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“Average at best”
Review of Marina Marina - CLOSED

Marina Marina
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Rio de Janeiro
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

I was excited to go the Marina Marina since it had such good reviews.
My husband and I went on a weekday at 1 PM. The restaurant was empty. We tried to order two of the appetizers (one was prawns and the other a meat dish) and they had neither.
We ordered a beef turnover which was good, but nothing special.
We ended up ordering a slow-roasted pork sandwich which came with fries. Everything was good, though the sandwich was a little drier than we had expected.
The service was painfully slow and overall I was unimpressed with the cost/benefit of the restaurant.
The price ended up being $50 for one appetizer, two sandwiches and two cokes.
I would not return and wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Riomaravilha
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
toronto
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

My husband and I went here for dinner as it was so highly ranked on Trip advisor. The food was very good, clean restaurant and very nice decor. Trouble was that we were the only ones in the restaurant except 2 other people, which mad the restaurant rather sad and devoid of any atmosphere.. It may be a better place for lunch. Right next to a great super market if you need anything whatsoever.

Visited April 2012
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Thank exploraToronto
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Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“We will go again and again”
Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

We dined at Marina Marina again this year when back in Panama, and we are so glad we did. Everything was just right - food, wine, service, price.

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1 Thank PKMArizona
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Berlin
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best spot in Panama for delicious hamburgers!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We were looking for a place which had good, thick hamburgers with all the trimmings, and we found this in this restaurant, which is tucked in the corner of a small shopping center close to our hotel. They were cooked to perfection, in Latin American they tend to overcook the meat, but these were moist and medium rare, as we ordered. Bread was soft and tasted fresh. We also ordered Margaritas and they were perfectly prepared, a fine restaurant for a quick lunch before going shopping at the Mall which is not too far away.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Hans W
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An unrivalled dinner experience”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The value that Marina Marina offers is unparalleled. This is a restaurant that can compete with any in Panama and is able to offer an affordable dining experience at a high level of quality.
The dining room itself is elegant and bright and the service staff is efficient and helpful. We had the corvina and the steak, both were prepared to perfection. No complaints from our table, as we loved it! Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Janice R
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