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La Princesa Marina

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
11:00 - 22:25
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:25
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was good, not great. Service was exceptional. Staff was very attentive. Priced a bit high. Spacious, neat and clean.

Thank Beverley W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

maybe the best shrimp in Costa Rica, we have never had a seafood soup or the shrimp as in the La Princesa Marina, great service too

Thank Paul C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Administration here is very different than the one is Sabana, service was sort of ok but too noisy & the ceviche is half the size than the one in Sabana

Thank Tica1956
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405 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Several years have passed since my last visit to this restaurant. I ordered the jumbo shrimp plate with mashed potatoes and salad. Had a beer then remember a good blackberry drink and ordered one to go. Still good quality shrimp and tasty. I did send the plate because I like my food very hot and the plate was luke warm.... More 

Thank BigDogPanama
Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We went here to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint! All of the food was excellent. Our server, Daniel, was polite and courteous without hovering. We got a special price on a bottle of wine for my birthday. The cream of shrimp soup was amazing!! My husband had a shrimp cocktail which was excellent and came with a... More 

Thank MrsCarolineH
Grecia, Costa Rica
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We took the bus from Grecia and got off right at the intersection where La Princesa Marina is located. Our waiter, Daniel, was very attentive and helpful while we perused the huge menu (it's much bigger than what they have on their website). I told him we were there to celebrate my wife's birthday and we got a special deal... More 

Thank Wayne H
San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I went to lunch and bought a rice with shrimp, the waiter failed to explain prices and ended up paying a lot for a meal of very low quality. The rice was undercooked, very small and badly cooked shrimp. Finally, the lemonade was awful

Thank Rodo_Alfaro
Escazu, San Jose
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

NOT where I'd go for Seafood as I've been to 2 of them now & they felt like a lower end Denny's for seafood & it wasn't even that tasty (based on MY taste buds - but you may have a different experience - it's all good!!). LOTS of locals there though.

Thank SarongGoddess
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Great!!! Lobster Cream and Ceviche are fully recommended!!!! I have gone to the one in Moravia and the one in Alajuela for a long time, quality is still the same.

Thank Johnnpo
San Jose, Costa Rica
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

There are a number of 'Princessa Marina's in The San Jose area, all good value, all good service & often you will get an offer in the form of cheap vodka, beer, etc. (Be sure to ask as they may forget to tell you). Bario San Jose (4 miles outside Alajuela) location is on a bustling junction. Shrimps great &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:25
11:00 - 22:25
11:00 - 22:25
11:00 - 22:25
11:00 - 22:25
11:00 - 22:25
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: 24337117
This is for the ALAJUELA location.

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