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La Princesa Marina

££ - £££
Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
24337117
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Today
11:00 - 22:25
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

maybe the best shrimp in Costa Rica, we have never had a seafood soup or the shrimp as in the La Princesa Marina, great service too

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Thank Paul C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Administration here is very different than the one is Sabana, service was sort of ok but too noisy & the ceviche is half the size than the one in Sabana

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Thank Tica1956
Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Several years have passed since my last visit to this restaurant. I ordered the jumbo shrimp plate with mashed potatoes and salad. Had a beer then remember a good blackberry drink and ordered one to go. Still good quality shrimp and tasty. I did send the plate because I like my food very hot and the plate was luke warm.... More 

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Thank BigDogPanama
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We went here to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint! All of the food was excellent. Our server, Daniel, was polite and courteous without hovering. We got a special price on a bottle of wine for my birthday. The cream of shrimp soup was amazing!! My husband had a shrimp cocktail which was excellent and came with a... More 

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Thank MrsCarolineH
Grecia, Costa Rica
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We took the bus from Grecia and got off right at the intersection where La Princesa Marina is located. Our waiter, Daniel, was very attentive and helpful while we perused the huge menu (it's much bigger than what they have on their website). I told him we were there to celebrate my wife's birthday and we got a special deal... More 

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Thank Pineguy
San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I went to lunch and bought a rice with shrimp, the waiter failed to explain prices and ended up paying a lot for a meal of very low quality. The rice was undercooked, very small and badly cooked shrimp. Finally, the lemonade was awful

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Thank Rodo_Alfaro
Escazu, San Jose
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

NOT where I'd go for Seafood as I've been to 2 of them now & they felt like a lower end Denny's for seafood & it wasn't even that tasty (based on MY taste buds - but you may have a different experience - it's all good!!). LOTS of locals there though.

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Thank SarongGoddess
Drake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Great!!! Lobster Cream and Ceviche are fully recommended!!!! I have gone to the one in Moravia and the one in Alajuela for a long time, quality is still the same.

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Thank Johnnpo
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

There are a number of 'Princessa Marina's in The San Jose area, all good value, all good service & often you will get an offer in the form of cheap vodka, beer, etc. (Be sure to ask as they may forget to tell you). Bario San Jose (4 miles outside Alajuela) location is on a bustling junction. Shrimps great &... More 

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I ate here with friend and we were both very pleased. The food was great and the service was excellent. Well worth a visit any time. The dining room is large and open air.

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Thank Bill B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:25
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:25
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:25
Thursday
11:00 - 22:25
Friday
11:00 - 22:25
Saturday
11:00 - 22:25
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: 24337117
Description
This is for the ALAJUELA location.

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