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Mario's Cuisine

Playa Hermosa Guanacaste, First Entrance to the Beach | 300 Mts From the Main Road Towards the Beach, Playa Hermosa 1000, Costa Rica
+506 5705 1645
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican, Healthy, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: We are a Costarrican family, who love to receive people from around the world for a unique dining experience in Costa Rica. My husband Mario, a Chef for 18 years now, learned his cuisine from Old School International Chef's and from there he created his own Fusion style cuisine, who he really felt identify with. This type of Cuisine its only possible with fresh ingredients of the day, from the salad to the seafood, everything its carefully chosen on a daily basis and from scratch prepare with passion into explosive delicious flavors to the palate. Everyday we create and serve a 4 course dinner in our terrace, where you can also enjoy the breeze, the stars and the beautiful magic of Guanacaste in an intimate ambiance. We required reservations in advance.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Delicious, inventive, local fare. Beautiful presentation. Need call and arrange in advance. Highly recommended.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time eating mario's wonderful cuisine. The husband and wife team of Mario and Erica gave us a delicious and entertaining evening. Our group was so difficult with 2 vegetarians, a gluten and lactose free eater, and non mushroom eaters. Mario made a meal that pleased all. While we ate our well prepared dinner Erica talked with... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We reviewed Marios on trip advisor and made reservations (needed) Mario catches his fish in the morning and it is prepared by him in the afternoon, then served by his wonderful wife Erica at their home. A delightful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I guess my food hangover has lasted two months after my visit to Playa Hermosa! I wanted to do something extremely special for my wife and I during our week stay in Costa Rica. I called Mario who was headed back from town and he prompted that His wife Erica would would give me a call to get reservation arrangements... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We live in San Jose and went for a couple of days to Playa Hermosa, in the month of november. Based on tripadvisor we reserved a night and it was absolutely fantastic. As a starter we had the papaya/ginger soup which was one of the best soups ever tasted; the main course freshl fish and home made icecream were top... More 

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Hayward, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were fortunate enough to experience Mario's cooking on our recent trip to Costa Rica. Truly - it was the best meal of our trip. From the moment we arrived to the moment we waddled away - fantastic. The flavors were amazing. 5 of us went. Each course was just that - amazing. You need to bring your own wine... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our group of 5 friends experienced Mario's wonderful 4 course food artistry this week (see pictures attached). The ambiance was perfect on their terrace and Ericka attended to our every need.

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There is a reason they are #1 in Guanacaste the food is amazing. What to expect -a four course meal made by a culinary Genius ( this guy could be head chef at four seasons but chooses to work out of his home) -friendly service (amazing couple with fun stories, great way to get to know some locals) -catered to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a fantastic and truly unique dining experience at Marios. For $60/per person we were served a 4 course freshly caught seafood meal on the patio of a local Costa Rican family. We BYOB'd a few bottles of wine and enjoyed a gourmet meal with another couple that also came for dinner. Mario and Erika ask guests to put... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had the most INCREDIBLE dinner last night at Mario's Cuisine here in Playa Hermosa! Mario is an AMAZING chef and food artist and his wife Ericka Rivera is a most gracious and entertaining hostess. They invite you to their home and you enjoy a magical evening on their terrace. Mario not only prepares the food, but goes out a... More 

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Address: Playa Hermosa Guanacaste, First Entrance to the Beach | 300 Mts From the Main Road Towards the Beach, Playa Hermosa 1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 5705 1645
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
Cuisine: Seafood, Costa Rican, Healthy, Fusion

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