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“Over priced, Americanized food in an artificially local atmosphere.”
Review of Marie's Restaurant

Marie's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Let me preface by saying that Marie's is likely a great place to eat and socialize for the less adventurous traveler. If you typically visit All-Inclusives and upscale hotels, Marie's is likely perfect. If you, like us seek out hole in the wall, back alley eateries where people exclusively speak the local language and other Westerners are a rare sight, look elsewhere.

I don't even remember what we ordered...some kind of seafood dish that was adequately prepared and nicely presented, but not memorable. What I do remember is that it was the most expensive ticket that we had in our week in CR.

Marie's is at an open air, thatched roof area inland of the sea but right in the middle of Playa Flamingos tourist center, making it convenient for almost anyone staying in the area. The atmosphere was nice but obviously influenced by money and lacked the local flare that we loved about so many of the open air beach restaurants.

If staying in Playa Flamingo and looking for low key local, look elsewhere.

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

We really enjoyed this dish here AND the free WiFi. We were told to go here for breakfast, but never made it. We definitely go back. The service is awesome as they noticed my fear of wasps and were willing to go to battle for me :-)

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Thank SMJ08
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

This place is the best in the area. Amazingly delicious and fresh seafood for lunch and dinner. We ended up eating at Maries 5 days in a row because the food was truly delicious and the prices were right. Order the whole red snapper with patacones-plantains and salad... absolutely the best we ever had, we tried everywhere in other areas of Costa Rica by the sea and nowhere we could find anything like it! We love Marie and we would go back next time in the area.

Thank Ana-Santorini099
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We really liked Marie's Restaurant and went there quite often. Their breakfast is highly recommendable - we enjoyed it much more than what they offered us at our nearby hotel and the prices were far more reasonable.
Dinner is good as well - we liked the tuna but the other dishes are just as good. They offer free WiFi and it was far more reliable than the one in our hotel (Flamingo Beach Resort).

Thank GreatPac
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very limited on the selection of entrees as it was their slow period. Had the fish and chips and both of us got sick and was laid up for a day.

Thank Marianne0323
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