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Mar Luna Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mar Luna has a rustic ambiance, every plate of food was great, and the service was friendly and pleasant. Definitely a place to save to go back to

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mar Luna was right by where we were staying in Manuel Antonio, and it has great views and you can catch some cool looking birds while you catch lunch. I heard at sunset it is beautiful, but we did not go during the evenings unfortunately! Food was decent - nothing too memorable, but still very tasty and everything seemed fresh.... More 

Thank Jennifer Y
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Defiantly somewhere you need to go while in Manuel Antonio - the open restaurant seems quite average from the outside but as you walk up the twirling stairs and arrive to the top your hit with an amazing view! We arrived just before sunset and were sat down straight away - be aware that when we left around 7.30 there... More 

Thank hollychristie20
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing exceptional but nothing really bad either. Ordered the snapper/lobster/prawn platter for two ( $70 ) and it was good but not $70 good.... maybe nearer $50. No AC, a little buggy, not much decor and no view at night. Can't recommend or not recommend.

Thank GeoBoz
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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 

Thank annika_lucky13
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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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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, 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?