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maxi's by Ricky

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Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American
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350 meters south of Broadway Beauty, which itself is just a few hundred meters outside of downtown Santa Ana on the Old Road to Escazu. | In San Rafael de Santa Ana off the beaten path.., Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2282 8619
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Love all the food. For me the best is either the shrimp in Carribean sauce or the rice and shrimp plate!! My husband loves the lobster and the fried fish. Everything we ate was great.

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Thank Carolina T
San Luis Obispo
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We love Carribean Rice and Beans! So seeing the reviews for this place we were excited to try it. We have been to about 6 Rice and Bean places in Costa Rica - 3 on the Caribbean side and 3 in other places of Costa Rica. The issue we had with Maxi's was that the chicken was a bit overcooked,... More 

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Thank kjavitz
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Well for me and so far the best Caribbean food in San Jose, very friendly service and good ambiance. Surprisingly inexpensive too.

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Thank Max L
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Wow I was completely blown away with this restaurant. It has great seafood and the ambience.The music playing in the back ground was great. I was in San Jose for a week and had dinner at this location three times. I really appreciated that they incorporate fruit into their grilled shrimp dish. The wait time was appropriate since they where... More 

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Thank Margery H
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had excellent snapper and it is a very nice setting. However, the service was very slow and largely indifferent. A fine place if you aren't in a hurry.

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Thank TMWildMed
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Is a nice place with a very caribbean taste. This place offer a big parking lot with a security guard. Is a place that have that traditional architecture from the caribbean side, with roots music, and of course..caribbean food. The service is extremely good, nice and quick. The food, very tasteful. The place is clean, with a very chillaxing environment.... More 

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Thank Fer A
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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249 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Delicious caribbean food in a nice setting within an old house, with outside seating in a quiet garden.

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Thank Olivier C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best Caribbean food in San Jose. Visited the place with some friends from Jamaica that r in town. Not going to be writing a lot . very good food..excellent rice and beans..atmosphere makes u think u r on the beach in Jamaica somewhere ,even when u r really in the center of town.. Fair prices..service is great..don't... More 

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Thank david a
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

You sould ask for the special boiled.... the best sea food in CR. Good customer service and good place. Ask for The restaurant owner RICKY for the best atention in this country.

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Thank Christian L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Some weak stomached and culturally shy work colleagues have complained about the food, but this remains one of my favorite restaurants. Great chicken and drinks. Perfect for visitors looking for something off the beaten path in the central valley.

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Thank Benjamin-Felix

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 meters south of Broadway Beauty, which itself is just a few hundred meters outside of downtown Santa Ana on the Old Road to Escazu. | In San Rafael de Santa Ana off the beaten path.., Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +506 2282 8619

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