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Marlin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1134
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you don't want to venture too far and take the bus up the hill towards Quepos, Marlin is the main choice left. Always busy, from breakfast to dinner. The staff is pleasant and efficient. As I might have said in other reviews, the menu is apparently extensive but finally offers what you'll probably find elsewhere around Manuel Antonio. Except... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited twice during our trip. They have a good selection of cocktails to drink after you have watched the sunset go down on the adjoining beach. Portions are very generous and most of our group had starters instead of a main course. Do be aware that the menu does state at the bottom 10% sales tax is not included so... More 

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Thank sou301
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of fresh food options with a great beach view. They're not lying when they say it's the best Sangria in town! Great place for lunch after a visit in the National Park

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Thank Velascoc2
Atenas, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a chicken sandwich, which was very good. Hubby's meal was good. Service was great. Had been a long day so it was a nice, quick, quiet dinner. Will go back, for sure!

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Thank Kipswife
Delta, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best feature is that the restaurant is located right across the beach.. good for sunset watching. The downside is that it's very noisy, the small road along the beach is packed with busses, cars and commercial vehicles that serve the area, traffic comes often to a standstill. We just went for appetizers and the food was good. Prices are basically... More 

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Thank monika S
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica and this was one of the best meals we had. The mahi mahi was very fresh and the butter sauce was delicious. The fish was cooked just right--not overdone as too often is the case. My husband had the arroz con pollo, also very tasty. We enjoyed happy hour drinks, too. Service was... More 

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Thank Erin L
Geneva, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. Good beer and right across from the beach. Had their blackened grouper. It was to die for.

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Thank thanks4thefish
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view and can still see chairs on beach while enjoying the nice quality meal. Great service and the outdoor dining is great too.

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Thank Dakeita R
Lakefield, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located across the street from the beach and the turn into Manuel Antonio Park. I ordered the Tuna and my wife had the whole fried fish. Both were excellent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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282 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the food here was really good, their drink selection is amazing, the view and relaxation is amazing, the service is extremely poor, we waited about 20 minutes to even get acknowledged, while other tables got sat, drinks and orders taken before we even got a hello. But Id still go back for the drinks and food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 1134

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