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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good19%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (3 reviews)
“lox” (2 reviews)
“fried cheese” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, American, Costa Rican, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Depending upon the season, the buffet may or may not be open. But the menu is consistently good with a wide variety, mostly very creative and high quality.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulart
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A wide variety of foods are available. Try some of the unique fruits like soursop. Their tamales are very different than those from California, and are delicious.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 670gardener44
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has wonderful lunch and dinner buffets. There are plenty of appetizers, salads, fish, Hispanic food choices, desserts, fresh fruit, etc. You will not go away hungry or dissatisfied!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maps811679
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the INCREDIBLE breakfast buffet at Mansita each morning of our stay. From the warm, genuine, personal greetings of the hostesses (Kerling and Melissa, most frequently), to the attentive, wonderful service of the wait staff (Jairo, Marcelo, Adriana, and Gustavo - among others!), to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank reidhome
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We stayed at the JW Marriott for four days. We did not choose the buffet but menu only as cost effective the buffet was not good for the family. We are not seafood eaters, so the menu was better, but the only complaint is the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pam F
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We ate here on the 1st night of 7. We love steak and Mansita did not disappoint. Service was excellent and the chef even came to our table to chat and ask how our meal was.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The Buffett was exceptional fresh with local dishes and standard fare. You must try, tamale con cerdo, tacos de Res, las Frutas and juices.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank womalle6
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Not a lot of breakfast and or lunch options at the hotel. Buffett is definitely overpriced for quality. Husband ordered off menu, meat was dry possibly over-cooked.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jwr5374
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Food was all okay. Nothing spectacular, but good. Lots to choose from. Was not crazy about any of the desserts.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The breakfast buffet was great, but really expensive. My teen and tween kids made sure to eat their money's worth though. The made to order omelettes were great and so were all the fresh juices. They really have you trapped here at the Marriott so...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kisoffbaby
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12 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from wilsop51 | Reviewed this property |
It was over $30 per person. Had a huge variety of breakfast dishes, but was very pricey - especially for Costa Rica. If you are staying at the Marriott, it might be worth doing once.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, American, Costa Rican, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas
  • Phone Number: +506 2681 2000
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