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Marlin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1134
07:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here after trecking through the park all morning. We enjoyed a mojito and another tropical drink. Then we ordered a couple of vegetarian Casados (big!), some black bean soup, vegetarian burritos (they give you 2 small burritos per order), and vegetarian nachos. It was all decent grub. The best part about eating here was the view of the... More 

Thank Espresso Metro C
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The drinks were good, and the food was even better. Many authentic Costa Rican dishes to choose from and GREAT service. We are definitely going back before we leave. It is an an awesome location right on the beach.

Thank Christina A
York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good value stop of local based food. A good menu freshly cooked at the back with a friendly service. Good view from a front table

Thank john h
Surrey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and drink here is really tasty and the service was very good. The restaurant is open air and right next to the beach. The one downside is if you are sitting on the outside edges of the restaurant, you will have street vendors approaching you every few minutes.

Thank BirdNerdSophie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came out of the park sweaty and exhausted and Marlin was exactly what we needed. At the road that enters the park, you'll find this gem. Cold beer, not so nice bathrooms and authentic Costa Rican food. Likely the football game will be on and every will be cheering. This open air restaurant is a perfect place to rest... More 

Thank Annie C
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were ravenous after a day in Manuel Antonio and the nachos hit the spot. The tortilla chips were perfectly crisp and the the "toppings" were severed in a bowl family style - the chicken and beans were amazing! Ask your server for the staff's hot sauce - it's amazing!

Thank MerryForDean
Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great choice for Seafood and dining by the beach in Manuel Antonio. Very relaxed atmosphere, nice place to hang out!

Thank JackpotSportFishing
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited a couple of times as was the best food we found in this area near the National Park. The steak sandwich was best I've ever had and wedges so crisp. The tacos were fresh and delish too. Highly recommend a visit as has extensive menu with much variety m, well cooked and no more expensive than other similar... More 

Thank S0uthAussie
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband brought some tuna in for the restaurant to prepare. I recommend the blacken tuna. When they made the meal it was one of the best meals I ever had. Also the Tuna fingers are spectacular. Bravo to the chef and staff.

Thank Colette K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had dinner here my first night in Manuel Antonio and really enjoyed my time. Got their casado con pescado and finished the meal with some original mojitos. The service was good, bathrooms clean, great view of the beach and nice spacious restaurant layout. They give you A LOT of food...tried my best to finish the casado but didn't even come... More 

Thank elisabeth c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, By the Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 1134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?