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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
07:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Our family arrived in two groups at one table. My sister was about to order after the rest of us were served. The waiter was not particularly pleasant to us but was outright rude to my sister and her husband making us all uncomfortable. We all left as quickly as we could. The food itself was mediocre, in small portions,... More 

Thank John L
Miamisburg, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The fish sandwich and ribs were very good. Staff was a little slow but you're in Costa Rica. To be expected. Drinks were good but beer wasn't very cold.

Thank Steven S
Portsmouth, England
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145 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We came here after a six hour drive from Monteverde. I must admit I was a little grumpy as the journey had been long and tiring and it was super hot, but received a fried fly welcome here and good food and cold lemonade and beer which lifted my mood. My son particularly enjoyed the chicken and rice. They also... More 

1 Thank rachwilko
San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Been coming here for about 12 years already and the restaurant has been consistent with its servings. The food has good portions and nice flavors. The view from the restaurant is great in all senses.

Thank mjhvanrossum
Lethbridge, Canada
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We had lunch here during our stay in Manuel Antonio. Nice setting on a corner of the main street near the entrance to the National Park. The restaurant has open air seating and it was quite busy when we were there. We ordered a cheese burger with fries and a chicken strips appetizer which we shared. The food was very... More 

Thank giddles2
Monroe, North Carolina
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191 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stepped in after visiting Manuel Antonio National Park to avoid the rain. What a good decision! The view across to the Pacific is great and the food is just as good. We loved the open air seating. The staff was friendly and the service was excellent.

Thank UCanTrustMe1953
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Recommended to us by our hotel but frankly not worth the trip. Our meals were average and very expensive for such poor quality. We both ordered steak sandwiches but what came out was definitely not steak, it tasted like tinned stewed beef. While we were there three groups came in and sat down before promptly leaving after reading the menu.... More 

Thank Andrea T
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Recommended to us by Nicholas, our private tour guide from the park. We were very happy with the choice! (Lunch with cocktails for four: $141.00) The Mahi-Mahi and jumbo shrimp with garlic and lemon butter sauce was exceptional and cooked to perfection. My husband had the beef tenderloin which he enjoyed with the small exception that it was more rare... More 

Thank klynnega
Whitehorse, Canada
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We had lunch and dinner at the Marlin. The restaurant is right across from Manuel Antonio beach #3 - a very busy intersection great for people watching. Food is very good with a specialization in seafood. We had the fish tacos, and casados plate which were both good size portions and tasty. We enjoyed the seafood platter special for dinner... More 

Thank KobyCanada
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We came here for lunch after a visit to the park. It is only a short walk from the entrance/exit, and has a fantastic location on the beach. We had a seafood platter from the specials menu which was huge and nearly fed all of us!

Thank Afrigogo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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?