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Mary's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Pizza, Seafood, 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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manchester, UK
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We shared a pizza and salad here, and both were very good. The pizza seemed homemade and was just about large enough for 2 people. The menu is a mixture of specials and pizza, which hopefully indicates that food is prepared fresh and when available. The only down side is that the prices are on the high side, so like... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great fresh interesting dishes. Nice atmosphere and Erika took great care of us. We ordered the octopus dish which was cooked perfectly. The only issue was it came with beans that had some sort of animal bone which as we are pescatarian's that was a bit upsetting. So if you are a vegetarian be sure to inquiry since the menu... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, it looks like a hole in the wall dive. It's not. Step through the door, and you find a very clean, ample, well-kept and well-thought out space. I had the seared tuna--it was fresh, high-quality and delicious. We also had goat cheese and pepperoni pizza. It was outstanding!!! If you're in this area, there aren't all that many restaurants... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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
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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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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
Pizza, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?