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Jardin marino

South American, Costa Rican
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Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
2656-0934
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good prices, polite hosts.

After a day of surfing my wife and I walked around Samara looking for a place to eat. We had already frequented a few places but wanted to try something different in town. The problem with Samara is that some of the restaurants can be at bit pricey, not to mention any names. But Jardin Marino's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Chris W
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London, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner and lunch here and both were excellent. Great tipical meal, very generous portions! For lunch we had ceviche and salad, both delicious. Service is good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure it they even have a chef! (Pleaaase read this review before you visit this place). *** This "soda" charged the double compared to "soda" prices in Costa Rica and food is very bad! **** > We started with an easy appetizer… “Patacones with beans…” (ANY “soda” at Costa Rica could fail with this dish) but they did it!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for lunch on recommendation from our hotel. Chicken Casado was delicious. Good size portions, with fresh salad and veggies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

After a day of surfing my wife and I walked around Samara looking for a place to eat. We had already frequented a few places but wanted to try something different in town. The problem with Samara is that some of the restaurants can be at bit pricey, not to mention any names. But Jardin Marino's prices were on par... More 

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Thank Chris W
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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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103 reviews
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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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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: South American, Costa Rican

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