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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

$$ - $$$Latin, Seafood,
Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6111
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“cheese plate” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (13 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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31 - 40 of 135 reviews

Reviewed January 3, 2017

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
Reviewed December 31, 2016 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
Reviewed December 31, 2016 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...More

Thank twworldtraveler
Reviewed December 29, 2016

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...More

Thank jamesmccolgan
Reviewed December 27, 2016

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

Thank enicholeLunc
Reviewed December 16, 2016

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...More

Thank puffin_10
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...More

Thank Mizzou_Engineer
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
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
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...More

Thank Papito1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 6111
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