was a treat to have such tasty fish without having to catch it...More

Thank AnneProst
Reviewed 22 February 2011

The waitress was very friendly, and the food was very good. This is the only nice restaurant in Manzanillo. Lots of tables, some with an oceean view.

Thank m3montana
Reviewed 13 February 2011

The atmosphere is truly caribbean. Just like you see it in the movies. The food was wonderful. Lots of flavour for a great price. I had the red snapper highly recommend it.

Thank from_Milena
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
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