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“Great Food and Service”

El Banco de los Mariscos
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Phone: 2269-9090
New York City, New York
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166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Ate at El Banco de Los Mariscos twice while in Heredia (Santa Barbara) while staying at Finca Rosa Blanca Inn.It was recommended by Toto at the front desk and our tour guide, Manolo. For dinner we sat outside and had the nicest waiter who spoke no English. Between our little Spanish and his trying so hard to help us with the menu we ended up eating a delicious three course meal. The ceviche is absolutely the best!!! The arroz con camerones (rice with shrimp) and filet ajillo were so delicious. The desserts of tres leches and coconut flan were also winners. The waiter showed me how the Ticos drink agua con gas (club soda), pouring in a tiny amount of salt and squeezing in fresh lime juice (they actually cut up the fruit in four pieces). We loved the place so much we went back for lunch two days later. Go here if you are in Heredia (Santa Barbara) !!!

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“worth every penny”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

At last a good local seafood restaurant with fresh food at very reasonable prices. Very good selection of local fish. A bit of difficulty in ordering if you don't know Spanish.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Rochelle2602
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a waste...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I really loved Costa Rican seafood but this place was a disaster. We ordered a sea bass filet with avocado and it came buried under cheese and drenched in oil. We couldn't even taste the fish! Unfortunately, this was a waste of time, money, and the opportunity to enjoy one of the many better places.

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2 Thank katiek0
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Best fish in costa rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

They have the best whole fish fried with no bones. The staff is very good and on the ball. The restaurant is got a lot of open air and plenty of room.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Ray W
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Newark, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Great place, it was full but the service is quite quick and good. Nice environment, we are coming back again for sure.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Laura G
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