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El Marquez - CLOSED

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
6 Oct 2014
“The best restaurant in Monteverde!”
24 Sep 2014
“Wonderful Dinner great seafood”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2014

Get the Ceviche! Seafood here is great, reasonably priced. This is within a short-walk of the "triangle" tourist center of town and is a worthy stop for the well-heeled and budget traveler.

Thank IndigoB
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Sweet little restaurant looked closed on Monday midday but we went in and got excellent service and food and channel on tv changed to Nickelodeon for our 3yr old. Ordered seafood soup, gazpacho, seafood fried rice. Fantastic and quick service. Definitely recommend.

Thank Chad B
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

The seafood shared dish for 2 was fantastic!!! It was cooked with load of flavours. Seafood is fresh and delicious despite you are in the mountain

Thank Tito_Edu
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We arrived late for dinner (around 9 pm), and it was quiet here. They were open until 10, and we felt welcome when we arrived. I had a mixed seafood soup, and my husband had a mixed seafood rice dish. Both were very good. Overall,...More

Thank Lauren034
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing. I have been traveling in Costa Rica for the last 12 years and this is some if the best food I have had. The pastas and pizza's were delicious.

Thank Andystice
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Small cafe on main street. Seafood is the specialty of El Marques. Four of us ordered seafood and we all thought the food was excellent. The owner served us and he was excellent. Would definitely return to this cafe.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The appearance of the restaurant is unremarkable, clean but not upscale. El Marquez was recommended by a knowledgeable local person who noted that locals particularly like the place. Excellent seafood, very good service.

Thank Bosotros
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

This is a local mom & pop seafood place, just about 50m off the "triangle" in Santa Elena. It is not a fancy place, just a pleasant local establishment that seemed to have no tourists, other than ourselves, with fútbol on the TV, 1990s Muzak...More

Thank idservices
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

The mojitos live up to the hype, very well made. My husband and I both thought the ceviche excellent. I had steak kabobs, he had fish in cream sauce, both well prepared. The atmosphere was casual and there was one waiter for the restaurant but...More

Thank Sandyharris
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Just down the road from the Mar Inn where we stayed. Chose it based on a recommendation from our fellow guests a family from Switzerland and also because it was close and we could leave our car at the hotel. The fish was terrific and...More

Thank Tim W
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: 645-5918
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