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Marlin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Bar, South American, Costa Rican
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Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were ravenous after a day in Manuel Antonio and the nachos hit the spot. The tortilla chips were perfectly crisp and the the "toppings" were severed in a bowl family style - the chicken and beans were amazing! Ask your server for the staff's hot sauce - it's amazing!

Thank MerryForDean
Costa Rica
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great choice for Seafood and dining by the beach in Manuel Antonio. Very relaxed atmosphere, nice place to hang out!

Thank JackpotSportFishing
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited a couple of times as was the best food we found in this area near the National Park. The steak sandwich was best I've ever had and wedges so crisp. The tacos were fresh and delish too. Highly recommend a visit as has extensive menu with much variety m, well cooked and no more expensive than other similar... More 

Thank S0uthAussie
Hillsboro, Oregon
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband brought some tuna in for the restaurant to prepare. I recommend the blacken tuna. When they made the meal it was one of the best meals I ever had. Also the Tuna fingers are spectacular. Bravo to the chef and staff.

Thank Colette K
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Had dinner here my first night in Manuel Antonio and really enjoyed my time. Got their casado con pescado and finished the meal with some original mojitos. The service was good, bathrooms clean, great view of the beach and nice spacious restaurant layout. They give you A LOT of food...tried my best to finish the casado but didn't even come... More 

Thank elisabeth c
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Another seafront place with absentee landlord milking the location to see OK food at prices comparable to London. The fish wasnt bad but the childrens chicken was a bit slimy. Staff very pleasant. We were slightly out of season so it wasnt busy.

Thank laozhu
Heredia, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch. The staff was super nice and cooperative helping us to join tables since we were a large group and finding a good place since there was a baby with us and it was raining a lot by the time we get there. We tried several dishes. Soup and fish were great, salad was really good as well... More 

Thank Becki_Garro
Loveland, Colorado
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We had lunch at Marlin as part of a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. The lunch was chicken, fish, or beef cooked in a delicious red sauce, redolent of garlic, as well as rice and black beans, plantains, a green salad and vegetables. Unusually good for a tour meal. The weather was rainy. And so we got there early... More 

Thank kleewong
Berlin, Germany
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Right across from the beach and looked like every restaurant on the street but the food was surprisingly good. We had the fried shrimp and the quesadilla. It was a bit expensive for bar food but so is everything else in the area.

Thank Courtney O
Sydney, Australia
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208 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok, I had a salad, it wasn't anything special, but was tasty. Service was good, they don't pull you in off the street, hate when places do that. Food was average price & good selection of drinks. Good view of the beach & nice breeze. Free wifi

Thank MissT603

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Bar, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 2777-1134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?