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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
+501 533-8040
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent and spicy menu with amazing portions, highlights are the pork chop and the jerk chicken. They have espresso here, which is hard to find in Placencia.

Thank Jonathan Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

From their wide range of options during Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; to the location right by the beach; to catering towards tourists, MBH Bistro is the best place to eat at because you're guaranteed to find something to eat that you'll enjoy and for a...More

Thank Dustin W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant at the Placencia peninsula. Whatever you'll pick from their varied menu you will not be disappointed. No matter if it is the Catch of the Day, the Pork Chops or the Fish Soup - everything I had so far was...More

Thank LaVie2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my 40th birthday dinner and went back for breakfast twice! Must visit when you’re in town! I had the eggs Benedict for breakfast both times and loved it. Better than most places in the States. Everything just tasted...local. Fresh. Clean. Delicious.

Thank Darin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinners come with a fair amount of really flavorful sauces. Fish is great. Mushrooms are fantastic. The pork chop will change your views on pork.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for 5+ meals while I was in Belize and loved it. Fairly inexpensive. Get the gluten free pancakes, they are soooo good. Great breakfast and lunch. The wine was overpriced.More

Thank Kim R
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kim R! Thank you so much for all the visits and your nice comments! It's so rewarding when someone takes the time to review us as you have. We do try to keep our standards high and our prices moderate. (While local rum and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is absolutely incredible - you can't go wrong. A special thank you to our server, Cedric, was friendly, attentive, and helpful. Definitely do not miss Maya Bistro!

Thank 1stClassTravelling
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you dining with us and making these nice comments. Thanks! I'll be sure to pass kudos on to Cedric for you as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel, but loved the bistro! We visited for breakfast and happy hour daily and everything was delicious. Dinner is also very good, we shared appetizers/small plates, but the entrees all looked great too! Would recommend, best food in Placencia!

Thank Erica D
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much! We are kind of proud of our happy hour. Glad you liked it! When you are back in Belize, please look us up again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful. Probably the best in Placencia. They offer a nice wine list with a large selection.

Thank Christine N
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We work hard on that wine list, so thanks for mentioning it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our meal at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro. The highlight was the Peanut Brittle Ice Cream Pie - just exceptional! And the prices were quite reasonable, given the quality of the food. Make sure you enjoy at least one meal here while in Placencia.

Thank bakery
FlipFlopTheBeachCat, Owner at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the visit! That Peanut Brittle Ice Cream Pie is certainly one of our customer favorites. Glad you enjoyed your experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maya Beach | Mile Marker 15, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 533-8040
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Maya Beach Hotel
We're certainly far from perfect, but we do try our best to create a winning experience for every single customer, whether they are hotel guests, Belizean neighbors or travelers staying at other hotels. Try pairing small plates with wines, choose from our creative main courses, or just enjoy some comfort food for breakfast or lunch. It's fun for us to meet new people and, well, just make them happy! Our casual beach bistro focuses on unique sauces and contemporary, tropical-themed flavor combinations while maintaining comfortable portions. Lots of fish and seafood. Bar service includes a 130-bottle wine list, local beer, rum drinks, and house specials. The outdoor atmosphere is casual so you can be comfortable in flip flops. Belize's "Restaurant of the Year" award was presented twice to the Bistro in June 2011 and May 2013.
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