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Santa Elena, Costa Rica
645-5918
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Ranked #8 of 25 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My two and friends and I were given a few restaurant recommendations by our accommodation host and El Marquez was by far the best for the food. Reading the other reviewers complaining about the decor and the service made me laugh - this is Costa Rica and this is a family run restaurant, not a 5-star upmarket culinary establishment. Some... More

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Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The food here was really delicious. The seafood that we enjoyed was some of the best we had on our trip. Started with criveche gratis and thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. Service was great and the chef was wonderful. Try this for a good meal.

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I thought about giving this place a 4 but couldn't quite do it, as I felt like it was a little pricey for what we got. However, that's life in Monteverde. We had a variety of food, which was all pretty good. Atmosphere isn't anything special. Service is a little slow (but pretty typical for Monteverde).

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Barcelona, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

we went there because of TA reviews. The restaurant it's ok and the food it's nice. The service is not so good. We were there alone with the owner and his daughter, hence, no service for us. The little child (6 or 7 years old) was there watching the tv and everytime we wanted something we had to ask her,... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we went there for lunch because of other users reviews. Everything was correct, but far from "great", "amazing" or other comments. It's a good family runned place, correct food and nothing else. i ordered camarones with tomate sauce and my husband chuleton. My camarones were very good!! And, considering how surprised we are with the quality of meet in costarica,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had such a good time here. After a long boat ride and bus ride this meal was well deserved!!! My sister got the mixed kabob and j got the mixed seafood latter with garlic bitter!! By far the best meal we've had in Costa Rica!! And the owner was so nice!! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

this is a humble (in a good way), standard food option. if you're looking for a simple meal that does the job at a great price, stop here, and you'll be treated well

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Welle, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about El Marquez

Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 645-5918
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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