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“Good food nice deck”
Review of Marlin Bill's

Marlin Bill's
Ranked #28 of 82 Restaurants in Nosara
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: In business since 1994, Marlin Bill's offers guests of our open-air dining room panoramic views of Guiones, the ocean, and Costa Rica's world-famous sunsets, along with mouth-watering options from our eclectic menu of choice steaks, chops, fresh seafood, family fare, and dreamy desserts. Daily food and drink specials, and our ability to cater to large parties, make Marlin Bill's beloved by both visitors and locals.
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food nice deck”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Good food nice deck, I went there to get take out, did not dine in and the food was good wholesome food and it happened to be during a nigh time thunderstorm and the view was amazing. Well worth a try. Up on a hill over looking Playa Guiones right on the main drag. easy parking and easy to get to.

Visited June 2012
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Thank DavidRPalmer
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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hola, David! We're glad you enjoyed your Marlin Bill's take-out experience, brief though it was! We're also glad you enjoyed the view! We believe we have the best view in Guiones, aside from the beach, of course, and we're pleased you saw the beauty it offers, even during a thunderstorm. The next time you're in Guiones, we hope you'll join us for lunch or dinner with the full "Marlin Bill's sit-down experience." Until then, safe and happy travels! Pura vida!
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“The food was good.”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

This place was ok, we came for dinner but thought they were overpriced compared to the fantastic meal we had the night before at Kaya Sol so we just had appetizers and left. I imagine they charge a premium because they are in the guide book. The appetizers were good so I can't really complain. The service was a bit cold.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank TXtourst
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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hola! We're glad you enjoyed your appetizers, but we are so sorry that your experience with Marlin Bill's was not an entirely positive one. We pride ourselves on not just MEETING the expectations of our guests, but EXCEEDING them in every way possible, and as you can see from many of the reviews other guests have posted, we feel we usually succeed in that endeavor. We also feel that, while our prices may be a bit higher than cafes and other restaurants that offer more regional cuisine, they are in line with other fine dining establishments, which, like Marlin Bill's, offer guests special selections such as fresh seafood, prime steaks like our NY strip, and even lobsters, on occasion. Regardless, though, we're disappointed that you were less than happy with your experience, and we hope you will visit us, again, to let us show you why we're (usually) a favorite of locals and visitors, alike. Thank you for your feedback! Happy travels! Pura vida!
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Washington, DC
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's as money as two tickets to paradise”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Been to Playa Guilones twice- Marlin Bills at least ten times. No better view of sunset save for the beach itself. Great burgers, excellent fish (they only serve freshly caught), and the wait staff is both on point and friendly. Went three times this last trip- had 3 different servers, 3 different meals, and left each time completely satisfied. Ill be back to Playa Guilones and Marlin Bills guaranteed. It's a first-rate experience.

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Thank GoodTimeDavis
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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hola! We're thrilled that you're so satisfied with your Marlin Bill's experiences! We love to hear that we're living up to the high expectations we set for ourselves, and are making sure our guests leave happy, whether they're a one-time visitor to the Guiones area, or a repeat-guest, like you, whom we're happy to have as part of our Marlin Bill's "family." We look forward to the next time you visit us! Until then, safe travels! Pura vida!
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Europe
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497 reviews
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“Good food, rushed service”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Had a lovely meal but service was very rushed. Had to chase down server a few times. Wine is reasonably priced and the view is gorgeous.

Visited December 2012
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Thank intlwanderlust
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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hola! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal, appreciated our spectacular view, and felt our wine selection was well-priced, but we're terribly sorry you felt our service was rushed! We pride ourselves on making our guests feel special, and are disappointed to learn we didn't meet our standards on your visit. The next time you come to Playa Guiones, we hope you will visit us, again, and let us show you Marlin Bill's at our best! Safe travels! Pura vida!
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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“Top American style”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Everything's excellent, with portions big enough to share and one of the few places including salad free with your entree. Always an interesting wine special and a to-die-for brownie-a la mode desert

Visited December 2012
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Thank Edward K
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MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Hola, Edward! Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, and that we were able to provide you with food and wine selections you felt were excellent! We try very hard to offer our guests excellence in all areas- food, libations, and service- and are always happy to hear that we met our goal of providing a top-notch experience! We hope to see you, again! Until then, safe travels! Pura vida!
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