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Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640-0153
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Comfy

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
TravellingFam_21
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Paradise, ON
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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Berlin, Deutschland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We start with the bad thing: I had the ceviche as a starter which I got food poisoning from. It knocked me out one whole day. The other dishes looked great and tasted good but I would never go back again. The service could improve as well. They mixed up all of our orders and even forget some of them.

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ojochal costa rica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

you would think it would be hard not to have unreal fish (the wharf is down the dusty road a few hundred yards!). my dorado was really marginal at best. the other items (especially the fresh greens and vegetables were as good as advertised. worth another try. i would recommend it. just be really clear about what you expect on... More 

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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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