Fodor's Expert Review Marlin Restaurant

$$$ Manuel Antonio Costa Rican

The outdoor tables are pretty much always full, owing to a location on Manuel Antonio's busiest corner, across the street from the beach near the national park entrance. This is a convenient place to grab breakfast after an early-morning hike—maybe banana pancakes or a típico, with eggs and gallo pinto (black beans and rice). The lunch and dinner menu ranges from the ubiquitous arroz con pollo (rice with chicken) to tenderloin with french fries, and jumbo shrimp in garlic and lemon butter. The fresh mahimahi and tuna are always a good bet. Daily happy hour is 4:30–6:30, featuring two-for-one cocktails.

Costa Rican Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Main road, south of hill, on corner across from bus stop and beach
Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas  60601, Costa Rica


Known For:
  • Casado (typical Costa Rican food)
  • Fresh fish
  • Margaritas with a beach view

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