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Jardin marino

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0934
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Marietta, GA
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Ate at Marino several times and kept going back. Their 'typical' meal is excellent and the atmosphere and service are pleasant. Not a fancy restaurant just very well done. Right on the main street across from the Outback. Open air and welcoming.

Thank JohnC44
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, right on the Main Street in Samara, Jardin Marino is a solid choice for typical Costa Rican fare. The ceviche mixto was good, although I don't love the inclusion of octopus. A bit on the expensive side for typical...but on par with the other places we ran across in Samara. On a separate note - it probably... More 

Thank 303Shan
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We just arrived here after sunset on New Years. The place we stay at only accept cash. We discovered both ATMs in town to be without money. The 1st restaurant we went to (because of the reviews on TA) was closed. So were our 2nd and 3rd choices. One restaurant on the beach told us their kitchen just closed 9:15pm.... More 

Thank JLotz
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place was pretty budget friendly compared to other places near the beach. The food was great! The staff was friendly!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oakville, Ontario
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This sister -brother operation offers very tasty local offerings our family had three different casados and a a shrimp/rice dish. All were delicious. Very reasonably priced.

Thank garkar
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here when we arrived in Samara. I was glad that I read the Tripadvisor reviews because it was really a gem. The food was very good and the staff was very nice and friendly . Food was very affordable and we were happy. Definitely much better than hotel food! Will go again!

Thank OMD_10
Washington State
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great portions and food for our family of five. This is a nice family-run spot that is family friendly. Solid Tico cuisine. We had two dinners and a lunch here, mostly casados. Extra fun when there's a soccer game on TV.

Thank chesterjibowitz
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Jardin Marino was the first restaurant we ate at when we arrived in Sámara. They serve Costa Rican specialties and the food is served hot and fresh! Spotlessly clean and very well priced. We ate here several times during our stay and enjoyed it each and every time!!

Thank 2pupps
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Local place, casual atmosphere, very clean and the food was amazing. After one meal there my bf and I were hooked, we had all remaining lunches and dinner there (we had 4 different meals each and we loved everything we had. Highly recommend the red snapper and the sauteed jumbo garlic shrimp ...the steak (aka bistec) was phenomenal too! A... More 

Thank pic-y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We ate here the night we arrived in Samara. We were exhausted but dying for our favorite CR dish, cosado. Jardin Marino didn't disappoint. My grouper was fresh & delicious and my husband's steak was cooked perfectly. Nothing fancy but just what we have come to love in Costa Rica.

Thank Meigan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0934

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