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Maxi's Restaurant


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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a lobster or anything else on the menu - you won't be sorry!! Recommended by a Costa Rican friend, we had a delicious meal, overlooking the Caribbean at Maxi's! Don't miss out on the fun and the food!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarianFromNYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start with a second floor with an open look at the beautiful ocean and beach. We were there for lunch and wow, it's a meal! Plenty left for dinner. Service was prompt. It was fun to have a little banter with server and bar tender...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gblack7205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food, great service, right on the beach, great views from the second floor and good music. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichaelCalgary999
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

On the weekend the music was so loud that it stopped us from trying this well known restaurant. Later in the week as the town had become more quiet we had a very pleasant dinner there. Given Manzanilla’s generally high dinner prices Maxi’s is not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ToMScotland
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Lovely location. Good food and cold drinks but young waitress is really grumpy and we were charged a range of prices for the same two drinks on four nights, from 3000 colones to 4900, which we refused to pay and it was brought down a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank campbejx
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

First taste in this area of some Caribbean cuisine. Had the whole snapper and it was delicious. The rice was amazing as it had been cooked in coconut milk. Gotta try that out! Out male server was super friendly but the young lady was beyond...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KimK937
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Perfect place to view the beach and village, but no cocktails or real drink options beyond a drink and a mixer or a beer. They should step up their game!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vloaiza
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Tasty caibbean red snapper and chicken enjoyed by all the family. Well worth a visit whilst in Manzanillo.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tracye50
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The waitress messed up my wife’s order. We had to wait 15 more minutes and she later complained to us. The food is ok but this lack of service did not made it worthwhile.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Allenjaime
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Good location but expensive and no one tells you about the ridiculous 23% service charge until you get the bill. There are better places in town.

Date of visit: November 2018
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