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Mary's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, Pizza, South American, Costa Rican
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Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0153
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Canton, Michigan
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Mal Pais many times and have been to Mary's many times over the years. This visit was utterly disturbing. Mary's has more than doubled their prices and cut their menu in half. To say that this is over priced would be putting it mildly. You can get twice the value and great food just a mile or... More 

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Thank Matthew B
malpais
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great food, fun people , nice place !! Good place to hang out and listen to life music, always fresh fish , great chefs!!

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kevmac10
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We started out at a loud beach bar restaurant and weren't feeling it so we decided to try Mary's. We had driven by there earlier in the day and thought it looked interesting but they didn't serve lunch. When we arrived that night the place was empty and I thought uh oh not a good sign. Boy was I wrong.... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We loved Mary's. Food is good, drinks are great and they have 2 pool tables which kept the kids awake while waiting for our order. Very low key, relaxing and friendly restaurant. Feels like a Mal Pais neighborhood restaurant. Cool spot.

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London, UK
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

The kids both had pizza which was cooked in a wood fired oven and was apparently very tasty. I had fish (that I can't recall the name of but was similar in taste and texture to monkfish). The portion was enormous and it was very well cooked. My wife had prawns which were huge and the portion consisted of 14... More 

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Thank RSE2
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Alex, the chef and owner catered our wedding offsite. We were extremely pleased with his attention to detail and wonderful cuisine. We had special requests of items and he nailed them. Ex: Spanish tortilla was a hit amongst several Spanish guests. His menu was very creative and well executed. Alex was very mindful of working with our budget as well... More 

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Thank Jime V
Loveland, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Mary's Restaurant is s great local restaurant and has great pizza but also has great seafood specials. Only open certain nights it's worth fitting in to your vacation. They grow the food they serve. Being gluten and lactose intolerant, I can eat the pizza here because the ingredients are fresh and grown and made in Costa Rica!! Yay!!! Pizza!!!

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Thank Jenmonk
Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a local bar that does excellent food. The service was friendly and the steak was delicious. Also had ceviche which was enormous, definitely one between two is plenty.

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Thank Sandra N
Toronto, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Had a great seafood dinner at Mary's! Had red snapper filet made to perfection! Fish tacos to start! Great ambiance- they have two pool tables if you want to play a few rounds!

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Thank Mdawidowicz
Asheville, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Had a very nice dinner. We both had the fresh catch red snapper which was a lot of food, included potatoes, vegetables and salad along with a generous portion of red snapper. Would have skipped the salad first because too much food for me, but it was good also. Service was good and friendly.

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Thank J W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Pizza, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0153

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