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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Restaurants

El Márquez

  • Seafood

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

Seafood is an unexpected treat up here in the mountains, and it's fresh: the owner gets shipments from Puntarenas several times a week. The place is nothing fancy—expect wooden tables and chairs, with nautical decor and lots of local flavor—but when area residents want a special meal, this is where they come. Portions are big, but prices aren't. You could have trouble finishing the generous mixed seafood platter with shrimp, crab, and octopus in a white-wine sauce, or the jumbo shrimp with a sauce of mushrooms and hearts of palm. The seafood soup and fish kabobs are smaller portions, allowing you to save room for the coconut flan.

Restaurant Information


Next to Suárez veterinary clinic, Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica



Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Sun. Closed daily between 3 and 5:30.

Updated 04/14/2014


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