Marlintinis Restaurant & Bar in Manuel Antonio offers some of the best Service and an Exquisite dining experience in Manuel Antonio.  The staff is the most attentive you will find serving an array of Fresh Ingredient Martinis to complement the fresh seafood selections and probably the best beef selections found in Costa Rica.  Owners Samuel and Leanne are there everynight doing table visits and assuring their guests of the finest of dining experiences.  Anglers are invited to bring in their catch to have the Chef prepare which he does an outstanding job from fresh Mahi Ceviche to fish fingers to Mozzarella stuffed Dorado with a lemon butter.    The setting is open air nestled in the rain forest with a nightly showing of monkeys, sloths and other wild life.  Live Music is offered on Wednesday nights.  This is a must visit while in Manuel Antonio Area

La Hacienda -The food was incredibly fresh and tasty. Great ambiance hosted by Alana and Geoff, the owners of this fantastic place to eat. The mix grill for meat lovers and the mahi-mahi fish as well as the tuna carpaccio for vegetarian are recommended. Great place to eat well in Manuel Antonio.

The Marlin Restaurant is also recommended.  Try the pasta with camarones (shrimp) for lunch ... huge plate full, at quite reasonable price ... shrimp were huge.  The fish sandwich is super too.  For breakfast try a "special" pancake that mixes strawberries and bananas in the batter.  They were outstanding!  Downstairs has a nice view of the beach.  The local bus stop is right in front, as are street vendors.  Tables have wonderful unbrellas to protect you from the sun if you want.  You can hear the surf rolling in.  Great food, nice ambiance, wonderful mix of tourists and ticos.  In the evening, it's a good place to kick back and have a drink or a cerveza Imperial!  Next door is a nice "internet" service where you can check your e-mail for $1 per hour, or less for shorter amounts of time.  Marlin is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Manuel Antonio.

For some more interesting options, take a look at the Manuel Antonion National Park website's restaurant listings.