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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

££ - £££
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was really very good. I had the very large fijita meal and it cost 15500 colones which my bank statement says is about $38 Canadian. Totally worth it. I had a late lunch and did't need to buy dinner cause I was still full. One of my drivers suggested I go to this place and I am... More 

Thank Kimberly L
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as part of a tour with Exodus. 15 of us for dinner. The presentation was exceptional and the food delicious. A delightful restaurant with very friendly staff and family atmosphere.

Thank waller7
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to us by another local restaurant, Mar y Tierra was the best dinner we had in several days in St. Elena. Situated in a casual and cozy, yet elegant, space above a bakery in downtown St. Elena, Mar y Tierra offered sophisticated service, an excellent selection of wines (they cover the walls), and delicious fresh fish (sea bass and... More 

Thank aliceg59
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here as part of a tour group for dinner one night. We all had a very enjoyable evening in this restaurant with good food, drinks and atmosphere. Service was friendly and we all agreed that it was one of the nicest places we ate in on our tour around Costa Rica.

Thank Lauren R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ducked into this restaurant after reading the menu posted in a stairway. It's on the second floor of a building, a bit tucked away from the main section of town. The balcony had a great view, the interior was tastefully decorated, and the service was perfect. We started with the cheese plate. All of the cheeses were excellent, and... More 

Thank Traveler324K
Bacliff, Texas
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Menú has many selections. I opted for the chicken fajitas an my spouse had the shrimp spaghetti. Good portions an both prepared well. The fajitas were average and wish I had gone the Mar route. Not much atmosphere, but Atenas restaurants really are more patios diners.

Thank Mdegerman
new york new york
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A broader menu than most with both fish and steaks as well as the usual burgers, pasta and such. The steaks were very good as was the chicken. The wife does the serving while her husband oversees the kitchen. Very friendly and not crowded.

Thank newyorker59
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Muchas gracias por todo. La comida fue muy deliciosa. Nosotros disfrutamos esta noche. We had a great new years eve here! The food was delicous, the atmosphere cozy, the service friendly and welcoming. Thank you very much!

Thank Michael M
San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 7pm and found the restaurant somewhat empty with other four patrons. The ambience was nice and services were good, though the quality of the dishes vary for my gf and I. My "tierra" dish of chicken with coffee sauce was excellent and worth trying. On the other hand, my gf couldn't finish her "mar" dish because the... More 

Thank twworldtraveler
Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Turns out the blue glace pattern on the rim of my granddaughter's pasta bowl was instead blue dye applied by the restaurant as an unannounced extra touch. Unfortunately it touched the sleeve of my granddaughter's special Costa Rica sloth print blouse, transferred to her sweater and white jeans, whereupon she advised my wife and I, in some alarm, that 'there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: 2645-6111

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