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“Big menu, great prices” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Princesa Marina

La Princesa Marina
Ranked #37 of 177 Restaurants in Alajuela
Cuisines: Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is for the ALAJUELA location.
Alajuela
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Big menu, great prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

The whole fried fish (pargo rojo) is excellent and their ceviche is the best I've had in Costa Rica. For families they have a huge menu and the waiters have mostly been there for years so they know their stuff. Recommended!

Berni

Visited June 2012
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Madison
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Great sea food in Alajuela. We order the whole fish (not stuffed) and ceviche. Both were excellent - the 5 year old also liked both and wanted more. Good value for the money.

Visited April 2012
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seattle
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fried food and weak drinks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

The restaurant is clean and the staff is courteous and helpful but the food wasn't so great. The seafood medley and lobster was rubbery. My breaded shrimp was chewy at best. Ordered a margarita and it as a sour mix. Edible, but nothing to encourage a second visit.

Visited April 2012
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Thank dmjm
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Longueuil, Canada
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223 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Great place for seafood in Alajuela”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Princesa Marina is actually a chain restaurant with quite a few locations in Costa Rica. This one is in Alajuela, right next to the church at the junction of Hwy 3. As its name indicates, it's basically a seafood place and my oh my do they do seafood! To give you an idea...they offer 12 different kinds of ceviche (marinated seafood)! Shrimps are also offered in at least 8 different ways. Various types of fish dishes are also on the menu, both fillets and whole, steamed, roasted or grilled...you name it! On weekends, this place is packed with locals coming in to enjoy the huge outdoor terrace. Service is rapid, friendly and totally efficient. If you want to experience typical Costarican seafood at more than fair prices, this is definitely the place...

  • Visited February 2012
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent whole fried fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

This place was recommended by our hotel owner. He told us to get the lobster if on special no sauce or the whole fried fish

Between 2 of us we ate an entire whole fried fish. It was yummy but needed a bit more seasoning - salt.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarawithanh
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