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Mary's Restaurant

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Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0153
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff were excellent. Food was very good, but as I said, pricey. We were staying in Mal Pais at the Buenos Aires hotel, so it was farther than we would have liked.

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Thank idaWINTER
Costa Rica
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is amazing, great for families or couples the ambiance is super nice, and the fact that they grow their own products is GREAT. Specially since I am sensitive to pesticides and overall a vey picky eater. Multiple healthy options.

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Thank Ana P
Hudson River Valley, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Low-key dining experience with live music and pool tables. Great for large groups and families. Seafood was very fresh; pizzas were yummy, drinks were strong, but overall a little on the pricey side. [Visited Feb 2016]

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Thank mochi_monday
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my stay in Mal Pais we found this restaurant right down the way from Vista de Olas. I was blown away! As a graduate from a culinary institute I can attest that this restaurant was absolutely amazing. I wanted to come back over and over! Connected to its own farm, Mary's only uses the freshest of ingredients. The service... More 

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Thank Kristine B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What you first notice with this place is the fantastic atmosphere - a fantastic mix of 50's diner and your local surf shack. But what's really extraordinary with Mary's is the love and respect for the produce. From the adjacent farm where they grow their own vegetables, to the specials that are the local catch of the day and vary... More 

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Thank Frida O
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at Mary's three times in the week we were in the area. If you are staying in Santa Teresa it's worth taking the time to drive south to Mal Pais and get a break from the crowds in this quiet and relaxing town. The pizza is fantastic. Wood fired and the crust is crispy and perfect. My husband... More 

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Thank Susan I
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Found this spot completely by accident at the end of a remote dirt road, and if only every accident tasted this delicious I'd be willing to get in way more of them, preferably of the food variety. Ordered the ceviche, the blackened yellowfin tuna, roasted vegetables, some tropical drinks, and went straight into the best orgasmic food coma ever. Apparently... More 

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1 Thank Malpais77
Westhampton, MA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

YUM. A charming place with open air and more enclosed areas. Seafood fresh out of the ocean, veggies fresh from the farm. Fish specials are on the blackboard and come a la carte. I got sea bass with poblano rajas. I like spicy food, and was hoping for some heat. There was none, but wow. A perfect portion of perfectly... More 

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1 Thank MelissaW
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Enchanting restaurant with absolutely delicious food. Highly recommend the lobster and dorado and great vegetables. And perfect chocolate brownie and ice cream. Service was impeccable. Delightful experience.

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1 Thank lyndahlevy1
Asunción, Central, Paraguay
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

There's not many places to go on an empty stomach when dinner time comes! We went for their wooden oven pizza which was good! All plates on the menu looked super good as well. Definitely order the brownie for dessert!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mal Pais de CobanoPuntarenas | Costa Rica, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0153

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