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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

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Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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  • 35
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Two nights and four meals later....

We loved the food and the service at this small family run restaurant. We loved it so much that we decided to go on two consecutive nights. There is a good choice of both meat and fish dishes. My husband and I both had fish the first night and meat the next. The avocado sauce and the Carrabean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Andrew F
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Nottingham
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Nottingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We loved the food and the service at this small family run restaurant. We loved it so much that we decided to go on two consecutive nights. There is a good choice of both meat and fish dishes. My husband and I both had fish the first night and meat the next. The avocado sauce and the Carrabean sauce on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Each of our six meals was great. Can't say that about everywhere we went. blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Since tripadvisor insisted upon 50 characters.

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Connecticut, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Mar y Tierra was an excellent recommendation by Freddy at Cabinas Eddy. It was elegantly decorated, and the service and food were very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there. They have an extensive selection of meat and seafood, and a decent wine list.

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was definitely suprised by this place. It was late and we were looking for a place to eat that was opened. We didn't think much of it when we went in but the staff was so friendly and the food was delicious! The Monteverde cheese plate is a must try.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This cute family restaurant has both local and international food (pasta and some burgers and sandwiches). We loved the place and the food was very delicious. We ate the Monteverde soup and as the main dish the Carribean sea brass - amazing! Delicious! The staff was so friendly and the prizes are reasonble.

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Sudbury, ON
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Right in the middle of 'downtown' Santa Elena, this second-story restaurant could be easy to miss as you walk by. We were fortunate to have met a couple when we were in La Fortuna, on our way to Monteverde who had been to this restaurant the night before and highly recommended it. We were very happy for the suggestion and... More 

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Horton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We ordered a soup, fish and spaghetti. After our order was taken that was it until they finally served us almost 2 hours later. The dishes were all a bit on the small side to be honest and the Spaghetti Bolognese was just a tinned tomatoes over pasta with 2 slices of Bimbo bread. Disappointing experience in an otherwise amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

very nice and kindly and the food was very good. We ate paste bolones, pasta with chicken and hamboorger

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Friendly staff, varied menu and very good food. We ate there after a recommendation and came back the next day because it was that good. We got get the recommendation from the tourist office below, which got us a 10% discount

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Awesome food, great waitress, I didn't know when I would propose but this place made it happen. Amazing views of the mountains plus a lightning storm rolled in about 20 miles away. I had steak and she had seafood with coconut sauce. Everything was perfect!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

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