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Marlin Bill's

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Seafood, International, Contemporary
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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In business since 1994, Marlin Bill's offers guests of our open-air dining...
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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top of the world location!

Marlin Bill's boasts a hilltop view of the ocean. We arrived just as it was getting dark so did not get to enjoy the view. We really like the open air dining and the restaurant cat. Menu's are ever changing and are brought over on a whiteboard propped on a chair. Food and prices were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
PLJ007
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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Nassau, New Providence Island
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Marlin Bill's boasts a hilltop view of the ocean. We arrived just as it was getting dark so did not get to enjoy the view. We really like the open air dining and the restaurant cat. Menu's are ever changing and are brought over on a whiteboard propped on a chair. Food and prices were reasonable for the area. Marlin... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Marlin Bill's sits up a hill with a view of the ocean, one of the few that have that view. Good comfort food like hamberger and fries as well as delicious seafood. Try the dorado fish sandwich. Cold beer and a friendly atmosphere round out a family friendly place. Pet the cat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went for dinner on a quiet night. We were lucky that they just had a delivery of the catch of the day. Very friendly lady, the food was average, not spectacular.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We got in by coicidence and found the perfect place. The atmophere was great; as we arrived we were offered complimentary salads, warm bread and 2 salsa's of our choice . A great way to start a nice dinner. I wanted to order the tuna based on what I saw TA recommended but as they didn't have it, I went... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stopped in at Marlin Bill's upon arrival in Nosara. Staff was fantastic, service was terrific, and food was very good, and very large portions. Sadly, there were so many other places to choose from, we didn't make it back this time, but we'll see you again next time we're in Nosara.

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just on the main road, I'm sure they get a lot of people stopping in due to location. I've been here three times and have not had a good experience. From the food to the service . . . nothing good to say.

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

Hola, Eileen, I'm so sorry your experience with us wasn't positive. We pride ourselves on our food and service, and to hear that we were less than successful distresses us! If you had brought your problems to our attention while you were here, we would have done everything possible to make things right! As it is, if you'll come back... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went with friends who live near the restaurant. They raved about the food and suggested my wife order the tuna and I the chicken parmesan. My wife liked the tuna though she said she has often had better. The chicken parmesan was not even average yet my friend continued to rave about it. Perhaps I had a cold or... More 

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

Hola, James! We're so sorry your experience with us wasn't the exceptional one we want for every visitor. We never like to learn we had an "off" night. I wish you had let us know about your experience while you were there so we could have done everything possible to make it right, because we certainly would have tried! We... More 

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

Hola, Ruthy! We're so glad we could be your oasis in the "desert" of Guiones! We're also happy to know you were pleased with our food, our service, AND our value! We try to give our guests a satisfying experience, and it's always great to learn that we're meeting our own (high) standards. Come on back when you can! As... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola, Colorado Crew! We're glad you had such a good time with us, and especially with Angie! We agree, she's the bomb, but we'll make sure she knows you reminded us. We're also glad you enjoyed your food, and that it, "...hit the spot." We love happy guests, and we hope you'll visit us, again, when you can! Until then,... More 

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review

Hola! We're glad you enjoyed our visit with us! We pride ourselves on our service, as well as our food, so it's nice to learn we lived up to the expectations we have for ourselves! We're also glad you enjoyed the seared tuna and our burgers. Our burgers are a favorite among locals, as well as visitors, and the seared... 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, International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: 2682 0458

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups

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.
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

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