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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.

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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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Apr 10, 2008

Fine food - pleasant

Tasty fish dinners, plus pleasant & informal atmosphere. Food travels from basement kitchen via dumbwaiter. Busy! Fun!

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