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At JW Marriott Guanacaste | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Perfect meal every time!

We have eaten here for years & always order the same things. Thai hot & sour soup with shrimp. Outstanding & very flavorful. The spicy broth is truly crave worthy! Love this soup & it's a great surprise in CR. We also order the chicken satay which is just a nice little appetizer. Perfectly cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Felt like we had to pick on site restaurant since we stayed at Marriott property. It wouldn't have been a first choice. Food was okay, but a little pricey for what you got.

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western US
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here for years & always order the same things. Thai hot & sour soup with shrimp. Outstanding & very flavorful. The spicy broth is truly crave worthy! Love this soup & it's a great surprise in CR. We also order the chicken satay which is just a nice little appetizer. Perfectly cooked & happy that it's chicken... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great food, entire menus can be customized and wonderful staff that knows you by name...cant say enough great things!

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Hernando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Asian fusion food with good flavors. They Need to broaden the menu however. Sit outside if the weather cooperates. Service was good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was our favorite restaurant at the JW. The menu is hit and miss, but the "hits" are delicious! We liked the green curry, chicken satay, sea bass and Asian beef tenderloin. Indoor dining was nice after long days in the outdoors. People say prices are high, but it's fine dining. I found the prices comparable to the restaurants where... More 

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near Geneva
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170 reviews 170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Return visit to Tamarine to discover the menu has changed for the better - original, high quality cooking but, as other reviewers have stated, not cheap. On the other hand, people who travel will not find it more expensive than a good restaurant in New York or San Francisco, except for the drinks - the wines listed are expensive and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Food very good. Outrageously expensive. Service fair at best. No ambiance. It looks like a restaurant space they keep trying to figure out what to do with it. No decor.

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at Tamarine Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest; Thank you for your review. Our prices are close to other restaurants in the area that offer this type of food. The décor of this Asian fusion restaurant was done to go according to the food served and to offer a calm and relaxing atmosphere. We are also working on offering new options in our menu at a... More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We ate here when we were on a Caravan tour. Food was okay, but one evening when our group was assigned to the late and indoor seating....yes it is that regimented... the buffet was very sparse. Salads were repeats of the lunch buffet and several of the main dish items were just never refilled. I can understand if first seating... More 

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near Geneva
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170 reviews 170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

In the JW Marriott resort, mostly fish with an oriental flavor, some sushi and sashimi with absolutely fresh ingredients, tasty, interesting, excellent service.

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161 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is the only restaurant at the JW Marriott I recommend. Unfortunately, it is limited to Sushi Lovers. I tried several items on the menu, I recommend the following: Rainbow Roll Unagi Roll Niku Roll Scallope Sashimi/sushi Mackerel Sashimi/sushi (very acquired taste) (Consider also the followings: Dragon roll, spicy roll, salmon sashimi/sushi) For a drink, I highly recommend the “Shu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: At JW Marriott Guanacaste | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Santa Cruz

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

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