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Marlin Restaurant

€€ - €€€, Seafood,
Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1134
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (41 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I ordered a mangomilkshake and it was so artificial it did not taste good! In Costa Rica you usually get brilliant smoothies. Juices and milkshakes made from fresh fruit. If you want that go elsewhere.

Thank TravelFunH
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose this place within walking distance from our hotel. Lots of options to choose from. I simply wanted a burger and fries. My husband had ribs which were outstanding and came with a potato and veggies. We had a more expensive dinner the night...More

Thank noel1127
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

🐟🐟We stopped by Marlin Resturante tonight for Dinner. Right in the beach and the resturant was definatley bumping!! Here we had had mixed salad and the🦐 shrimp fettuccine. Both were great although the variety of food in 🇨🇷Costa Rica can be difficult as its alot...More

Thank Carmen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marlins offer a great location by public beach, Espadilla...right acroos the street. They offer some of the best fresh smoothies....many local flavors. No long ago while seating ta Marlins...a nice troop of spiders monkies were playing all over ...just lovely...also swa in another ocassion a...More

Thank roadadvisor
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We came for dinner and it did not disappoint! Great views and excellent food. It was recommended by the staff at La Posada and we're glad they did!

Thank smaxwell1001
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a convenient spot. It’s open on two sides and the buses stop close by and you can get a waft of diesel exhaust sometimes. The food is okay. When we visited there were 2-4-1 cocktails. Which we thought were watered...More

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Had some very good Mahi-Mahi with garlic butter sauce. About $18. Typical for this tourist area. No complaints.

Thank Davefromwis
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Visited here for a short time, while awaiting a tour bus. We caught the 2-for-1 drink special, and had delicious pina coladas. The nachos were also really good. Great location, right across the street from the public beach, and near lots of shops.

Thank Dgood23
Reviewed 25 August 2018

we ate there twice : very fresh and large portions of seafood, I remember octopus empanadas ... mmmm... facing the beach, a nice moment to calmly get the atmosphere of Manuel Antonio's area.

Thank Xavier1111222333
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch whilst visiting the Manuel Antonio beach. Decent quality food offer probably best for fish, but a whole fish is pricey. Ask for happy hour drinks as Pina Colada on 2 for price of 1.

Thank JimmyCricket1965
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 1134
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