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€€ - €€€Latin, Seafood,
San Rafael de Escazu | 100 SE de Rose Plaza en San Rafael de Escazú, San Rafael de Escazu 10203, Costa Rica
+506 2288 2760
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“ceviche” (20 reviews)
“plantains” (2 reviews)
“patacones” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Costa Rican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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San Rafael de Escazu | 100 SE de Rose Plaza en San Rafael de Escazú, San Rafael de Escazu 10203, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a small restaurant and that’s part of the experience, meeting the chef/owner before or after your food is in the table has a special touch. The food is amazing, best seafood in the area and I must say, the best seafood I have ever...More

Thank Tiapi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a pirate looking for a long sought treasure, we bumped into this hidden gem and oh my did we hit the jackpot! To call this place a Cafe is such an understatement. MadFish is hands down the best flavor we have tried in my...More

Thank SergioX7
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Madfish restaurant is an amazing jewel of delicious beauty, freshness, and your plate served as art, that you must photograph before you eat. I would highly recommend eating there, you will not be disappointed. The ambiance is clean, sweet and decorated with local art that...More

Thank lucreziapilar
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I saw the great reviews and had to try Madfish. We were a party of three, and we tried three different ceviches — Mexican, coconut, pineapple/lime. By the end, we could not agree on what was best because they were all so good. The presentation...More

Thank Sphinx2011
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Mad fish is amazing! The food, ambience, and service is great. We have been enjoying this restaurant since we discovered it in October 2017 and we try to make it an event when visiting family in Costa Rica.

Thank Coltonannie1
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Stopped here for lunch last saturday. The food choices and service were awesome. limited drink options, but when you are eating this great food, who needs alcohol! Highly recommend!

Thank TylerinTexas
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

If you want to eat "ceviche", you must go to Madfish. The cocoviche is one of my favorites. Ask for the owner, Tere, she'll give you the greatest experience tasting her food.

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a quick, healthy bite for lunch and I found this gem! The friendly owner, Tere, steered me toward the cocoviche. Best ceviche ever! I went back the following week and enjoyed the lightly battered fish n chips. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank debbieleeg67
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I tagged along with my hubby on a last minute and very short business trip. I found MadFish by chance while doing a quick internet search. I even asked about it at the hotel and none of the employees had heard of it. The complimentary...More

Thank yjungwirth
Reviewed 7 May 2018

My wife had shrimp plate with avocados. It was excellent. I had fish and chips....it was outstanding. The atmosphere is small but roomy. It was decorated with many beautiful oil paintings from a local artist. The service was impickable. Can’t believe my wife finished her...More

Thank Elizabeth Frede... I
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3 February 2018|
Response from Teresa M | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for contacting us. Yes, we do two vegan option... pineapple ceviche or tomatoes-avocado ceviche. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Rafael de Escazu | 100 SE de Rose Plaza en San Rafael de Escazú, San Rafael de Escazu 10203, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2288 2760
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