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Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

Maxi's is a classic staple of Manzanillo. It's often very full and the service slow, but the food is worth it. It's not quite what it used to be, but it's still a good place to have an authentic Caribbean meal with a beautiful view...of the ocean.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022

We stopped here for a late lunch on the recommendation of an earlier tour guide. The food was delicious and because the restaurant is on the second story, you have a fairly good view of the ocean while eating. I had the chicken plate that...included Caribbean style rice and beans that's made with coconut milk. A few notes: Sign on the restaurant says the name is now Mr. Maxie's. They do not accept American Express like most Costa Rican businesses.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2021 via mobile

Get here before 4:30 so you can enjoy something grilled, a la parilla! It is so delicious and the local caribe dishes are also so tasty. We liked the the straight forward service and pay at cashier (card or cash) when ready, it makes it...easy for separate parties to pay separately. Came here for dinner a few times and the staff is always kind and when you come a few times they remember you. Views from the 2nd floor are stunning especially during sunset. Oh the agua fresca drinks are a must try!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here and we really enjoyed it. The food was well priced and the portions were large. The service was great and so was the view!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Food 🥘 was good, we paid about 75 U$ Dollar in a 4 persons group, with drinks 🍹. The owner is a host/waiter, he is nice and the only thing is that if you are starving, well🙀, your dish won’t come in 5 minutes. For...the area is more than enough, good service and price!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

We have two different dishes. The grilled snapper was delicious but the rice with calamares was a disaster! A huge disappointment. The staff was not helpful and/or interested at all. No one asked us about the food, they didn’t even answer when we tried to...talk to them. Strange! We got the food but no cutlery. We had to get cutlery our self.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

We were not overly impressed. Food took a really long time to get. It was just average. Not sure why we were told it was the place to go.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019 via mobile

Food was pretty good but the food took foreevvvver to come out and the service was not that great when we asked for help.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

The food was descent and the service slow as expected. They do accept credit card one of the few places in the beach. Sure you can get something better

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019

We had fun at this place. Its wonderfully located. It has a great Caribbean vibe. A little dark and hot for my taste. They could use wind blowers in several places to make the experience more enjoyable. Food was good.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019

Great food and superb service with beautiful views of the Caribbean! It's just outside Manzanillo Beach. The restaurant has wifi and many menu options!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

I love the time un Manzanillo. Is a good place to make a good memories. In this bar you know the essencial of the local people. All like they best for you. Friendly is on the air. You forget the problems And the time un...this peacefull place. My family And I think return soon.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

I am from Costa Rica, I went there knowing the place is a bit pricey, but I had heard too many good things from there that it was a must go for my first time in manzanillo, all I can say now it's never again,...my girlfriend ordered a red snapper that was ridiculously small, for the price I felt like I was robbed!!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

Visited the restaurant 3 times during our 2 week stay in Manzanillo. Different meals every time for both of us and couldn't fault any of them. Staff were always pleasant and friendly. Would recommend if you're ever in manzanillo!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 April 2019

Sit on the first floor and enjoy carribian beach life while having excelent food, very friendly staff!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Maxi's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5