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“Our favorite Tico Bar!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Marino Ballena

Restaurante Marino Ballena
Carretera Costanera Sur, al lado de BM supermercado, Uvita 506, Costa Rica
27438104
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Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in Uvita
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Navarre, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our favorite Tico Bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Bartenders are lots of fun. Open air atmosphere and lots of great food! Next door to the supermarket in perfect location - try it!

Visited December 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

My husband and I had dinner here twice during our week long stay in Uvita - and we thoroughly enjoyed both meals. Some of our favorite items were the Peruvian Ceviche and the Arroz con Pollo. Marvin was our waiter both times and he was wonderful, gave us great food suggestions and was extremely friendly. While the view isn't as grand as some other restaurants, it's definitely worth a stop.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Good food and a nice restaruant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very nice place very open and had plenty of room for our big party, food was very good and the serivce was great!

Visited August 2012
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West Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Very Costa Rican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We asked a taxi driver to take us into Uvita so that we could find a restaurant and he chose this place. For the first while, we were the only gringos there. The menu was in both Spanish and English, but this is a fairly authentic place, which is not that easy to come by anymore in Costa Rica. It was pretty cute actually; some of us ordered chicken cordon bleu and it came with Kraft slices for the cheese. We didn't mind this, but some people might, I guess. Anyway, the prices are good, the menu is fairly extensive and the service was quick. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“If needed...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Average road side fare. Nothing in comparaison to other local spots. Nice terrase but situated on the border of the main road. Ok service. Average food with no frills.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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