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La Princesa Marina

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Canal 7 | Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
296-7667
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best chicken and rice

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Costa Rica. The food is plentiful a and good. The prices are very reasonable. The wait staff are friendly and courteous

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Alvin D
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Costa Rica. The food is plentiful a and good. The prices are very reasonable. The wait staff are friendly and courteous

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrimp and corvina ceviche was the best I have ever had. They were not the tiny shrimp, big chunks of fish and seasoned just right. Small size was $5. They have about 10 different combinations that you can choose from and it comes in 2 sizes, small or large. The menu is like reading a novel, lots to choose... More 

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Thank Jewellsmom
Mountain View, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Lot´s of seafood choices. Love their ceviche and patacones plate. Very casual, you can wear your work out clothes.

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Thank Catalina68
San Jose, Costa Rica
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you want good seafood and don't want to spend money, this is the place to go. Portions are decent, service is adequate, quality is reasonable and prices are enticing.

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Thank nealcr
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

It's pretty good, service is OK. Good overall environment. You'll get your moneys worth. In general, not bad at all...

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Thank Esteban B
Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is my "go to" place when visiting San Jose for good seafood and reasonable prices. The selection is incredible, many items are offered in different size portions, and the service is very fast. The ceviche (I had shrimp and red snapper) is always the BEST! The coconut flan is creamy and delicious. Gratuity is included in your check, they... More 

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Thank Peeteega
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you like shell fish, this is the place, in the middle of the city. Good and enough food for the price. A variety of fish dishes, a nice service, air conditioning room, parking, a good price. My favorite is the "Mariscada " different kind of mixed shell fishes on the grill. You can go by taxi from everywhere.

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Thank David V
McKinney, Texas
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I had fried shrimp and chicken and it was delicious. This is a locals restaurant and the servers were not real helpful but they got the food out fast.

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Thank Grant B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

There are several of these, my review is for the one in Sabana. This is not a fancy place, the emphasis is on the food. My favorites are the pescado entero, filete de pescado con salsa de hongos and the ceviche. They also have natural juice drinks which are very good. Beer and wine too. I come for the food... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't waste your money. Food is super salty. The service is terrible! I use to go there when I was younger, and it was a completely different experience. I wish it was what it use to be. They use to have great food. I wouldn't be surprised if there are new owners.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Canal 7 | Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 296-7667

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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