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At JW Marriott Guanacaste | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 52515, Costa Rica
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not exactly sure if my review is directed at the correct restaurant within the JW Guanacaste, but we so enjoyed having our breakfast each day and the most magnificent coffee! Excellent service and the quality of food was amazing!

Thank Kara S
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I thought the food was ok. Nothing we ordered was great. I thought for the food you get it was expensive. I think the taco bar, which included dessert was $30 per person? We did not do the buffet, it changes nightly. We ordered off of the menu. I was disappointed we ate here. We should have gone to the... More 

Thank Msstamper
Dover, Delaware
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great variety of sushi and other varieties of Asian foods. Outstanding service as well. We went back three times it was so good. Daily specials were delicious.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Chef Yusseff knows Asian food at its finest. Delicately prepared and fresh ingredients. He conversed with me & my girlfriends - made off the menu dishes... To die for! We will go back.. Hopefully next year! Keep it up & go change the menu to your liking! All the best Tamarine Restaurant @ JW Marriott!

Thank travellingheals
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Just came back from eating dinner with my family. We expected higher price as this is a upscale hotel. However we expected a upscale service too....alas! We waited 20 minutes before a waiter showed up, we were experiencing the ignore of all the staff for that long before someone showed up (or I made her show up). Food was ok,... More 

Thank Dave M
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Seeing this on the menu made us decide to try it. Different version of it as compared to some authentic Chinese restaurants but very good and not disappointed. Staff was plentiful and courteous.

Thank Paulette G
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This was another great meal at the JW Marriott property. Great Staff and great food. My wife had sushi and I had stir fry. The Vietnamese Flan is AWESOME!

Thank Ron B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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346 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Every time we visit the Hotel JW one of the main reasons is Tamarine! Extraordinary menú, one of my favorite restaurants, probably one of the best asian restaurants in Costa Rica (Cuchara Oriental in San Jose is the other one). The Chef came from Asia (Philippines) and every time everything taste amazing!! The service this time was even better, Catherine... More 

Thank rzccr
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Felt like we had to pick on site restaurant since we stayed at Marriott property. It wouldn't have been a first choice. Food was okay, but a little pricey for what you got.

Thank Sandy S
western US
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156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here for years & always order the same things. Thai hot & sour soup with shrimp. Outstanding & very flavorful. The spicy broth is truly crave worthy! Love this soup & it's a great surprise in CR. We also order the chicken satay which is just a nice little appetizer. Perfectly cooked & happy that it's chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Sushi, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At JW Marriott Guanacaste | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 52515, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Santa Cruz

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