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La Princesa Marina

Seafood, Costa Rican, South American
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Canal 7 | Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
296-7667
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Miami Springs, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time being here, came without research always looking to dine where locals eat. Took a while for the waiters to arrive to us. There was a strong fish smell throughout the restaurant, I ordered a fried snapper which was okay, nothing to die for coming from South Florida good restaurants have to impress! Average presentation, waiters never checked back... More 

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Thank CaMa1973
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here during our stay and the food is great and very reasonably priced. We went early for dinner so it was not too crowded. The waitstaff was very attentive. There was a gentleman watching the cars in the parking lot to ensure no damage was done and he was expecting a small tip for this service.

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Thank TheYelllowDart
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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194 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

La Princesa Marina is a favourite amongst Ticos regarding seafood has it serves generous portions at a very affordable price. A nice place for families, it gets sometimes quiet noisy.

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Thank Olivier C
San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend. The waiters just drop off your food and never come back to see if you need anything else. I guess customary in Costa since the gratuity is automatically calculated at the end. I ordered the ceviche, I give it a 3 on a scale of 1-5. I ordered a margarita, big mistake!! Sour... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Madrid
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Food is excellent and serves BIG portions. The prices are very good and the service is nice. I recommend for anyone who is looking for lunch or dinner with good appetite.

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Thank Jorge R
Omaha, Nebraska
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Along with a native Costa Rican, our group of eight travelers from Omaha, Nebraska, had lunch. Claims of excellent ceviche were right on -- it was the best I've had with shrimp and large chunks of corvina, sliced red onions, avacado, cilantro and lots of lime. We also shared large platters of garlicky sautéed shrimp over rice. Service was great... More 

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Thank LEBStudio
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat with good affordable food. La Princesa Marina fit the bill. We walked there and felt very safe. The menu to extensive and the service was prompt and attentive. I ordered their House Shrimp dinner which came with shrimp 3 ways and a delicious salad. My husband ordered the Chef Salad which had... More 

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Thank JaneUrban
Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Lobster was very good. The onion rings are very good also. Service was good. It was a little pricey though. It was much cheaper during the off season.

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Thank Randy A
South Florida, Florida
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Suggested by locals we walked into this amazing seafood restaurant which was clean, simple and happy to serve us. The Mahi Mahi and Ceviche were heavenly, beer and wine were very good also. I will definitely invite customers to come here with me for lunch or dinner...or both!

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Thank Febre33309
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The food is very interesting and beautiful when served. You will not want to eat it. The Staff is just great

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal 7 | Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 296-7667

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