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Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0091
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my husband, aside from the waitress who was lovely and efficient, and the pleasant setting; It was the pits- our worst meal in Costa Rica. I ordered the falafel sandwich, which although inoffensive was pretty average; untoasted bready pita, meagre falafel portion (salad to falafel ratio not good...!). The fish burger was atrocious. Firstly it was a... More 

Thank Baathekiwilamb
Elburn, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our group of 17 chose to go here for New years dinner. We had reservations for 7:00 and arrived on time. The table was ready for us and the waitress took our drink order right away. At 7:40 we still had not received our drinks and therefore had not placed our order for our food. The waitress asked us several... More 

Thank Lisa B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Yum! We went here many times while staying in Dominical. Opens at 5:30. The patacones are amazing. Veggie burger (made with lentils) is very yummy with side salad and the best fries. Nachos are also loaded and yummy without cheese, don't forget the chocolate cake at the end!!!

Thank Megan J
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The nachos were great! The yellow curry with veggies was tasty. The brown rice was different than what we make at home (might have been the quick cooking version). We ordered the "giant" salad, and it wasn't what we consider giant, but we eat HUGE salads in California. We will be back!

Thank Elisa H
Punta Mona, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and I am always extremely impressed. I love the nachos. I will be back!!!

Thank MonkeyboyCR
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in Maracatu and loved it! The day's specials were with a strawberry and red wine sauce, and a stuffed tomato with vegetables and tofu. It was really delicious, a little expensive maybe, but affordable. The desserts were delicious as well, and the waitress adorable.

Thank Neige B
Mono, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Great atmosphere and decor. Also a great option for vegetarian eaters including gluten free. Waiter was knowledgeable about what was suitable and was very helpful overall. We only visited once but the food and selection was very good. We may visit again.

Thank LK_GS
Ponte Vedra
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome environment and service but terrible food. No flavor. Not fully cooked pasta or vegetables in my pasta promodo.

Thank Ashley M
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

My friends and I were on a road trip threw Costa Rica! We decided to stop at Playa Dominical because everyone told us it was great surfing place. On our second night there we went to Maracatu. It was defiantly not a great place to eat. The bartender was great but the food was not what we expected. It was... More 

Thank Luanna B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

What is most notable about this restaurant is its selection. It's got a broad spectrum to choose from, and both the nights we ate there it was good. I was glad to see a fruit plate on the menu, as I was dying to get a big helping of mango. It hit the spot :) We had the veggie fajitas,... More 

Thank susanpkent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Latin, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominical downtown | main street in Dominical across from soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 2787 0091
Maracatu has been providing Dominical with a one of a kind experience since 2005. We pride ourselves on having found the perfect balance of good vibes, healthy food, great nightlife, a warm ambience, varied world music and environmental responsibility. Every aspect of Maracatu has been created and evolved with a lot of care and intention.

As Hippocrates once said "Let Food be Thy Medicine," we are committed to provide as much local, organic, whole food ingredients as possible, often times coming from our organic sister farm, Selva Armonia.

Maracatu has also raised the bar on nightlife in the southern zone of Costa Rica. With a unique artistic ambience and a passion for good live music we have helped put Dominical on the map. Come check out Ladies Night on Wednesdays, the most popular night in the zone.

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