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Jardin marino

Caribbean, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Washington State
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great portions and food for our family of five. This is a nice family-run spot that is family friendly. Solid Tico cuisine. We had two dinners and a lunch here, mostly casados. Extra fun when there's a soccer game on TV.

Thank chesterjibowitz
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Jardin Marino was the first restaurant we ate at when we arrived in Sámara. They serve Costa Rican specialties and the food is served hot and fresh! Spotlessly clean and very well priced. We ate here several times during our stay and enjoyed it each and every time!!

Thank 2pupps
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Local place, casual atmosphere, very clean and the food was amazing. After one meal there my bf and I were hooked, we had all remaining lunches and dinner there (we had 4 different meals each and we loved everything we had. Highly recommend the red snapper and the sauteed jumbo garlic shrimp ...the steak (aka bistec) was phenomenal too! A... More 

Thank pic-y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We ate here the night we arrived in Samara. We were exhausted but dying for our favorite CR dish, cosado. Jardin Marino didn't disappoint. My grouper was fresh & delicious and my husband's steak was cooked perfectly. Nothing fancy but just what we have come to love in Costa Rica.

Thank Meigan R
Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We went back to Jardin Marino for dinner after having had a great meal there a year ago. Same positive experience with the food, the service and the atmosphere. Casado con pescadore was v good - so much so that I had it again a few days later! Also would recommend the jumbo shrimp with garlic - a bit pricey... More 

Thank Shorty B
London, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner and lunch here and both were excellent. Great tipical meal, very generous portions! For lunch we had ceviche and salad, both delicious. Service is good.

Thank Ridney2014
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Not sure it they even have a chef! (Pleaaase read this review before you visit this place). *** This "soda" charged the double compared to "soda" prices in Costa Rica and food is very bad! **** > We started with an easy appetizer… “Patacones with beans…” (ANY “soda” at Costa Rica could fail with this dish) but they did it!... More 

Thank Alejandro G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for lunch on recommendation from our hotel. Chicken Casado was delicious. Good size portions, with fresh salad and veggies.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

After a day of surfing my wife and I walked around Samara looking for a place to eat. We had already frequented a few places but wanted to try something different in town. The problem with Samara is that some of the restaurants can be at bit pricey, not to mention any names. But Jardin Marino's prices were on par... More 

Thank Chris W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I stopped in for dinner our first night in town. The open space drew us in. It was tasty local cuisine with generous portions. The service was great!

Thank elle608

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Caribbean, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 2656-0934

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?