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Mary's Restaurant

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Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0153
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What you first notice with this place is the fantastic atmosphere - a fantastic mix of 50's diner and your local surf shack. But what's really extraordinary with Mary's is the love and respect for the produce. From the adjacent farm where they grow their own vegetables, to the specials that are the local catch of the day and vary... More 

Thank Frida O
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Mary's three times in the week we were in the area. If you are staying in Santa Teresa it's worth taking the time to drive south to Mal Pais and get a break from the crowds in this quiet and relaxing town. The pizza is fantastic. Wood fired and the crust is crispy and perfect. My husband... More 

Thank Susan I
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Found this spot completely by accident at the end of a remote dirt road, and if only every accident tasted this delicious I'd be willing to get in way more of them, preferably of the food variety. Ordered the ceviche, the blackened yellowfin tuna, roasted vegetables, some tropical drinks, and went straight into the best orgasmic food coma ever. Apparently... More 

Thank Malpais77
Westhampton, MA
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

YUM. A charming place with open air and more enclosed areas. Seafood fresh out of the ocean, veggies fresh from the farm. Fish specials are on the blackboard and come a la carte. I got sea bass with poblano rajas. I like spicy food, and was hoping for some heat. There was none, but wow. A perfect portion of perfectly... More 

Thank MelissaW
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Enchanting restaurant with absolutely delicious food. Highly recommend the lobster and dorado and great vegetables. And perfect chocolate brownie and ice cream. Service was impeccable. Delightful experience.

Thank lyndahlevy1
Asunción, Central, Paraguay
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

There's not many places to go on an empty stomach when dinner time comes! We went for their wooden oven pizza which was good! All plates on the menu looked super good as well. Definitely order the brownie for dessert!

Thank JorgeCibils
Osceola, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Don't be scared away by the view from the road. The exterior hides a much nicer, and charming interior and there is great food to be had. I'm not typically a big calamari or octopus fan, but had heard good things about the seafood pizza. Glad I gave it a try because it was delicious.

Thank William W
manchester, UK
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We shared a pizza and salad here, and both were very good. The pizza seemed homemade and was just about large enough for 2 people. The menu is a mixture of specials and pizza, which hopefully indicates that food is prepared fresh and when available. The only down side is that the prices are on the high side, so like... More 

Thank Sef_UK
Portland, Oregon
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great fresh interesting dishes. Nice atmosphere and Erika took great care of us. We ordered the octopus dish which was cooked perfectly. The only issue was it came with beans that had some sort of animal bone which as we are pescatarian's that was a bit upsetting. So if you are a vegetarian be sure to inquiry since the menu... More 

Thank dgeftraveler
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

First, it looks like a hole in the wall dive. It's not. Step through the door, and you find a very clean, ample, well-kept and well-thought out space. I had the seared tuna--it was fresh, high-quality and delicious. We also had goat cheese and pepperoni pizza. It was outstanding!!! If you're in this area, there aren't all that many restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0153

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