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La Princesa Marina

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Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is for the ALAJUELA location.

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good value 'people's' restaurant

There are a number of 'Princessa Marina's in The San Jose area, all good value, all good service & often you will get an offer in the form of cheap vodka, beer, etc. (Be sure to ask as they may forget to tell you). Bario San Jose (4 miles outside Alajuela) location is on a bustling junction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Escazu, San Jose
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

NOT where I'd go for Seafood as I've been to 2 of them now & they felt like a lower end Denny's for seafood & it wasn't even that tasty (based on MY taste buds - but you may have a different experience - it's all good!!). LOTS of locals there though.

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Thank SarongGoddess
Drake
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great!!! Lobster Cream and Ceviche are fully recommended!!!! I have gone to the one in Moravia and the one in Alajuela for a long time, quality is still the same.

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Thank Johnnpo
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

There are a number of 'Princessa Marina's in The San Jose area, all good value, all good service & often you will get an offer in the form of cheap vodka, beer, etc. (Be sure to ask as they may forget to tell you). Bario San Jose (4 miles outside Alajuela) location is on a bustling junction. Shrimps great &... More 

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1 Thank worldtraveller10538
Grecia, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I ate here with friend and we were both very pleased. The food was great and the service was excellent. Well worth a visit any time. The dining room is large and open air.

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Thank Bill B
Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The best seafood I ever had! I still think about it and salivate weeks later!! It is a family owned establishment that cooks what they catch. Truly beyond comparison, highly recommended.

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Thank Jules H
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A small chain restaurant- always good food and good service. Left my wallet in my room on last visit - I paid with coins we scrounged up out of our pockets. They waited patiently for the crazy gringo and grinned!

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Thank Yoda3010
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and i stopped into this place after reading some of the ttip advisor reviews. I was very dissapointed. It seemed alot like a chain fast food resturaunt than anything. The intersection its situated on was soo busy that we could hardly talk or hear one another. Sadly, we just ended up ordering the patacones and leaving. They were... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was our first meal when we arrived in Costa Rica based on a recommendation from staff at our B&B. We were exhausted from travel and ordered chicken with rice and a plantain appetizer and guacamole. Our main meals (chicken and rice) were just ok, but the guac and plantain app was VERY good! I would definitely go back here... More 

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Thank Anne L
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The place is clean and the service is great. While the food is not terrible, it's not great - very greasy and a limited selection of overcooked seafood. Would not go here again.

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Thank genoajen
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The service was good, the food was competent, the setting was authentic. This is not primarily a foreign tourist restaurant. I enjoyed it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

This is for the ALAJUELA location.

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