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Banana Bay Marina Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Km 2, Casa Amarilla, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
+506 2775 0255
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Lexington, South Carolina
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529 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great little restaurant on the water with a relaxing view. Food was ok, service a bit slow but a great place to enjoy the marina and harbor. Clean bathrooms and the employee in the office where we bought our t shirts was outstanding.

1 Thank kythoro
St. Lucia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Have boat rides off of the pier where you can see dolphins and if your lucky a whale. Staff was efficient and restrooms were pristine. Lovely breezes off the ocean and light to moderate warm rains would come and go often that added a refreshing coolness in the mid-afternoon. Quite a pleasant exspirence. I dined at other venues also but... More 

Thank tikkiivan777
Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The restaurant looks over one of the nicest little marinas in town. It's one of the "places to be" in Golfito. I'm vegetarian, so not much to eat for me, but the menu is typical of this region and the food looks good. The servers can be rather surly and inattentive though.

Thank Laura G
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

But the staff was disinterested, the food was just ok, and the entire place looked deserted. We were planning to return for dinner but decided to pass.

Thank JTref
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Food was great! Service, don't be in a hurry. Prices are reasonable. Great views too of the harbor. Breakfast was delicious, eggs, pancakes, salads, all very tasty.

Thank Robert H
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I always eat here when i am in town. i am happy with the food and the service. if your in Golfito you must have breakfast here!

Thank Carltico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here traveling Southeast from Mexico to Panama in a 44' sailboat. Generally marinas on the route have relatively low levels of service. Banana Bay was different. They answer their phone and monitor ch 16 so they are easy to contact. Their prices are fair and they handled all entry/exit documentation for us. They even organized their diesel pump... More 

Thank Billreisler
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is our favorite place for breakfast. Serve yourself coffee from the bar, sit back and enjoy the view. The "typical" breakfast comes with gallo pinto (beans&rice) and corn tortillas. The fresh juices can't be beat - watermelon (sandia) is my pick.

Thank Jenmosley
gavere belgium
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Good food and service. Just about the best place in Golfito. Lovely dining room overlooking the marina. Pelicans everywhere!

Thank rustyairedale
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a gathering place for boaters at Marina as well as cruisers anchored out. They serve good breakfast lunch and dinner. Have a great happy hour with best prices on margaritas and beers around. Each dish we tried was good, and they do have good fish. The prices are fair, but nothing I found in Costa Rica was inexpensive.... More 

Thank svYonder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 2, Casa Amarilla, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Golfito
  • Phone Number: +506 2775 0255

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