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All reviews ceviche rice casado lobster local fish salad fries tico restaurant amazing seafood large portions our favorite restaurant the main road place to eat costa rica beach lemon garlic
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

Stopped for lunch! Grilled chicken with salad and fries, excellent! my husband had the lemon fish, very good but the lemon was a sauce and very heavy. it wasn't bad, just too heavy.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

We have visited three times, excellent service, food and wine. If you want to eat local food this is the place to go. Reasonably priced as well.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

Redundant to state that the ceviche here is locally renowned!! I have a gluten allergy (celiac) and the staff is always willing to make sure that fish is grilled properly and handled carefully. Never a problem here and the food is delicious!! Family run and...very friendly!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

We visited after being recommended by our hostel and we were impressed with the local food & the prices were lower than average for the area. There was a long wait for the food but it was worth it! The restaurant itself is basic/ rustic...but good for a casual but tasty dinner for good value.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

Lovely food, great value in a quiet relaxing side street. I had the mixed salad & garlic fish, wife had chicken and rice ... no complaints whatsoever, pleasant evening as it should be; thanks to our hosts !!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

We were fooled by the reviews in TripAdvisor.. also the excellence certificate they supposedly have from 2015 to 2019. They are supposed to be a seafood restaurant but their tuna salad is made of canned tuna. The garlic fish filet I ordered was tilapia, I...was expecting a much better quality of fish since we are at the beach, it came with salad and some fries. The fish was deep fried instead of cook in butter with garlic and it had some pieces of garlic on top. We also ordered a ceviche and it never arrived.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

I had the ceviche, it was not cheap but it was good. The restaurant was hot and the seating is a little uncomfortable but it is a no-frills local restaurant and so it is good enough.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

We had a mixed seafood salad which was enough for two. Excellent. Great with a cold cerveza. Or two. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

This was one of our 3 favorite restaurant sin Samara when they were called a Marisqueria and before when they were a Soda. They are now a Cevicheria, and yes - the ceviche is great. All other seafood dishes seem to have taken a plunge...in quality. Even the local Casados (Typical plate with Rice, beans, salad and a piece of fish) are now poor quality and they are using Tilapia instead of local fish. They also used to take credit cards, which was one of the best things about going there, but now have fallen in line with most other local restaurants and only accept cash. They dont seem to realize this is a bad strategy if they want to attract tourists. Last time we went may be the last - the service was terrible - the waitress and only person present was miserable, uninterested, and behaved like she was serving a prison sentence - she did not want to be there! There was no atmoshere, no music, tons of mosquitoes and blaring fluorescent lights have replaced the warmer lighting of before. Perhaps it's changed ownership?More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

Tucked away little place. Amazing ceviche, highly recommend! Very reasonably priced, large portions. Try it.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Debbie M
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Response from Alex1466925 | Reviewed this property |
For ceviche, it all depends on your taste. I love the mixed seafood plate! The paella is also very nice. Again, depends on your taste.
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