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Restaurante Azul Pool Grill

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
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Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate lunch here almost every day during our week vacation. Service was excellent. Food was healthy and fresh. Highly recommend the lettuce wraps and the tacos. Fresh fish was to die for. Great kids menu. Fun to take a dip in the pool as you wait for your food. Very accommodating to move umbrellas to get us out of... More 

Thank Beachgirl111111
Clinton, Tennessee
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191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an Italian restaurant at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste. The food quality was average. There was nothing remarkable either way. The service is slow by my standards but maybe that's Costa Rica. The time from ordering a drink to receiving it ranged from 9.5 minutes to 10.5 minutes. I only know that detail because it was so slow... More 

Thank mrhover
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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210 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A romantic dinner is advised. It is magical in front of the ocean with all the stars lighting the beach. Service was excellent. The personnel here at this hotel in general is amazing. The food was well presented and tasty. Salmon with fettuccini and a Lambrack. Just delightful

Thank Jose E
Salt Lake City, Utah
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Azul had the most amazing Italian dinner options! The service was even better with William who gave us the best suggestions. We had such a great experience that we went back the next night and again for lunch - both times asking only for William! The salmon was excellent served with a side of pasta with slivered almonds and chili... More 

Thank Kara S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after some time by the pool we decided to grab some lunch and were blown away with the Azul....I had the Sea Bass Pita sandwich and was so glad i did. even with the sea bass fried the entire entree was light and made for a fantastic lunch.

Thank mapappas
Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed two meals here while staying at the JW Marriott March 17-27. We were in total bliss eating a delicious and romantic meal, enjoying excellent service, and taking in the most breathtaking sunset in full view. I had the seafood pasta both times, as I enjoyed it so much the first time. My husband had a... More 

Thank Rob-Fiona
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Best restaurant inside the JW Marriott resort with great beach and sunset views. Perfect for families with kids. I think we ate 3 times here during our one-week stay. Btw, the Italian menus are only offered during dinner. Try the risotto!

Thank Fernando D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ok, I am not a fan of foods loaded with cilantro, so if you are, you are in for a treat. My husband loved everything, my kids and I, not so much. But, they did have burgers that we opted for that were good and it is convenient when staying at the hotel.

Thank RebMom2
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had the pleasure of having William taking our order. He is very kind and had a great attitude. He was always aiming to make us happy with what we wanted for dinner, regardless of whether or not it was specified/included on the menu. The ocean view is awesome and the environment is perfect for a Friday night!!! Is awesome... More 

Thank kathasoto
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful atmosphere looking at the ocean and pool. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We had capresse salad, salmon, pasta, and tomato soup. I think our servers name was Darwing? He was super super nice!! My son asked him a million questions about the iguanas, lizards, etc. He was so patient! When we left, he called my son... More 

Thank Msstamper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +506 2681 2000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?