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El Balcon Del Marisco

) #89 of 572 Restaurants in San Jose $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Latin
300m Este de Ferreteria Epa Curridabat | 600 Metros Al East de Plaza Del Sol, San Jose 11801, Costa Rica
+506 2280 0095
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
3 Jan 2017
“Reasonable and delicious ”
21 Sep 2016
“Local Flavor”
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Seafood, Costa Rican, Latin, International, Central American
$$ - $$$
300m Este de Ferreteria Epa Curridabat | 600 Metros Al East de Plaza Del Sol, San Jose 11801, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We used to like this restaurant, but a couple years ago they started serving "corvineta" (i.e. catfish or Pangasius) instead of "corvina" (i.e. seabass or whitefin weakfish). The former is a freshwater fish reared in Southeast Asia that has poor flavor and texture, whereas the...More

Thank Andres Q
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Surf and turf restaurant with good service for small parties. Food was delivered one to two plates at time. The last plate came over 40 minutes late in our party of 8. However the food was good and our waiter was very helpful to find...More

Thank Excellone1g
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great local spot right outside San Jose. This is a long standing restaurant with a great following. We had 4 Bocas some wine. Very large place but great service with a good value.

Thank pura1vida
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

The shrimp salad was awesome, cooked perfectly. Service was ok, but not great. I'de say this is a great spot for buddies, couples or families. Would I eat there again? Yes the food is ok. This restaurant is in Curridabat, so if you're in San...More

Thank Eloim-Ellis
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Nothing fancy, some distance from my hotel ( we stayed downtown) but you get to see a very local restaurant, good prices - try the lobster!

Thank tampico1
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We took a taxi here from our airport hotel, on our last day in Costa Rica. This downtown area is bustling with young folks briskly returning home from the University and bus stops nearby. Situated on a bustling 'walk only' street, it is nice to...More

Thank ChicoBaldo
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for ages, and for good reason! Delicious food, fair prices! All the locals know about it. Conveniently located Across from the TacoBell and Pequino Mundo. For the wise patron, order from the bocas menú, (the little menu on the table)...More

Thank Kris W
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Had a business lunch here. On a balcony overlooking the street below made it quite noisy as its open air. Service was rushed and sporadic. Pricing was good, but expect no frills. Had higher expectations upon arrival. Food came out very fast (as it already...More

Thank TracyH566
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Best sea food in San Pedro local. The sea food soup is perfect as a starter, then move to the fresh fish. The locals and coworkers recommended this place. During lunch they raffle a table, you could win your table's entire check.

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We went into San Jose specifically to try this oldest restaurant in San Jose and were we pleased. Everything was what it should be -service by Bennett was great, the Cesear Salad was one of the best we have had-food was prepared and presented beautifully.We...More

Thank Phil S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$39
Seafood, Costa Rican, Latin, International, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m Este de Ferreteria Epa Curridabat | 600 Metros Al East de Plaza Del Sol, San Jose 11801, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2280 0095
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Our variety, freshness and unique and distinctive flavor, make El Balcon del Marisco, is the meeting point for lovers of good food and those who like an original atmosphere to enjoy a moment to remember with family or friends.
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