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Mar Luna Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish
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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We got whole fried snapper. Very good, fresh. There was a street dog that was running around the restaurant, I gave him a little rice off my plate, curled up by my feet and was my bff for the rest of the night. Mosquitos. Cannot enjoy the view after dark. Parking right in front with watchman.

Thank meg r
Jamestown, New York
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We arrived after dark, but the view was impressive from our hotel a few doors down, so we can assume its great from here too. Saw a thunderstorm over the water as we ate. The service was good and the food was tasty. We started with shrimp ceviche and had the seafood for 2 special, with a whole snapper, 2... More 

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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I had the mixed seafood plate which was not worth the money. Texture was ok, but it seemed they didn't use any spices, seasoning was non-existant. Prices in the menu excluded service fee and taxes.

Thank Steffen J
London, Canada
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

First time heard and very impressive! Wonderful staff, perfect ocean view and Sunday evening gay gathering! Good happy hour, and then settling down with friends for dinner! Full fish dinner was great, but very impressed with the pescado cadado...by far the best! Even a tropical thunderstorm to wrap up the dinner!

Thank David H
Quepos, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Always worth a visit here for the freshest seafood dishes. They offer surf and turf and we always start out with their Margaritas. Whether at the bar or in the dining room service is always Terrific

Thank Quepos F
Sulphur, Louisiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here our first night in Costa Rica and it was absolutely amazing. The seafood was so fresh and seasoned to perfection. It was an awesome, laid back environment we'd visit again.

Thank ctheriotv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and scenery. We had beef tenderloin with shrimp. Big shrimp. Bigger than the Gulf shrimp and nachos

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Orange Park, Florida
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808 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little place with a beautiful view that was recommended by a local and it was across the street from our hotel. We were a group of 11 people and the wait to get dinner was over an hour and the place was empty when we got there. They have happy hour between 5 pm and 11 pm with two... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place on a recommendation. It didn't disappoint. There weren't too many people when we were seated but by the time we ordered the place filled up! The seafood platter for 2 was amazing! Lobster tails, jumbo shrimp, while red snapper...perfect cooked and delicious. It was also happy hour and the drinks were refreshing.

Thank mrsdrjvp
North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Mar Luna the first night we arrived in Manuel and it was absolutely fantastic!! The setting of the restaurant is gorgeous, and we caught amazing views of the sunset. The food was also some of the best I've had here. I had grilled chicken with rice and beans and it compares to nothing I've had anywhere else.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: 27775107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?