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Marlin Restaurant

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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

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 14
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  • 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
Great food, great location, but can be slow service!

Easy and good place to stop for lunch, snacks and drinks, or dinner after spending time at the beach or in Manuel Antonio National Park. Had a wide selection of food to choose from and all looked very good. We had the tuna sandwich (called tuna hamburger on the menu) and also tried the nachos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Carole A
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Amsterdam
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We ate here a few times namely because of the location. It is quite convenient, and compared to its neighbors, it's more decently priced for similar quality food. Only reason I gave it a '3 star' and not '4' is because despite my asking the waiter if tip is included, he said "no... Just the meal and tax". I found... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I shared a seafood platter which was very good. I do agree with some of the other reviews that it's overpriced but good. It is in a great location if you are staying near the park.

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Dallas
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533 reviews 533 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We ate here because of its location to the beach but that was about all it had going for it. Like a lot of Costa Rican restaurants the service is much slower than what we're used to in the states. I ordered Nachos *which were big enough to share & pretty good, and my husband ordered quesadillas, which were in... More 

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Amsterdam
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Easy and good place to stop for lunch, snacks and drinks, or dinner after spending time at the beach or in Manuel Antonio National Park. Had a wide selection of food to choose from and all looked very good. We had the tuna sandwich (called tuna hamburger on the menu) and also tried the nachos. Both were good, but the... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just across the street from the public beach this open air restaurant offers great typical as well as other type fares. we had the fried calamari, ceviche, casado and hamburger all were very tasty and of good quality. The service was also very good. A bit pricey though like all other restaurants here in CR.

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Galveston, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Marlin restaurant is a great place to relax over a meal with a beautiful view of the public beach! They have a wide variety - but my favorite is the burrito - it is the best in the country, after all!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

stay on the beach until sunset, then just cross the street to eat at the Marlin, food and drinks were good, fish soup was really good, frequent public buses on the corner will take you home for less than 1/10th the cost of a taxi, buy supplies next door, very convenient location

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London, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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