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Marea Baja

$Latin, ,
1 KM South of Plaza Herradura, Herradura, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“juice” (4 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
1 KM South of Plaza Herradura, Herradura, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

i saw someone eating a burrito and i asked them where they got it. they said they bought it at marea baja and it cost 1600 colones ($3). i went to marea baja, ordered the chicken burrito to go, the same burrito arrived and they...More

Thank Janika K
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The "ticos" love to eat at small local buffets called sodas. Don't travel all the way to Costa Rica and not sample the local food. If you are anywhere near Herradura or Jaco', you MUST stop on the main highway (34) and eat at Soda...More

Thank PhilJohnsen
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went with a local who helped us choose food on the buffet. Everything was delicious ... beans and rice, shrimp with rice, chorizo, vegetable lasagna, potatoes, ceviche, beef, fried or grilled chicken, plus much more. All of us were happy with the food and...More

Thank Jo0547
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here almost every day my boyfriend could not get enough of this place. Their menu changes slightly everyday and they serve pork, chicken, beef and fish. The food is traditional Rico food and everything is kept very clean. Their menu also includes all...More

Thank birdrhonda
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Every time I go they charge me the "Gringo Price". I just paid 2,900 for the worst gallo pinto, floppy nasty bacon, and over-cooked disgusting egg. Yeaaaaaaah bhaaaaaaaaady. This place used to be the go to, now that just suck.

1  Thank LivingLifeByTravelin
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our local driver took us to eat at this place as we were starving when we landed and just wanted something cheap and quick. We were very pleasantly surprised with the food quality! For $10/person, we got to choose an entire plate of food (meats,...More

Thank LKCR32
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Stopped for lunch. Very good food fast service very busy place. If you want traditional Costa Rican food you won't go wrong here!!

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Convenient location right off the highway. Food is always fresh due to the volume of people who eat there and the need to constantly prepare new food. Inexpensive ($5-$6 and you'll be full), fast service (although during peak hours there can be a lineup), live...More

1  Thank Jake F
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Loved this place. A must go to in the Jaco area. You'll spend a lot more on the beach. If you're looking for great local food at local prices, this is your place. It's a cafeteria style so just point to what you want -...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I take my mission team each year and it is a favorite. It is very convenient and being open 24 hours is helpful with our ever changing schedule! The menu varies which is great also!

Thank C C
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Rating summary
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  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 KM South of Plaza Herradura, Herradura, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Garabito Municipality  >  Jaco District  >  Herradura
This is a family owned place on the right side of the main highway. Heaping mounds of traditional home-made Costa Rican food for very little money.
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