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All 42 Nosara Restaurants

Marlin Bill's

Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 0458
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Ranked #17 of 42 Restaurants in Nosara
Price range: $5 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Continental, Contemporary, Family Fare
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In business since 1994, Marlin Bill's offers guests of our open-air dining room panoramic views of Guiones, the ocean, and Costa Rica's world-famous sunsets, along with mouth-watering options from our eclectic menu of choice steaks, chops, fresh seafood, family fare, and dreamy desserts. Daily food and drink specials, and our ability to cater to large parties, make Marlin Bill's beloved by both visitors and locals.

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Beaufort, SC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Took our catch of the day in, they cooked it anyway we chose. Fish fingers and dipping sauce were awesome. Great service. Good food. The plus to our visit was the personality and friendliness of our server, I think she was Australian. Wish we would have explored further, learned later they had a dart room in the bar. The only... More

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Pô, Sanguie, Burkina Faso
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've rated this as "one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant," which isn't quite true. But I will say that the Dorado fish sandwich is one of the best fish sandwiches that I've ever had at a beach resort in any country . . . and I've been to a lot of beach restaurants. Top it... More

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is at the top of the hill, literally. Same as everything in Nosara, it isn't the cheapest but the food was pretty good. The selection of specials and menu items is very broad so I am sure there will be something for everyone. We had fresh Tuna, chicken parmesan, and a pork chop. All were above average with... More

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, as well as the variety of food options we offer! We like to think we have something for everyone, and it's nice to hear that you agree. We're also thrilled that you describe your tuna as "excellent." Our fresh tuna is a specialty on which we pride ourselves, so it's... More

Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

By far the best seared Tuna I've ever had! Ate there several times while in the area and all the food was outstanding as well as the service. Lots of friendly people who frequent the restaurant too.

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola, Lori! We're so glad you enjoyed your seared tuna! That has become one of our signature dishes, so we're always happy to hear that we continue to do it well! We're also happy you enjoyed our food and service enough to visit us more than once during your stay! That's one of the best compliments you can give the... More

Milwaukee WI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had an excellent meal at Marlin Bill's! The pork chop and mashed potatoes was incredible. They have a TAP, not many places in C.R. have tap beer so this was quite refreshing. Pet the cats too but careful, they'll let you know when they've had enough.

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola! We're so glad you enjoyed your pork chop and mashed potatoes! We've been told the potatoes are addictive, but you'll have to come back to decide that for yourself. (ha) We're also glad you were happy with the beer on tap! It is somewhat unique, so it's fun for us to have that to offer to our guests. As... More

isle of palms,sc
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Three of us had dinners of fresh grilled fish, Corvina and Mahi. Good service and fun environs. Great bar with darts! We ate there twice while in Nosara.

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola! We're so happy you and your party enjoyed your visits with us- and that your first time was so pleasant, you came back, again! We take pride in serving excellent food in an environment that makes guests feel at home, so we're always glad to learn we succeeded in that endeavor! We'll make sure to have the darts ready,... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had the best burgers South of the Equator at Marlin Bills! So happy we had the good fortune to enjoy this restaurant during our amazing vacation in Nosara. Great bar with awesome people and fantastic service!

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola, Maggie! We're glad you had a great time during your stay in our little slice of paradise, and are so happy your experience at Marlin Bill's was such an enjoyable part of your visit! We pride ourselves on our burgers, which are a favorite of both locals and visitors, and although we've never heard them called "best burgers south... More

San Juanillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live in the area and so know there are plenty of great food choices. For the best burgers and grilled fish sandwiches, stop here. They make their own onion rings too. Love it!

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola, Christina! Thank you for your review! Since you live in the area and are familiar with Marlin Bill's, you know we take pride in everything we do, and that we are happy our burgers, fish sandwiches, and onion rings are a favorite with locals, as well as visitors to Guiones. Our goal is to give our guests a great... More

Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ate supper here twice. Service was great and so was the food. We ordered the same thing both times it was so good. Blackened Mahimahi. Very good but had some kick, jalapeño chicken omg so good! The dinner buns they serve with the meal are so fresh and the chimi churi ( sorry not sure on the spelling) was so... More

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola, Amber! We love hearing that you enjoyed your experience at Marlin Bill's so much, you ate with us twice during your stay! We work hard to give our guests the best food and service possible, and are gratified when a guest lets us know we're getting things right! Also, we pride ourselves on our fresh seafood, so we're happy... More

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My kids needed a good burger after a week of vegan food at yoga spa! The service was friendly. The breeze was amazing as it was quite hot in March. And the owner's perrot was visiting patrons who were interested. Cute. Good salads for the vegans.

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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and that we could make your kiddos happy! Our burgers are a favorite with both locals and visitors, and we happily take pride in them! Sometimes, you just need a good burger, and when you do, we're the place to go! We do have those great salads for vegans and non-vegans, though,... More

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Additional Information about Marlin Bill's

Address: Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2682 0458
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Open Hours:
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Contemporary, Family Fare

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