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Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 0458
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Ranked #19 of 46 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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Toronto
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

After walking up and down the Main Street of Guiones, to our surprise everything was closed and dark at 6:30! (Tuesday night but still) then at the top of the hill, desperately needing a beer, lights lead us up another hill and stairs to Marlin Bill's. Our server was super friendly and polite, made a few recommendations and within minutes... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a great time at Marlin Bills. Solid fish dish. Simple with veggies and rice hit the spot. Our waitress, Angie, is the bomb. She gets 5 stars. Thanks guys.

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

nice place at the top of the hill, very good service and good food. We liked the seared tuna and the burgers were good.

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Beaufort, SC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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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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