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Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640-0153
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a find!

We drove by there quite a few times through our times there, but since it was during the day we thought there wasn't much to see there - kinda dusty. After a few people in Santa Teresa mentioned how good it was we decided to give it a try. Wow what a difference at night. There's a nice and warm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
RobOnMV
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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Vail, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since we stayed at Moana, we discovered Mary's was a great spot for dinner. The first night we went they had live music, which was such a treat. The guy with the guitar was so great, we didn't want to leave. I had the chicken and seafood platter and my husband had the seafood and it was fantastic. The service... More 

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We drove by there quite a few times through our times there, but since it was during the day we thought there wasn't much to see there - kinda dusty. After a few people in Santa Teresa mentioned how good it was we decided to give it a try. Wow what a difference at night. There's a nice and warm... More 

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Paradise, ON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My family lived in a house almost directly across the street from Mary's for a month. The staff were wonderful, the food was excellent and the ambiance was great. My wife literally ordered the seafood pizza every time we went there... it was loaded with huge chunks of all sorts of things... she loved it. I ordered a number of... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had a late night dinner her with 5 other people, mostly tourist plus our host and his girlfriend who live in Mal Pais. The food was superb! We started with a Mojito which, unlike the American style drink, was tart and refreshing. Not sickening sweet. I loved it. Skip the appetizers of chips and guacamole, not a great value... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was a fun local place. Near the beach. Staff was very nice. It is known for the pizza and salads. They were good and we had a great time. Very low-key and patronized by locals.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

First the bad: the nice tables for couples are along the road so expect a few cars to drive by. The cooler tables are in the back but there are booths there and it can be loud with families there. Now the good: we sat in the front and it was nice to pop out of our chairs and shoot... More 

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Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We found out about this place while surfing the net. The article said try the fish tacos and we did. Those were some amazing tacos. Everything was fresh and easy! Great music and service. We wished they were open for lunch because we wanted to come back and try their fish with pesto. We went on a tuesday they are... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went there for a late lunch after a relaxing morning/early afternoon on the beach 2 steps away. Only good things can be said. Food is diversified, fresh and appetizing. Serving sizes generous and location unbeatable. Greatly recommended.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very fresh veggies and pork dish and I try to eat only organic so this place was one of my favorite places while visiting. We had to take a cab to this spot from the Hotel Tropico Latino, but it was worth the ride.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While staying at Hotel Moana down the road, we had two great dinners at Mary's. They offer a great variety of local seafood and fresh vegetables grown right at their farm next door. The location is a bit inconvenient if you don't have a vehicle (we took a taxi), but it's worth going out of your way.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: 2640-0153

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

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