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Marino Ballena Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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The best ambience in Uvita, in the Southern Pacific Costa Rica. It's a ranch style restaurant, no doors, spacious, ideal for groups, families and tourist alike. International couisine and typical Costa Rica food.
$5 - $18
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
American, Bar, International, Costa Rican
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

We had breakfast here. American, CostaRica style and some chicken sandwiches. They came with perfect fries!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank EBAIBA67
Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

We live 2 minutes from Marino Ballena Restaurant. Love the place and staff. Great place to eat and just hang out. Recommend it highly!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank scooter0318
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Friendly staff, very tasty sangria, great fried plantanas, very tasty food! The location is nice, on a verandah, away from the heat.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dpz71
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Poor service, asked for "bocas" or small plates and brought complete orders so they could charge more. Food is not bad but not good either, regular quality, not what I expected

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Robert A
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

This place is sort of a landmark restaurant in Uvita. It is not trying to be anything other than a nice roadside Costa Rica and restaurant that serves alcohol and “typical plates”. The staff is attentive and efficient. The bathrooms are clean. The food is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank betsys900
Reviewed February 23, 2019

We were in Uvita looking for information on tours. We decided to try this restaurant, as we had past it quite a few times and it was always busy, so we thought it would be good. The server was not very friendly and not too...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank joanne516
Reviewed February 22, 2019

I brought a small group here our second night in Uvita. Loved the ambiance and the food was amazing! Looking forward to going back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Byron A
Reviewed January 24, 2019

I love this place. For a quick lunch, this is the perfect spot. I'm a fan of their mixed ceviche which is delicious and always fresh. Great prices, service, ambience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joumana K
Reviewed January 20, 2019

We were offered breakfast her from our hotel and the food is really very good. Unfortunatelly the waiter was still in dream-mode and we had to wake him up. Overall nice place, good kitchen, good vibes..we will come back to try more.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johannesl768
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We randomly picked Marino Ballena Restaurant because we were hungry and tired after several hours on the beach and in the ocean and it was near. We had no expectations. We were greeted by the very lovely and gracious Jessica who instantly made us feel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SaraRNic
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