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“Great breakfast.Nice place to hang out.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Marino Ballena

Restaurante Marino Ballena
Carretera Costanera Sur, al lado de BM supermercado, Uvita 506, Costa Rica
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Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in Uvita
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Montreal
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great breakfast.Nice place to hang out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This place was our stop for internet and breakfast a few times during our stay in Costa Rica.
They have very good food,breakfast was super tasty.It's the kind of place you can hang out for
a while,playing cards,having a few coffees or drinks and spend time on the free wi-fi.
The staff was friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Local Cuisine, WiFi and big screen sports”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Just south of Uvita on right hand side of road. Cuisine is standard Tico (local) costa rica cuisine and the beer is cheap. Hangout for ex-pats. They've got a free, high-quality WiFi connection and, if you like soccer, big screen TVs.

The place was a blast during the World Cup- depending on what country was playing, the place was filled with Dutch, Germans, Brits all cheering their teams on.

Visited February 2013
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Summerville, South Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good food adn friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were staying in a villa up on the mountain between Dominical and Uvita. We came into town to find out about a whale & dolphin tour and stopped for lunch here. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very friendly. We found them so friendly, that we took a chance and stopped by on the way home one day and asked them to make "to go" drinks for us to take back to the pool at the villa. They were more than happy to oblige.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

After looking for a while for a place to eat, we decided to give this restaurant a try. The smell coming from the kitchen was very inviting. Our server was very accommodating, even offer to cook items not in the menu for us.
The food was tasty and large portions were served.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southern California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Local Hang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were venturing during a rainy Sunday afternoon and noticed this open air restaurant with several full tables and lots of folks around the bar. We decided to give it a try. We liked it well enough, that we returned a couple of days later. The overall plates are good, with the fish being excellent. The atmosphere is of a 'local hang' with several big screen televisions tuned into soccer games. We enjoyed chatting with our server who was from the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. If we are ever back in the area, we will return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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