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Marlin Restaurant

South American, Costa Rican, 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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but pricy

Excellent burgers. Huge for the price. Good fish tacos. Cheap beer. Expensive cocktails. Your bill will be much more reasonable if you stay away from mixed drinks!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Teri G
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide from Manuel Antonio NP recommended this place for the food and its proximity to the park. Service was very, very slow. After bringing our initial drink order and food order, we waited approximately an hour for the food. We ordered nachos and a quesadilla, so there was no special preparation involved. While the nachos tasted great and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent burgers. Huge for the price. Good fish tacos. Cheap beer. Expensive cocktails. Your bill will be much more reasonable if you stay away from mixed drinks!

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Thank Teri G
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite restaurant at our stay in Manuel Antonio. We loved the Mahi Mahi. Great banana splits. Right off of the beach and we also had great service. They had good music and fans to keep the air moving and comfortable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch and dinner the first day and had the same waiter. Was very impressed with the food and service. Based on the first day was 5 stars. 2nd day we brought more people with us. Different servers and the service was sub par knocks it down to a 3.

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Bruges, Belgium
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is normal. Staff is not that friendly. Menu card had super small letter and difficult to read at night [dark place - indoors]. Food is ok but too pricey for the quality. If you have time go somewhere else!

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Thank Cesar R
Bergen, Norway
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is not particular good or bad, just standard Costa Rican dishes. Worse is the service which seems to be reluctant to serve. The next day we came back to have breakfast, because it was one of the first restaurants when you reach the beach. We came in at 11:03 and people had breakfast, so we asked for breakfast,... More 

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Wharton, New Jersey
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Marlin. It has a great location, close to the national park, and opposite to the beach. The food there is fine, not too impressive, and the price is bit pricey.

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Thank baileys74
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here 3 times. There was a wide variety, so all 5 of us could find something we liked. The food quality was good. The prices were typical of this region (a little expensive). The service was always good. It was a busy place when we were there, so it took a little while to get served, but nothing... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were referred here by our guide after our nature hike through the national park. We were a group of 15 and were seated-within 15 minutes during a busy lunch hour. Overall average food..nothing was exceptional. Would try another option if we go back to the beach

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Thank captkess59
Makarska
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and enjoyed it so much that we went back for dinner. The food was delicious, plentiful with attention to presentation. The service was not only friendly and efficient but very helpful over and above the call of duty. Our parked car was damaged while we were eating there and the manager and waitress did everything they... 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, Costa Rican, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?