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Marlin Restaurant

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Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
2777-1134
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Spot right outside Manuel Antonio Park

Great location just outside Manuel Antonio National Park and across the main street from the public beach. The nachos are awesome (but not what Canadians/Americans might expect) and the portions are pretty good. Another bonus is that the bus stops right out front so you might as well grab an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
4FamilyTravellers
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great location just outside Manuel Antonio National Park and across the main street from the public beach. The nachos are awesome (but not what Canadians/Americans might expect) and the portions are pretty good. Another bonus is that the bus stops right out front so you might as well grab an Imperial and relax while you wait for your transportation back... More 

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Bishop, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great food and drinks on the beach. Lots of fun!! We order fresh fish and loved it. Taxi's were easy to find to get back to the hotel.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Right outside of the National Park. Grab lunch before heading to the main Playa. Whole fish was delish!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were traveling as a group and we stopped here for lunch. I was the only one who ordered the mixed seafood and rice dish. I normally stay away from mixed seafood dishes as a rule of thumb, I should have known. Just like a text book description of food poisoning (I used to work in public health), 12 hrs... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had dinner after a beach day and it was so good that we came back for lunch the next day! The drinks are good (Happy Hour - BOGO!) and the food even better. Our waiter, Roberto, was attentive and was not afraid to tell me to order something else on the menu! So glad I did because the tuna and... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This restaurant is right across from the public beach so ate here one day for lunch. They have a very good variety of items on their menu. Service was very attentive when we were there.

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Gallivare, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had dinners which were great one of the two times we were here. The other time the food were overcooked, dry and tasteless and bad services. I guess everbody have a bad day sometimes. Highly recommended restaurant if you want to go seafood! However, the quality of the food may vary.

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Riverside, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The ceviche was very very good here. The drinks are good but they don't use orange juice for certain drinks so makes it taste different. The place gets crowded.

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

Our shuttle driver mentioned the Marlin as we drove by it on the way to our hotel next to the park entrance, so we tried it out on our second night in the Manuel Antonio area. The food and service was great and prices reasonable. Portions were plentiful and we always went away stuffed. We searched around for other places... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you love great seafood this is the place. We have been here every time on our three trips to Manuel Antonio. We always get their special seafood platter for two. It is around $70 but for that you get lobster, two mahi filets, two tuna fillets, four jumbo shrimp, and sauteed shrimp and calimari. Comes with salad and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 2777-1134

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Central American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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