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“Best Restaurant in Playa Flamingo”
Review of Mar Y Sol Restaurant - CLOSED

Mar Y Sol Restaurant
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 3 May 2012

This is the best restaurant in Playa Flamingo. It is very close to the Flamingo Beach Resort- they will pick you up from the hotel if you call, it is right up the hill.

For cocktails, the Mojito is to die for- fresh lime juice and mint- not the crappy mix- not too sweet, just right.

The presentation of the food was "WOW- where am I?"- it was pure art. My wife had the tuna tartare and loved it. I had the blackened swordfish and it was so fresh and cooked perfectly.

The molten chocolate cake was awesome.

If you do one special dinner during your stay- this is the place. If you have two- here and Carlos Y Carlos.

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Thank GeoScoes
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

If you are in the Tamarindo/Flamingo area, it is a must to go here. Plan to arrive a little after 5pm and have a seat in the lounge to watch the sunset from the deck located about 400 feet above the Pacific and watch a magnificent sunset. After the sunset go downstairs and have a great meal. The dessert of Bananas Foster is to die for. The cons are that it is expensive. So if you want to go out for a special occasion, this is the place.

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Thank cjdalydublin
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

The upstairs lounge offers one of the most amazing views of all three of the local beaches: Flamingo, Brasilito, and Conchal. Went with friends for drinks and enjoyed a spectacular sunset. Make sure to get there around 5pm so as not to miss the sunset.

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Thank AccurateInfoCR
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

We went here at night, but even still this place has a great view. We hiked up the hill, and there was no wait and it wasn't that busy. The breadsticks were just ok, but the sauce they are served with is very delish. I got the sea bass with parmesan risotto and it was fantastic. My husband had the pork belly and that was also very tasty and perfectly cooked. The best part of dinner was the homemade coconut ice cream. It's a must have! Overall, it's expensive but worth it if you are looking for an upscale dinner with amazing food.

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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Start your evening upstairs, settle into a sofa by the rail and order a passion fruit mojito, or two. Enjoy the sunset, then head down for the best food in the area, if not the province. Excellent, well prepared fish. Steak skewers dusted in ground coffee beans were surprisingly fine. Service was attentive yet not overbearing.

The restaurant is hard to find if you are driving, on the right with a poorly marked sign, up a steep road. Valet parking makes it easy once you arrive. prices were high for Guanacaste, but not for what you get. Would be twice the price back home. A truly memorable evening, highly recommended.

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Thank Hencat
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