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Jardin marino

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Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
2656-0934
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Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid, local cuisine

My boyfriend and I stopped in for dinner our first night in town. The open space drew us in. It was tasty local cuisine with generous portions. The service was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I stopped in for dinner our first night in town. The open space drew us in. It was tasty local cuisine with generous portions. The service was great!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Definitely the place to go in Samara if you like quick service, reasonable prices, good latin food, and mostly local diners. Unlike the other places, which are touristy, this is the closest there is to family-style dining. The menu is extensive enough that we went there every day for a week and had a different dish each time.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great meal with large portions! The ceviche was fabulous, gives Colochos a run for it's money. The location is just up from the beach on the main street, a nice, cool refuge from the hot sun with their shaded location with ceiling fans. Food was very tasty, big portions! We had casados with pork and beef and the sofrito, all... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Passing by one night in early February, we noticed a line up to get a table at the Jardin Marino. That sort of thing just doesn't happen in Playa Samara. Seemed to be a mix of locals and tourists. Another night we decided to stop in to check the menu and see what the fuss was about. Turned out to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food was nothing special and the prices where higher in comparison to other good restaurants in Sámara. Not recommended.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you are looking for healthy, simply and tasty food for very moderate price: this is the right place! Quick, fresh and with very nice service! We enjoyed it after our surfing sessions so much! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I enjoyed this restaurant the owners are sweet and friendly and speak sufficient English and is on main street in samara, they also own the restaurant across the street which I cant remember the name.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Jardin Marino is an open-air restaurant on the main street, a hundred metres or so from the beach. Being just that far off the beach is enough to moderate its prices. The food beats all the beachfront places we tried, and was better priced. Try the ceviche mixto. It was the best ceviche we had in Costa Rica, and very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate here our last night. Wanted to have local food. The food is simple but tasty. We had Casado and chicken and rice. Service was great and the price was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Looking for good local food in Playa Samara? This is the place. The decor is simple, in traditional Costa Rican style, but the food and the service was great. The owner Manuel was friendly and accommodating. Most of us ate the very generous casado plate, some with chicken, some with fish and I had the vegetarian plate. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 2656-0934

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

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