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Restaurante Azul Pool Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
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Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the Iguanazul hotel Terrasse over the sea is breathtaking, watch a sunset you'll never forget! Drinks are of mediocre quality but the location really makes up for it!

Thank Fraeulein_Sushi
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154 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch at the Marriott Azul pool grill for lunch three times and for dinner, when it transforms to an Italian restaurant, on one occasion. The lunch meals were quite good. Our favorite was definitely the sea bass lettuce wraps. Incredible. The service at lunch was always prompt, friendly and attentive. The prices were in the $20 to $25... More 

Thank Broder
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We ate here a few times while staying at the JW. It was always excellent. We loved the bean and salsa appetizer that comes out automatically and couldn't get enough of the seafood ceviche. We ate here the first night that they brought out the Italian menu for dinner and loved it. I had the mushroom risotto and thought it... More 

Thank km_greer
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Lots of types of drinks available with and without alcohol. Beach or poolside service or sit at the bar, make sure you don't miss the sunset.

Thank nikitta28
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This was our 1st restaurant encounter after check in... amazing view! They bring out chips, bean dip and guac while you wait... and the Mojitos are absolutely incredible!They have a mojito stand where you pick the fruit and they cut it fresh in front of you . The scenery here makes you not want to leave. There is a swim... More 

Thank CharisseThompson
St. Louis
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Sadly, the location isn't enough to recommend this restaurant. It seems difficult to make Veal Osso Buco a completely flavorless dish. But, they have succeeded. Were it not for the sauce on the accompanying rigatoni, the expensive meal would have been a total waste. it was certainly disappointing. Service was rather spotty. However, it was rather comical to have the... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful spot to experience the marvelous sunsets with a cocktail. No dressy attire here. Just step out of the pool. Throw on a swim cover or shirt. This is personally my favorite meal at the resort (6 visits). There are some very good items on the menu but the whole snapper with coconut rice and fresh slaw is... More 

Thank Kay P
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Aside from the obvious great pool and beach view, this restaurant offered delicious late lunch for use. We ordered seafood platter, (oh i forgot the other 2 items :)) LOL) but all are satisfying for group of 3 ladies who just arrived from an 8 hour trip ☺

Thank travellingheals
Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Azul Grill is the poolside restaurant at the JW Marriott. Note, this option is not listed on the JW Marriott website as a dinner option as of 11/10/16, so we were surprised they offered a service. On certain nights of the week they offer a fine dinning dinner service featuring an Italian menu. Reservations are required. We booked very last... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is the relaxed spot to grab a bite at the JW. Very attentive staff and dishes are very well presented and good eats. They have kids' meals too.

Thank Carla A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +506 2681 2000

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