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Mary's Restaurant

3km South Of The Crossroads, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0153
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (41 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Pizza, South American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
3km South Of The Crossroads, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Anyone who visits the Mal Pais area must eat at this restaurant! You will not be disappointed. From the great pizza to the fresh catch of the day, everything is delicious. The daily specials are always fantastic. One of the best Mojitos in town. Whenever...More

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I vacation in Mal Pais every year, and I've been eating here off and on for years. While it's had its share of ups and downs, this most recent trip was stellar. I stayed in Mal Pais for 3 weeks and ate there several times...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The owner catered our wedding in December and the food was so incredible, fresh, and innovative that we brought the entire wedding party to the restaurant the following night. The emphasis here is on fresh ingredients which nearly all come from their own personal farm...More

Thank Reno622
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I travel to the area often and rarely miss the chance to eat a meal at Mary's. The menu changes with the catch of the day, and I think we have eaten something different each visit. I love the charater and charm, and the service...More

1  Thank Naomi350
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We went to Mary's twice while in Mal Paid, first time because of good recommendations and we liked the philisophy - homegrown etc. I had shrimps in peanut sauce and my friend had pizza - both were outstanding and we would have given the place...More

Thank luxingzhe
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We enjoyed the pizza very much. Service.was okay. Four stars for the food. If visiting during the green season, may not be open every night.

Thank DaveK063
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The focus here is on local and organic food, which I really enjoyed while traveling. Everything we had was very fresh and tasty, and I highly recommend it!

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 6 April 2013

The pizza we got at Mary's might have been on the top list of pizzas we ever had, and dorada dinner was excellent, but the service was far from satisfactory. Our waitress has failed to serve orange juice to the little one after two reminders,...More

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Good food here, mostly grown or reared locally on Mary's farm. Bit of a trek out of Santa Teresa into Mal Pais if you don't have your own transport, but worth the trip. And taxis are not expensive. Recommended.

Thank PerfectFootprint
Reviewed 6 March 2013

While I am used to the slow pace of dining while in Mal Pais, our waitress was more interested in flirting with another patron before and after taking our order rather than serving us our meal. We could not get a second beverage, or dessert,...More

Thank kayday1991
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3km South Of The Crossroads, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0153
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