Monday, October 11, 2010

Manzanillo Costa Rica - Maxi's Restaurant

Manzanillo, Costa Rica, 20 minutes south of Puerto Viejo.

Puerto Viejo is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and has a uniqueness all its own. It doesn't take long to notice (and feel) the Jamaican influence. Surfers, Rasta's, young hippie dudes and older guys who wish they were one of the three, hanging in Puerto Viejo just makes you want to light-up and chill on a hammock at the beach..... with some Marley in the background of course.

Manzanillo is about 15-20 minutes south of Puerto Viejo and if you're in the area, you're going to want to check IT, and the other nicer beaches south of the cloud of pot smoke in Puerto Viejo. Make time for Cocles, Chiquita, Punta Uva and Manzanillo.

As you drive into the very, VERY small town of Manzanillo it's impossible to miss Maxi's Restaurant since it pretty much makes up the town and if you didn't stop you'd drive right through the front door, so directions aren't necessary.

Our friends, David and Mindy along with D'Angelo at Maxi's Restaurant in Manzanillo Costa Rica.

From the outside, Maxi's looks like MOST Tico restaurants around the county, a lot of wood, beer signs, soccer jerseys and open air seating but unlike most other places, the food was very good at Maxi's. The prices are pretty much what you would find in the States so unfortunately it's not 'cheap eats' but at least you're getting what you pay for.

Here's our VIDEO REVIEW of Maxi's Restaurant in Manzanillo, south of Puerto Viejo:



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2 comments:

Colin said...

Very Fun! Keep it guys! Sorry I missed you while you were in Puerto Viejo. I hear you are coming back.

michael alan said...

THANX. Yup, you definitely heard right. And it's looking like sooner rather than later.