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“Good service and food”

Marino Ballena Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 47 Restaurants in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: The best ambience in Uvita, in the Southern Pacific Costa Rica. It's a ranch style restaurant, no doors, spacious, ideal for groups, families and tourist alike. International couisine and typical Costa Rica food.
Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good service and food”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

We rolled into town very late one night. Even though, the kitchen was technically closed, they went out of their way to open it up for us to eat. The food was good, beer was ice cold and service was friendly.

Visited December 2013
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Leura, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant experience”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We visited the Restaurante Marino Ballena on several occasions during our stay in Uvita. We found the food very nice, the servings are generous and the service is exceptional. The prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Dakina888
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Uvita, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A home away from home away from home.”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

An awesome family owned restaurant that makes you feel welcome and at home immediately. The staff are amazing and freindly. The food is very good with large portions. Try their casados and seafood plates. Clean and fresh. I've lived in Uvita for 3 plus years now, and I always find myself coming here time and again. Want to change it up a little, just ask, no problem. A great venue in a great town. As a retired chef, I am happy to have Marino Ballena in town.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good portions of tasty food.”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This restaurant has a nice appearance, the food was tasty and plentiful, with a wide selection to choose from, and the waiter was very efficient and welcoming. Good value for money and offered more than just your standard main course in Costa Rica.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Lindsay C
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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“OK.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Food was good, nothing outstanding. Noisy and hot. Close to highway. We are an older couple so we like a quieter atmosphere away from traffic noises. Fans but no air conditioning which is fine if you happen to be able to sit near one.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank VivianLeslie10
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