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Marlin Restaurant

South American, Central American
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Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
2777-1134
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 52
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  • 16
    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
Much Better than Expected

From the outside, the Marlin looks like a tourist trap on the beach. Walking distance from the national park and our hotel, but a bit off the beaten path where most of the better restaurants are. However, don't be fooled by first impressions. The food here is really good, a nice value (big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Jeffrey M
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

From the outside, the Marlin looks like a tourist trap on the beach. Walking distance from the national park and our hotel, but a bit off the beaten path where most of the better restaurants are. However, don't be fooled by first impressions. The food here is really good, a nice value (big portions at a fair price), and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food was not bad, the place was not bad the service was ok the price a little expensive, there are better options. Not memorable. never went back

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great view of the beach, great service but the food is two to three times the price of other restaurants , which would be fine if the portions were larger or the food higher quality. Not good value for your money.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good value. Great location. Best at beach sides always popular lunches we tried but expect dinner good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Yummy and reasonable prices. We got a snapper dinner which comes with several toppings. Total out the door $19.99. And it sits on the ocean. Great view, open air, with fans. Happy hour 2 for 1 also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place was #1 on our hotel's recommendations because of good food and an great 2 for 1 happy hour from 4:30-6:30. The local fish was delicious! Don't miss the bruchetta appetizer. The location, directly across the street to the beach, makes the location superb as well. The staff and service were very good, attentive, and helpful. We would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our guide that took us through the park suggested this restaurant. We took his advice as he stated the company that he worked for steered people towards the restaurant across the street as part of the package deals, but that the Marlin was better. We weren't disappointed. It's an open air restaurant which is great for people watching and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good food, good service and a lovely view of the beach. A good place to cool off after a trip to the park or a stroll on the beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I were in Costa Rica for our second wedding anniversary and stumbled upon Marlin while at the beach taking photos of the sunset. This restaurant is steps off of the sand. The restaurant had a special the night we were there on a seafood platter for two- just our speed. We ordered the platter for about $45.00.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had dinner with family of 8. Staff was extra nice and helpful. Best Ceviche I have ever had. My meal was delicious and I tried a little bit of each of my family. Not one plate was bad. All had great flavors. The prices were fair and it sits on a corner right in front of the beach. Service was... 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: South American, 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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