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La Marina

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Calle 12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata 7600, Argentina
0223 489-9216
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth the long cab ride!

If we had not read the reviews we'd never have discovered it since it is off the beaten track. It opens at 8:00 on the dot and by 9:00 there is a lineup (and this on a Monday night!) the full portions are for sharing and we had no room for dessert. We loved the local atmosphere as we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hoppiewanderer
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Ormstown, Canada
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Ormstown, Canada
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If we had not read the reviews we'd never have discovered it since it is off the beaten track. It opens at 8:00 on the dot and by 9:00 there is a lineup (and this on a Monday night!) the full portions are for sharing and we had no room for dessert. We loved the local atmosphere as we were... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We got in the doors just on time. We just finished our dinner and a waiting list about 20 people long has formed. A favourite among the locals (the restaurant tip came from the Esso guy up the street) this low key fish restaurant dishes up massive portions for your money. If You are from Europe, stick with the half... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This place superseded expectations; prompt and efficient service, tasty arrival dip and bread, fantastic selection of reasonably priced wines (we had a lovely Chablis for 62), excellent Rabas (calamari), fantastic waiter who made sure we didn't order to much (there are half options for most dishes which were more than enough for the two of us)... Simple and perfect seafood... More 

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Thank Charlotte V
Karachi, Pakistan
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is the place to go for seafood. It gets pretty busy so booking is probably wise. Went there with about 40 people and had a blast

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Thank jejeel3
San Isidro, Argentina
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Definitely the best fried squids I ever had (rabas), crispy outside, soft inside and not at all greasy. Then we shared a huge chupin, all with a bottle of white Argentinian wine. We spent around 25 USD for three adults. Great value for the money, attentive staff. As others said, don't be fooled by the simple appearance of the place... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there based on Tripadvisor opinions, but our first impression was that something could be wrong: it seemed quite simple for being the second best restaurant in Mar del Plata. This, plus the fact that the painting of a wall at the back of the restaurant was in bad conditions (probably to a heavy rain), led us to conclude... More 

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Thank jpresotto
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I went only ones with family. Was not on season and we didn't have a problem to find a table. Very friendly and the food was delicious. Conversation with people on other tables asking what we were eating and commenting about their dishes. I loved. I'll be back to Argentina in two weeks with my son and I'll take him... More 

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Thank David F
surrey
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176 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Popular neighbourhood restaurant, with the usual very long menu, just like other MDP restaurants. Good-sized portions of seafood, friendly and welcoming service, but nothing outstanding.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Even though you have to wait an hour on the street, it is worth waiting for. This restaurant is incredible the atmosphere is friendly, there is a lot of talking at the tables and you can see everybody is happy. If you are with the whole family or on a date, this restaurant is really nice. We got our first... More 

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1 Thank Daniel T
Staten Island, New York
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It has a family atmosphere, and many large parties, so it is better to go early to get a table. The seafood is always first quality. The "merluza a la portuguesa" is so good, you even want to enjoy up to the last drop of the sauce, and the serving size is so big that two persons could have two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata 7600, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Central Argentina  >  Province of Buenos Aires  >  Mar del Plata
  • Phone Number: 0223 489-9216

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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