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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 #16 of 40 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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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Milwaukee WI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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

Torino
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A part from the food, which is excellent, apart from the atmosphere, which is great, Marlin Bill's is where you have to go to get the latest news about waves, forest, beach, and life in Nosara! The owners are really great, always working to make you feel at home.

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

Hola! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love hearing that you feel our food is excellent and our atmosphere is great! We strive to make those aspects a consistent part of the Marlin Bill's experience, and are happy to know we're meeting our goal! We're also happy you feel that Marlin Bill's is the place to go... More

Fort Collins, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Been here several times for dinner, sunset and this time for a wedding. The food is very good. It feels more like a place at home with the multiple TV's in the bar so sit on the deck with the view for more ambiance. This place is also VERY cat friendly so if you aren't a fan you might not... More

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

Hola, Jen! We love to hear from people who have visited us more than once, as it lets us know we're doing something right to keep you coming back! Also, you're spot-on in your description of our bar setting as being a little like "back home." We try to give visitors and locals a bit of home, wherever that may... More

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