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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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new york new york
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A broader menu than most with both fish and steaks as well as the usual burgers, pasta and such. The steaks were very good as was the chicken. The wife does the serving while her husband oversees the kitchen. Very friendly and not crowded.

Thank newyorker59
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Muchas gracias por todo. La comida fue muy deliciosa. Nosotros disfrutamos esta noche. We had a great new years eve here! The food was delicous, the atmosphere cozy, the service friendly and welcoming. Thank you very much!

Thank Michael M
San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 7pm and found the restaurant somewhat empty with other four patrons. The ambience was nice and services were good, though the quality of the dishes vary for my gf and I. My "tierra" dish of chicken with coffee sauce was excellent and worth trying. On the other hand, my gf couldn't finish her "mar" dish because the... More 

Thank twworldtraveler
Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turns out the blue glace pattern on the rim of my granddaughter's pasta bowl was instead blue dye applied by the restaurant as an unannounced extra touch. Unfortunately it touched the sleeve of my granddaughter's special Costa Rica sloth print blouse, transferred to her sweater and white jeans, whereupon she advised my wife and I, in some alarm, that 'there... More 

Thank jamesmccolgan
Statham, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought it was pretty expensive for the food. Nice ambiance and all but the menu was way overpriced.

Thank enicholeLunc
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming restaurant, the hostess owner provided a very attentive service and explained the dishes. Both the fish dishes and meat dishes were commented highly by all our group of 12. Would highly recommend for well presented, delicious food and the high customer service at affordable prices.

Thank puffin_10
Amite, Louisiana
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This restaurant is on the second floor of a building overlooking downtown Santa Elena. The place is comfortable, relaxed, and offers a good view. The food is very good. The plates on which the food is served are decorated with food dyes and are very interesting. The place appears to be family-run. The family's children have the run of the... More 

Thank Mizzou_Engineer
Dresden, Germany
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurant experience in Costa Rica. Food is delicious and authentic. They fulfilled every individual wish. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank Martin L
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We had a delightful late-night meal here. The food and wine were both excellent, the view from this upper story restaurant was a nice twist, and the service was top-notch.

Thank Patience F
Spring, Texas
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148 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Stopped in for a lunch snack of ceviche. Fish was firm and fresh and the ceviche was a decent size although the chips were too few, had to ask for extra chips to finish off the ceviche. Price was approximately 5,000 colones per ceviche serving at this writing..

Thank Papito1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?