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La Marina

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Calle 12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata B7603GXE, Argentina
+54 223 489-9216
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Maldonado Department, Uruguay
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This small restaurant may not looks as you can expect form a top five restaurant in Mar del Plata… it is outside of the tourist zone and a few blocks from the local port… It has some maintenance issues… BUT the food is the real gem. The seafood is delicious. The portions are huge. The prices are very reasonable. A... More 

Thank Wayne D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The place is not fancy, it's very near the harbor and much better than the fancy ones. The portions are big and you can select 1/2 if it's just for 1. The quality of the seafood and the fish is amazing and the service is super friendly. Good price for food.

Thank cfvarios
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Rather cheap looking place, but servings are abundant, fish is fresh and well prepared. Waiters are quite nice and efficient. Sea food is their specialty. I've been there before and I continue to pop around when in the city. Gambas al ajillo and rabas (shrimp with garlic and deep fried breaded squid) are out of this world. Wine choice is... More 

Thank Andrew D
Villa Ballester, Argentina
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We loved this place, the staff is friendly and attentive. The seafood here is excellent and I have pictures to share. There were five of us in our family and everyone was pleased with the dish that they ordered. This restaurant is fabulous and I would recommend it to all.

Thank Robert B
Ormstown, Canada
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

If we had not read the reviews we'd never have discovered it since it is off the beaten track. It opens at 8:00 on the dot and by 9:00 there is a lineup (and this on a Monday night!) the full portions are for sharing and we had no room for dessert. We loved the local atmosphere as we were... More 

Thank hoppiewanderer
Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

We got in the doors just on time. We just finished our dinner and a waiting list about 20 people long has formed. A favourite among the locals (the restaurant tip came from the Esso guy up the street) this low key fish restaurant dishes up massive portions for your money. If You are from Europe, stick with the half... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

This place superseded expectations; prompt and efficient service, tasty arrival dip and bread, fantastic selection of reasonably priced wines (we had a lovely Chablis for 62), excellent Rabas (calamari), fantastic waiter who made sure we didn't order to much (there are half options for most dishes which were more than enough for the two of us)... Simple and perfect seafood... More 

Thank Charlotte V
Karachi, Pakistan
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

This place is the place to go for seafood. It gets pretty busy so booking is probably wise. Went there with about 40 people and had a blast

Thank jejeel3
San Isidro, Argentina
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Definitely the best fried squids I ever had (rabas), crispy outside, soft inside and not at all greasy. Then we shared a huge chupin, all with a bottle of white Argentinian wine. We spent around 25 USD for three adults. Great value for the money, attentive staff. As others said, don't be fooled by the simple appearance of the place... More 

Thank Girino F
Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went there based on Tripadvisor opinions, but our first impression was that something could be wrong: it seemed quite simple for being the second best restaurant in Mar del Plata. This, plus the fact that the painting of a wall at the back of the restaurant was in bad conditions (probably to a heavy rain), led us to conclude... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata B7603GXE, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Central Argentina  >  Province of Buenos Aires  >  Mar del Plata
  • Phone Number: +54 223 489-9216
Since 1957 offering the best in seafood.

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