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Jardin marino

$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0934
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Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, right on the Main Street in Samara, Jardin Marino is a solid choice for typical Costa Rican fare. The ceviche mixto was good, although I don't love the inclusion of octopus. A bit on the expensive side for typical...but on par with the other places we ran across in Samara. On a separate note - it probably... More 

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Thank 303Shan
Vancouver
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We just arrived here after sunset on New Years. The place we stay at only accept cash. We discovered both ATMs in town to be without money. The 1st restaurant we went to (because of the reviews on TA) was closed. So were our 2nd and 3rd choices. One restaurant on the beach told us their kitchen just closed 9:15pm.... More 

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Thank JLotz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This place was pretty budget friendly compared to other places near the beach. The food was great! The staff was friendly!

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Oakville, Ontario
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This sister -brother operation offers very tasty local offerings our family had three different casados and a a shrimp/rice dish. All were delicious. Very reasonably priced.

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here when we arrived in Samara. I was glad that I read the Tripadvisor reviews because it was really a gem. The food was very good and the staff was very nice and friendly . Food was very affordable and we were happy. Definitely much better than hotel food! Will go again!

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Thank OMD_10
Washington State
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Great portions and food for our family of five. This is a nice family-run spot that is family friendly. Solid Tico cuisine. We had two dinners and a lunch here, mostly casados. Extra fun when there's a soccer game on TV.

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Thank chesterjibowitz
Oshawa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Jardin Marino was the first restaurant we ate at when we arrived in Sámara. They serve Costa Rican specialties and the food is served hot and fresh! Spotlessly clean and very well priced. We ate here several times during our stay and enjoyed it each and every time!!

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Thank 2pupps
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Local place, casual atmosphere, very clean and the food was amazing. After one meal there my bf and I were hooked, we had all remaining lunches and dinner there (we had 4 different meals each and we loved everything we had. Highly recommend the red snapper and the sauteed jumbo garlic shrimp ...the steak (aka bistec) was phenomenal too! A... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We ate here the night we arrived in Samara. We were exhausted but dying for our favorite CR dish, cosado. Jardin Marino didn't disappoint. My grouper was fresh & delicious and my husband's steak was cooked perfectly. Nothing fancy but just what we have come to love in Costa Rica.

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Thank Meigan R
Ottawa, Canada
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We went back to Jardin Marino for dinner after having had a great meal there a year ago. Same positive experience with the food, the service and the atmosphere. Casado con pescadore was v good - so much so that I had it again a few days later! Also would recommend the jumbo shrimp with garlic - a bit pricey... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0934

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