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El Banco de los Mariscos

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Costa Rican
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Meters West From the Santa Barbara Central Park 500, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
+506 2269 9090
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Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Good portions, nice price, great place. Good for children, dont like the chairs, mariscada really good

Thank Juan270679
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This was my third visit in about 15 years. Each visit was less impressive than the last. The ceviche is as good as any and the de-boned fried fish as good as ever but I've decided over-pricing is the main reason why I won't be in a hurry to return. A lunch meal for 4 with ceviche starters and a... More 

Thank Lostinhollywood
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our taxi driver suggested the Banco de Mariscos to us. What a wonderful family restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara.They served delicious seafood dishes in large portions and the service is extremely fast and efficient. My family and I went twice during our 5 day stay in Alajuela. We loved fish and shrimp cerviche, it was out of this... More 

Thank Jiea M
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This restaurant has its own boats and they bring in seafood fresh. It is not fancy food, but it is really good, fresh fish, prepared simply and tastefully. The portions are good and the service is excellent. The prices are fair. I recommend any of the garlic dishes. They add plenty of garlic. Also the tres leches for dessert is... More 

Thank Randie D
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444 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A long time since my last visit and was not disappointed with the quality and freshness of my tilipia dinner. Cooked a la plancha over a bed of red, ripe tomatoes. My friend had a tender filet with tomato salsa. Next the desserts, flan de coco andtres leche. Both good.

Thank BigDogPanama
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I had Ceviche Mixto and it was quite good, accompanied by patacones, also good. Ceviche is really an appetizers, so it's not huge but with the patacones it was perfect. My friends had fish (Sea Bass) and shrimp dishes that all looked good. The place is very well priced. It's a big place and could acccomodate a large group. It... More 

Thank Mblumtha
Heredia, Costa Rica
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This restaurant has been in Santa Barbara for a long time and it's very popular with the locals. I haven't been there in years because I had been very unhappy with the service in the place, but I recently went there for a birthday celebration with friends and I decided it is well worth another review. The food was outstanding.... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

One of the best places to visit if having large groups as it a big, Also a great option for people like me who don´t like much seafood. Large variety and a very beautiful aquarium with huge goldfish. Must visit while in Costa Rica.

Thank Rajiv N
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Most of the time it is full, so you can figure out how good is it, it is big enough, and the dishes are pretty good, I recommend it to anyone for sure.

Thank David C
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Great seafood, the paella for 2 was delicious and had enough food for 4 people! Definite local feel, not touristy at all. Bit of a language barrier if you don't speak Spanish.

Thank Emily U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Costa Rican
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West From the Santa Barbara Central Park 500, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +506 2269 9090
Phone: 2269-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?