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El Marquez

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
645-5918
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Ranked #5 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Welle, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant based upon the comment of the people renting us a place in MonteVerde. As soon as we arrived the host was great. The food has a good variation between fish and meat. The cheviche mixte was really good to eat, I would recommend it! My daughter who normally doesn't like to eat fish tried some... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

my family had a great meal at El Marquez. it doesn't look like much from the outside, but do yourself a favor and go in and eat. very good selection of meat, fish, pasta. My wife and i both had sea bass, mine with a white wine & shrimp topping, and my wife's with garlic and butter. both were outstanding.... More

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

we loved EL marquez, the ceviche is amazing, fresh and well prepared. My kids loved the casado with fish. itsone of our favorite places in Monteverde

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Federal Way, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Get the Ceviche! Seafood here is great, reasonably priced. This is within a short-walk of the "triangle" tourist center of town and is a worthy stop for the well-heeled and budget traveler.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Sweet little restaurant looked closed on Monday midday but we went in and got excellent service and food and channel on tv changed to Nickelodeon for our 3yr old. Ordered seafood soup, gazpacho, seafood fried rice. Fantastic and quick service. Definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The seafood shared dish for 2 was fantastic!!! It was cooked with load of flavours. Seafood is fresh and delicious despite you are in the mountain

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We arrived late for dinner (around 9 pm), and it was quiet here. They were open until 10, and we felt welcome when we arrived. I had a mixed seafood soup, and my husband had a mixed seafood rice dish. Both were very good. Overall, we appreciated the laid back, friendly atmosphere.

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Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing. I have been traveling in Costa Rica for the last 12 years and this is some if the best food I have had. The pastas and pizza's were delicious.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Small cafe on main street. Seafood is the specialty of El Marques. Four of us ordered seafood and we all thought the food was excellent. The owner served us and he was excellent. Would definitely return to this cafe.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The appearance of the restaurant is unremarkable, clean but not upscale. El Marquez was recommended by a knowledgeable local person who noted that locals particularly like the place. Excellent seafood, very good service.

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