We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

La Marina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata 7600, Argentina
+54 223 489-9216
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

838 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 20: English reviews
Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Level Contributor
98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant may not looks as you can expect form a top five restaurant in Mar del Plata… it is outside of the tourist zone and a few blocks from the local port… It has some maintenance issues… BUT the food is the real gem. The seafood is delicious. The portions are huge. The prices are very reasonable. A... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wayne D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The place is not fancy, it's very near the harbor and much better than the fancy ones. The portions are big and you can select 1/2 if it's just for 1. The quality of the seafood and the fish is amazing and the service is super friendly. Good price for food.

Helpful?
Thank cfvarios
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Rather cheap looking place, but servings are abundant, fish is fresh and well prepared. Waiters are quite nice and efficient. Sea food is their specialty. I've been there before and I continue to pop around when in the city. Gambas al ajillo and rabas (shrimp with garlic and deep fried breaded squid) are out of this world. Wine choice is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew D
Villa Ballester, Argentina
Level Contributor
118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We loved this place, the staff is friendly and attentive. The seafood here is excellent and I have pictures to share. There were five of us in our family and everyone was pleased with the dish that they ordered. This restaurant is fabulous and I would recommend it to all.

Helpful?
Thank Robert B
Ormstown, Canada
Level Contributor
98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

If we had not read the reviews we'd never have discovered it since it is off the beaten track. It opens at 8:00 on the dot and by 9:00 there is a lineup (and this on a Monday night!) the full portions are for sharing and we had no room for dessert. We loved the local atmosphere as we were... More 

Helpful?
Thank hoppiewanderer
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We got in the doors just on time. We just finished our dinner and a waiting list about 20 people long has formed. A favourite among the locals (the restaurant tip came from the Esso guy up the street) this low key fish restaurant dishes up massive portions for your money. If You are from Europe, stick with the half... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Matthias S
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This place superseded expectations; prompt and efficient service, tasty arrival dip and bread, fantastic selection of reasonably priced wines (we had a lovely Chablis for 62), excellent Rabas (calamari), fantastic waiter who made sure we didn't order to much (there are half options for most dishes which were more than enough for the two of us)... Simple and perfect seafood... More 

Helpful?
Thank Charlotte V
Karachi, Pakistan
Level Contributor
110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is the place to go for seafood. It gets pretty busy so booking is probably wise. Went there with about 40 people and had a blast

Helpful?
Thank jejeel3
San Isidro, Argentina
Level Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014

Definitely the best fried squids I ever had (rabas), crispy outside, soft inside and not at all greasy. Then we shared a huge chupin, all with a bottle of white Argentinian wine. We spent around 25 USD for three adults. Great value for the money, attentive staff. As others said, don't be fooled by the simple appearance of the place... More 

Helpful?
Thank Girino F
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there based on Tripadvisor opinions, but our first impression was that something could be wrong: it seemed quite simple for being the second best restaurant in Mar del Plata. This, plus the fact that the painting of a wall at the back of the restaurant was in bad conditions (probably to a heavy rain), led us to conclude... More 

Helpful?
Thank jpresotto

Travelers who viewed La Marina also viewed

Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
 
Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
 

Been to La Marina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata 7600, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Central Argentina  >  Province of Buenos Aires  >  Mar del Plata
  • Phone Number: +54 223 489-9216
Description
Since 1957 offering the best in seafood.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Marina and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Marina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?