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$5 - $25
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Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 1, 2022 via mobile

We stated 2 nights at the Marina on our way north up the Costa Rica coast. The service was excellent. The food at the restaurant was excellent. Golfito harbour is extremely protected. No pacific surge as we experience further north which is a good thing...as the docks are a bit rickety.(only reason I didn't give it 5 stars). Golfito has not been overrun with Tourism. Very authentic place and we wished we had stayed longer.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

Good service here, nice view of the marina and Golfito bay. They have a varied menu, something for everyone. The rice with shrimp was loaded with medium sized shrimp.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

We stopped in for lunch. The chef was kind enough to cook our fish that we had caught. i had the buffalo wings which were excelent and a green salad with sea bass. I will eat there again when back in Golfito The server we...had was the sweetest lady!! Felt like eating at Granny's houseMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

We had breakfast and lunch here. The breakfast was included with the room and the eggs were cooked to order. For lunch I had nachos. Others have liked them but I did not, the cheese reminded me of cheese whiz. My husband had the fried...fish fingers and they were really crispy. He liked them a lot.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The people at this restaurant and marina are amazing, they are super friendly, helpful, and give great advice. Beer is cold, fruit drinks are wonderful, breakfast is good, dinner is great, ( I only eat 2 meals a day) I notice the if the the...staff has a free second that they are always cleaning and this shows from the moment you walk on the property. I have eaten here many times, keep my boat at the marina because of the security and all the great people. You can’t go wrong with a visit hereMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

One of the best places to have your fresh catch prepared to your liking and with many side dishes. Has the most amazing bananas Foster ever. Great food and service

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

You have to eat their famous bilge burger! It was delicious and huge. Awesome, friendly waitstaff too!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Very good food with a calm and comfortable view. Service was a little slow but in general it was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

BB was recommended by a friend for lunch and drinks. Food was very good & beers were nice & cold. We would recommend & go back. The views are good too.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Booked a room for two nights, paid upfront. The rooms are along the restaurant/marina deck, it has a sliding glass door and very hard to lock and unlock. The glass is covered with tinted film, during the day, you can’t see in, but you can...see some at night, of course it has curtains. The room is pretty basic, nothing fancy, it has air conditioning,the bathroom is big for $901 a night. The beds are somewhat soft and bouncy, we did not sleep well at all. The first night we eat at their restaurant, nothing special with a big price tag. When we went in the room, I asked the young lady about the restaurant being so close to the rooms, if it got loud at night, and she said, sometimes, and she also said, but we close at 9 pm. We went to the room and around 9 the noise started to get loud, so I tried to ignore it, and it kept getting louder and louder, so around 11:30, I called and complained to them about not being able to sleep, they turned the noise down after midnight, when everyone went home. So, it turned out, that it was the Christmas party for the staff! They should have told us about the event, and we would have gone somewhere else. We decide to return home after this incident, and request our money back.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

As usual, our group was served a delicious lunch. Everybody seemed to have something different from their famous hamburgers to fried fish to ceviche to nachos, and everyone was thoroughly pleased. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the chairs are very comfortable, something not always encountered...n CR restaurants. Highly recommend in Golfito. You can legally park alongside the street in town; it's sort of a Golfito tradition. Just don't totally block the sidewalk.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Lovely good food. If you like to eat something different than a casado from a soda you're at the right place. The burger and fries were delicious though heavy. Great benefit too is the excellent view over the bay and the Wi-Fi.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is a place where you go to get more American food...Burgers and fries and such. They have usually good food, a really great view and a pretty great atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Great little place across from the house we rented to do some shopping in Golfito. I've been here twice and on the second visit the place was much busier and had a great "vibe". You could see that it's a local hot spot and a...fun place to not only eat but to have a drink (or two). Would go here again next time in town!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Didn't care that my daughter would be in health danger without our seizure dog. Stay away if you care.

Date of visit: May 2017
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You must buy the ticket one day, and it cannot be used until the following day. You CAN walk around and look at the shops but the actual buying pass cannot be used until the next day. Enjoy!
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Banana Bay Marina Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5