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Marlin Restaurant

Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1134
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had walked from our hotel along the beach and found ourselves here. Was a lovely respite from the morning heat and we were served very quickly. Plenty of seating and view of the ocean and handy for those walking up to visit the national...More

Thank Whitlam H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I liked the food. The Tuna was fresh and the server said the fisherman sitting at the bar just caught it 2 hours ago. I had the tuna steak and my husband had the casado de bistek. It was good.

Thank Niknik_121514
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I feel like a "tourist tax" has been imposed on the area close to the park. The location is certainly convenient, but the sounds of traffic and poorly-mufflered motorcycles definitely detracts from the open-air ambience. You can see the playa if you get a front...More

Thank Janomac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch after a visit to Manuel Antonia beach. The place was a little crowded but they fit us in. The service was fast and the sea food was very good. We had their grilled fish tacos, ceviche and other appetizers....More

Thank Anthony066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had a great menu, atmosphere, and happy hour specials, and very good service and views to go with it!

Thank Ethan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. The staff were wonderful with our very young family and went out of their way to accommodate them. We loved the cocktails and the food was excellent. Great value for money and a lovely experience right on the beach. It doesn't...More

Thank TravellingGecko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to Marlin from the beach for lunch. They were able to seat our party of 12 right away - great food and service. No A/C - it is a little hot.

1  Thank solarana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the local Grupa (not sure of the spelling) fish with vegetables and rosemary potatoes. We were given a choice of sauce and chose a lime one. I don't say this lightly but the meal was delicious. We also asked for a lemonade...More

1  Thank Ann-Marie_Skill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our Manuel Antonio tour guide. Food was delicious. I had nachos and my son had hamburger. However, my sons wallet was stolen out of my purse. Although the restaurant has cameras and they pulled the video that showed...More

Thank LAB7157
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This restaurant seemed like the "hot spot" to be. It sits on a corner and has a nice view of the beach across the street.

Thank Marcia H
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I was living in Costa Rica in 2014, and I had this shot made that tasted like watermelon and was green with a pink liquid top. I have been trying to search to see what goes in this shot, can someone help me with the ingredients please? Estaba viviendo en Costa Rica en 2014 , y que había hecho este tiro que sabía como la sandía y era verde con una tapa líquido rosado . He estado tratando de buscar para ver lo que pasa en esta foto , alguien me puede ayudar con los ingredientes por favor?
5 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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