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Mario's Cuisine - CLOSED

| From the Porras bakery, 350 mts south, Playa Hermosa 1000, Costa Rica
+506 8741 3376
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
25 Apr 2016
“Mario's has moved”
10 Mar 2016
“An outstanding chef and charming host”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Fusion, Healthy, South American, Costa Rican
| From the Porras bakery, 350 mts south, Playa Hermosa 1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Mario moved last year and their house, about 50 metres away from ours, is currently for rent. His business has moved out f Playa Hermosa

2  Thank relaxing_dad
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We were sorry that Playa Hermosa lost Mario and Ericka, but our loss is Samara's gain, and I have no doubt that they will continue to attract diners looking for a unique Costa Rica experience. Mario's creativity shines in every course. No matter how many...More

Thank travelsask
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a truly unique Costa Rican experience . They have two appetizers am entre and a dessert. Served in a family type setting and entertained and served by Erica the owners wife who also entertains you. Unfortunately we were by there march 1...More

1  Thank frannie1155040
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed cocktails and apps at Marios. The monitors were outstanding. Service was excellent.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 22 January 2016

If you have the opportunity this is a marvelous experience. Mario cooks and his wife serves and entertains the guests. An educated and highly trained chef, Mario prepared and absolutely marvelous four course meal. Note - they only handle 6 guests and evening so reservations...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

You only have 15 days left to experience this incredible cuisine. Mario is moving to San Jose .. Six people are served a unique, fresh, exquisitely presented 4 course meal each evening on the veranda of his home with the kitchen adjacent. The fish served...More

1  Thank D K
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I emailed to make a reservation six weeks in advance, requesting a certain night of our Christmas week vacation. I didn't hear back from anyone until a week before our trip. Because I had made reservations at other restaurants I needed to keep my reservation...More

2  Thank SherryLeikin
ranitadorada, Owner at Mario's Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Hola Sherry, its a shame that you need to go and declare wrong things about our family 's little business, specially you since we did everything we could to include you in the most busy week of the year, and we did what we could...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016

Clearly our best meal in Costa Rica. I went with my wife and three teenaged sons for dinner our last night in Costa Rica. The restaurant is in Mario's home which has great views. They specifically inquire ahead of time regarding food restrictions and preferences....More

Thank jw168clinton
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The reviews about Mario's are not overrated! It was definitely our best meal in Costa Rica! Mario is a talented chef and makes tasty combinations of dishes all with local ingredients. Erika presents each course with a marvelous introduction and presentation. They jointly make you...More

Thank Barb A
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Don't miss this opportunity if in playa hermosa the reports are accurate!!! First time I've had a email from a chef and his wife after a meal to see how we are doing

Thank 490ken
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  • Address: | From the Porras bakery, 350 mts south, Playa Hermosa 1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 8741 3376
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We are a Costarrican family, who love to receive people from around the world for a unique dining experience in Costa Rica. My husband Mario, a Chef for 20 years now, learned his cuisine from Old School International Chef's and from there he created his own Fusion style cuisine, who he really felt identify with. This type of Cuisine its only possible with fresh ingredients of the day, from the salad to the seafood, everything its carefully chosen on a daily basis and from scratch prepare with passion into explosive delicious flavors to the palate. Everyday we create and serve a 4 course dinner in our terrace, where you can also enjoy the breeze, the stars and the beautiful magic of Guanacaste in an intimate ambiance. We required reservations in advance.
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