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Marlin Restaurant

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Seafood, Costa Rican, Bar, South American, Central American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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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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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was recommended to us by our hired driver, who has lived in Quepos all his life and seems to know everything about the whole area. We really enjoyed the open-air concept--especially being right across the street from the beach. We were able to people watch and just enjoy the ocean breeze while noshing on our dish of Fried... More 

Thank Vaughn O
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate a pancake, eggs, sausage bacon and crispy potatoes. We also had the burrito and the Tico breakfast. Their coffee is excellent, Cappuccino , espresso and coffee con leche. It get better, Steven and Luis were excellent servers and recommend a great fishing Guide and boat! A Memorable experience!!

Thank artsanmiguel
Plano, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish tacos were amazing, open air across from the beach....perfect lunch spot! The staff is very friendly & wonderful drinks.

Thank Amy O
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wary of restaurants in touristy areas, but this place was recommended by our guide Michael Araya Flores. What a score! Some of the best calamari we've ever eaten, plus an amazing catch of the day. Red Snapper with Limoni wedges. Add ice cold beer and a strong wifi signal to the mix and you have a winning combination.

Thank atomic r
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Server was very rude. We asked for 1 extra tortilla as we had more shrimp & only a few tortillas and he wouldn't give us another - Very rude, we will not go back!

Thank March M
Andover, Kansas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not overly impressed with the menu, so we went with drinks and a couple appetizers. Our girls got milkshakes, which were actually chocolate milk. Neither finished. Our fried shrimp was tasty, and the ceviche was very flavorful. I wish it was served with something other than saltine crackers. The ceviche was the highlight.

Thank steph_ksufootball
Boulder, Colorado
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Excellent casados, good salads, good tacos, tasty sangria, two for one deal on drinks at happy hour I think, it was good sangria and refreshing fans overhead. Nice service. We went here once for lunch and once for dinner. Good each time.

Thank P-and-J-Travel
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

One of the employees at the hotel said he had eaten here so we tried it. We expected better quality food and reasonable service. The food and service were below average and the prices were above average. I think they must survive based upon unsuspecting tourists, their highly-visible location, and a lack of alternatives in the immediate area.

Thank Lucky1inVA
Newport Beach, California
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I was quite disappointed by lunch at the Marlin, which was recommend by the guide from our hotel. I suspect he got some sort of kickback as he walked us in after our tour of Manual Antonio Park. The food tasted like it came more from a cafeteria than a sit-down restaurant. And the service was inattentive. Our lunch bill... More 

Thank SunshineGirl2929
Pinecrest, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The food at the Marlin Restaurant was so good we came back for another great meal. Arroz y Camarones y Arroz con Marisco. PURA VIDA

Thank DonaldandJulio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Costa Rican, Bar, South American, Central American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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
Scenic view, Families with children, 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?