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Marlin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1134
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Austin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this place and one of the better breakfasts in M.A. The sport fishing trip manager, Lewis always assist in recommending the entrees and juice.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you don't want to venture too far and take the bus up the hill towards Quepos, Marlin is the main choice left. Always busy, from breakfast to dinner. The staff is pleasant and efficient. As I might have said in other reviews, the menu is apparently extensive but finally offers what you'll probably find elsewhere around Manuel Antonio. Except... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice during our trip. They have a good selection of cocktails to drink after you have watched the sunset go down on the adjoining beach. Portions are very generous and most of our group had starters instead of a main course. Do be aware that the menu does state at the bottom 10% sales tax is not included so... More 

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Thank sou301
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of fresh food options with a great beach view. They're not lying when they say it's the best Sangria in town! Great place for lunch after a visit in the National Park

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a chicken sandwich, which was very good. Hubby's meal was good. Service was great. Had been a long day so it was a nice, quick, quiet dinner. Will go back, for sure!

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Thank Kipswife
Delta, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best feature is that the restaurant is located right across the beach.. good for sunset watching. The downside is that it's very noisy, the small road along the beach is packed with busses, cars and commercial vehicles that serve the area, traffic comes often to a standstill. We just went for appetizers and the food was good. Prices are basically... More 

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Thank monika S
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica and this was one of the best meals we had. The mahi mahi was very fresh and the butter sauce was delicious. The fish was cooked just right--not overdone as too often is the case. My husband had the arroz con pollo, also very tasty. We enjoyed happy hour drinks, too. Service was... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. Good beer and right across from the beach. Had their blackened grouper. It was to die for.

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Thank thanks4thefish
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view and can still see chairs on beach while enjoying the nice quality meal. Great service and the outdoor dining is great too.

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Thank Dakeita R
Lakefield, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located across the street from the beach and the turn into Manuel Antonio Park. I ordered the Tuna and my wife had the whole fried fish. Both were excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 1134

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