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Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640-0153
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 23
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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Food, Just Watch Where They Want to Seat You

The food here was excellent. They lived up to their fine local reputation. But look carefully at who may be playing pool and avoid the tables near those pool tables if necessary. A group of out of control kids started throwing balls around the table during our visit and we finally moved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
GreenTraveler9
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Washington State
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Washington State
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food here was excellent. They lived up to their fine local reputation. But look carefully at who may be playing pool and avoid the tables near those pool tables if necessary. A group of out of control kids started throwing balls around the table during our visit and we finally moved ourselves to get away from the racket.

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Driving on a dirt road in Mal Pais, who would have imagined this gem? Yummy lamb lollipops, organic foods, great drinks & pool tables. A must for a dining treat.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Jim, the proprietor of Casa Marbella, referred us here, stating it was his current favorite. With an adjacent farm, it is a true farm-to-table establishment. We had the fish ceviche for an appetizer and our waiter recommended the Corvina tempura and the shrimp, bacon and goat cheese pizza. Neither of which I probably would have chosen on my own; however,... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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