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Santa Marina

Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
+385 98 285 702
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sea food” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“fish plate” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s like you are in some village in Bosnia far away from civilization - the food is balkan, the music is oriental, I would say it is primitive like in some bosnian dump, nothing mediterranean. DO NOT GO THERE!! We went once and never ever...More

Thank nnaiva
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The Santa Maria is very expansive considering the look of the place and prices in other restaurants in the area for the same quality of food. The Santa Maria offers a very good quality of food but prices are  too high. I had the opportunity...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 18, 2017

For many years my husband and I went back to Santa Marina and it was one of our favorite restaurants in Istria. But this year something happened and food was no longer good as it has been. Scallops were not cleansed and were not sufficiently...More

3  Thank VlatkaSL
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Went with my Croatian friend to a food festival on the estuary - she compares in multiple language - and I ate here with my 17 yr old and friend a 16 yr old niece. The food is out of this world - daughter had...More

2  Thank Tracey S
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is now open 11-23h. Service is professional and fast. They speak plenty languages. Fish is superb, very nicely spiced. A bit oily as per the local recipes. Portions are huge, prices ok. At 7:30 the music starts and you can dance. They also...More

2  Thank Anginafrika
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Santa Marina was recommended by a local friend as a great place to have a decent meal for a fair amount and this proved to be correct. The place is quite big and charmingly decorated. Once we sat down, the waiter came quickly, recommended fish...More

2  Thank antonija r
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

I was with my husband on dinner and everything was perfect. The staff is very pulai and helpful and food is excellent. We're eating spaghetti with seafood and you can tayst sea in them. I recommend this restaurant to everyone because the food is excellent...More

1  Thank brigita1234
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Very friendly personnel and a nice view! They offer local specialties. Service was very good when we were the only ones around 6PM, 1 hour later the terrace was full and they didnt even asked if we wanted a desert.

Thank Stephan R
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child. Lovely atmosphere in the evenings, very big portions and fresh fish! Staff is great and food is not expensive at all. Huge recommendation!

Thank nikanikita
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We received small pieces of old bread!! The starter (fish mix) was average, the main course (1st class fish) was partly OK. Potato was oily and tasted like it was cooked hours ago. We left restaurant with disappointment. Not coming back again.

1  Thank Ivana C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Tar-Vabriga
  • Phone Number: +385 98 285 702
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