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“Favorite Seafood Spot”
Review of MadFish

MadFish
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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
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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 appetizer was phenomenal, and I almost asked for more. My husband and I shared the cocoviche and Caribbean fish. I’m not always a fan of all seafood, so I was skeptical of the civeche. It was extraordinary and so beautifully presented in a half coconut. The flavors of the Caribbean fish was equally enjoyable and displayed so beautifully. We even had a delicious dessert. We are so glad we checked this place out and feel we found an amazing hidden secret. I even came back to the hotel and told the staff they have to go here. Thank you for delighting us tonight!!

Thank yjungwirth
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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 shrimp plate.......good to the last bite. A must do restaurant............you will not be disappointed.....Go for it....

Thank Elizabeth Frede... I
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We had the cocoviche and mixto ceviche. Both had good portions of fish - the coconut flavor for the cocoviche was very mild; I preferred the limey flavor of the Mixto. Price was around 7000 colones each. They close at 8:45pm and when we arrived on a Monday night at 7:45pm it was pretty empty with only 1 other table. Cute ambiance with all outdoor/open air seating. They don’t serve alcohol but it’s byob and they provided a corkscrew for us to open our bottle of wine along with glasses. They provide a complimentary fish spread with plantains which was good but a little heavy on the mayo. We asked for some plantains to eat with the ceviche but they only brought out (literally) 7 chips for our 2 ceviches. We also ordered the fish entree (7000 colones) which had some curry sauce - was not my favorite. Overall great ceviche but they really skimp on the plantain chips even though we asked for more. The byob is nice though.

Thank Janet G
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is a great little restaurant. Covered outside tables and some inside tables. Owner operated, she is the chef and a great person. Very creative, delicious food. Great flavors, good portions and reasonable prices.

1  Thank Craig M
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