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“Reasonable and delicious ”

El Balcon Del Marisco
Ranked #83 of 730 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$6 - US$39
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Central American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Description: Our variety, freshness and unique and distinctive flavor, make El Balcon del Marisco, is the meeting point for lovers of good food and those who like an original atmosphere to enjoy a moment to remember with family or friends.
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Surf and turf restaurant with good service for small parties. Food was delivered one to two plates at time. The last plate came over 40 minutes late in our party of 8. However the food was good and our waiter was very helpful to find a high chair for our baby.

Thank Excellone1g
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great local spot right outside San Jose. This is a long standing restaurant with
a great following. We had 4 Bocas some wine. Very large place but great
service with a good value.

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Thank pura1vida
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

The shrimp salad was awesome, cooked perfectly. Service was ok, but not great. I'de say this is a great spot for buddies, couples or families. Would I eat there again? Yes the food is ok. This restaurant is in Curridabat, so if you're in San Jose you would have to either drive or take a cab.

Thank Eloim-Ellis
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Nothing fancy, some distance from my hotel ( we stayed downtown) but you get to see a very local restaurant, good prices - try the lobster!

Thank tampico1
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

We took a taxi here from our airport hotel, on our last day in Costa Rica. This downtown area is bustling with young folks briskly returning home from the University and bus stops nearby. Situated on a bustling 'walk only' street, it is nice to sit and look out the open air windows and watch the world rush by. By Costa Rica standards, it has modern architecture with it's large open space, wood beams and interior plants. The large room has several vignettes: including a coffee bar and a pizzeria. Possibly wanting a taste of home, I had the lasagna. While a giant leap from the "tipical" meals of the country, it was mediocre. Definitely filled the bill with plenty of cheese and ground beef but not much going on beyond that. My sweetheart had the Hindu Chicken which was a thinly disguised version of, you guessed it, tipical rice, chicken and beans.

I should mention that we are foodies and try to find restaurants that go a above and beyond normal fare. If your tastes trend towards the more simple, this is a perfectly fine restaurant.

Unfortunately, for us, this restaurant falls into the category of so many here...lovely atmosphere but very uninspired food.

Thank ChicoBaldo
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