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Marlin Restaurant

Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
2777-1134
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Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Clovis, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed a week in MA and the seafood platter was the best meal we had in MA. They had 2 seafood platters as specials and as we are a family of 4 with 2 "boys" (21 and 18) we ordered both platters. The seafood was perfect, the service was great and for the amount of seafood you get, we... More

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Dana Point, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Located right across from Espadilla Norte Beach on the corner, it was very busy, almost chaotic. We were seated and then asked to move to a smaller table to accommodate a larger group. Then they seemed they forgot about us for a while. The food was just okay, nothing special and not really a good value.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

People: 4 Time: 2:30 p.m. We ate here following a tour of the National Park. The restaurant was packed... almost every table was full. We ordered and had our drinks 3 minutes later and the food in a reasonable amount of time (15 minutes or so). The food: Fried Shrimp appetizer: 12 shrimp, very good and tasty Cheese and Bean... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I came here with my family of four for what we hoped would be a nice lunch. We were very disappointed with the service and the food wasn't up to par. The view wasn't great because the beach was barely visible through the busy street. This restaurant seemed moire like a tourist attraction than a place to eat. It's not... More

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Greentown, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ate lunch here on a HOT day in July. We had been walking for the past three hours, and just wanted to sit down, cool off, and eat. We entered this place that had FOUR occupied tables (out of over 25 tables), and sat ourselves (this is normal for this place), underneath one of the ceiling fans. One minute... More

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Pleasant Hill, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great atmosphere and location right across from the beach. Ate with a group of six and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Their ribs are really good too, which is lucky for them since their menu claims they'd be the best I'd ever had. One reviewer mentioned slow service, which is true but not limited to this restaurant. We found restaurant... More

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Best food on the beach and comparable prices to other restaurants nearby. It is very close to the beach and the staff are friendly and professional.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is right across from a great public beach. Food was good but the service was very slow, because they had just seated a party of 30 people upstairs. This came highly recommended by our nature guide, guess our timing was bad. Also, the World Cup was on TV.

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Virginia Beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Service was excellent! Tipico breakfast was excellent and the early morning scenery on the beach was excellent. You won't go wrong eating here.

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Watsonville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good food, fair pricing, staff spoke good English and large choice of foods.... Pleasant experience. We ate there for 3 dinners ordering different foods..

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