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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, Vegan Options
| From the Porras bakery, 350 mts south, Playa Hermosa 1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Wonderful very flavorful rich tasting but healthy food that leaves you wanting to return. More than that is the hospitality and ambiance. What can I say? It just doesn't get any better than this! Best food in CR prepared right in front of you

Thank Carter G
Reviewed 25 February 2014

If you are looking for an excellent meal that comes with Pura Vida attitude this is the place!! Ericka and Mario are beautiful people that make you feel like part of their family as you have dinner on their porch. They spend the time to...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 22 February 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely evening and one of the best meals we've ever eaten with Ericka and Mario. Under a full moon on their front porch, we savored a fine dining quality, four course meal of seafood that Mario caught in the...More

1  Thank GApeach5
Reviewed 9 February 2014

The reviews were spot-on! Mario and Ericka offer a truly unique and wonderful dining experience; the food and ambience is wonderful, and meeting this Costa Rican family makes the experience the crown of a great vacation. Six stars out of five. A few reviews have...More

Thank Rasmus H
Reviewed 3 February 2014

On Friday January 24th, our group of 5 had the extreme pleasure of dining with Mario and Ericka at "Mario's Cuisine" in Hermosa Beach in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rico. Mario made us the most exquisite meal using only a small skillet and a...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Mario and Erica make an unbeatable team. I am a flight attendant and have been lucky enough to have had many great meals all over the world but I can honestly NOTHING compares to my experience at Mario's. The thought and effort that goes into...More

Thank NDaviatrix
Reviewed 28 January 2014

As we are sure you have read, Mario’s is an intimate experience with Ericka and Mario on the porch of their home. In this case, may I clarify that intimacy does not imply personal. From the moment my wife and our two two recently-met friends...More

5  Thank westlakeh
Reviewed 19 January 2014

You eat on the porch of their house overlooking the bay, theres only one sitting a night so it has to be booked. The food is awesome, its a lot different to anything else we've had in costa rica, its more suited to a high...More

Thank Snow1985
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

There are certain transformative travel experiences that are difficult to capture in a review. Dining with Mario and Ericka is delicious, unique and unforgettable. Take advantage of world-class cuisine and Tico hospitality. You won't regret your decision.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 2 December 2013

The food was AMAZING!!! This was bar far one of the best meals I have ever eaten and I mean ever. I live in Chicago so I have tried alot of restaurants and this was definitely on the top of the list of best I...More

Thank Elisia N
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Restaurant Details

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Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • 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
  • E-mail
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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