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Mareena's Simply Food

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East Avenue Road, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 7787
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We LOVED our dinner at Mareena's. We enjoyed some lovely squash and red pepper soup, the seared scallops, and steaks that were cooked to perfection. The service was lovely, the food was incredible, and the prices were extremely reasonable considering the quality of the food. The steak dinner portion was enormous - a large steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, herb butter,... More 

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1 Thank Sarah W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with friendly hostess and amazinglys good simple food. It does what it says on the tin! We had delicious scallops and Prawn Coctail for starters, followed by the lamb and Sole and finished off with lovely yoghurt. The soundtack in the background, the lighting and the gracious hospitality made it a joy for dining.

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1 Thank Niall F
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi Niall F. It was a pleasure to meet you both last Sunday night,I'm delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your evening with us. Thanks very much for this fabulous review,we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Mary. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mareena's is something you don't find in this age of fast food and chain restaurants. There are 24 seats--not tables. The menu is specific, amazing, local and perfectly prepared. Special attention is given to each party. My teenage daughter, who tends to be critical ate everything and tried new foods. She had the shrimp and monkfish. My husband the John... More 

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1 Thank Diane C
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi Diane, Well done you ,you absolutely nailed what we are about!! It was a real pleasure to meet you all and I'm especially delighted your daughter enjoyed her evening with us. Thanks a million for posting this excellent review and I really hope we meet again. Best wishes. Mary. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positives: + Really good food + Really tasty food (my sirloin steak was delicious) + Fresh ingredients + Wholesome ingredients + Charming, comfortable restaurant and seating Drawbacks: - Limited menu / limited choice - Didn't seem to like requests for changes to sides or deviations from menu at all. I have food intolerances so do usually need to request minor... More 

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1 Thank Sconry
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi Sconry. Thank you most sincerely for this great review.. I apologise if I seemed a little put out by your request ,I assure you it was not a problem. As it happens both our salad dressings are dairy free but I cannot recall you mentioning your dairy intolerance specifically.I'm glad that overall you enjoyed your evening with us and... More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. We both had the monkfish, shrimp and scallop dish. Absolutely outstanding. Nice wine list as well. Mary and her husband are the chef and hostess (as well as the owners). Lovely people. The place is small so be sure to make reservations. Would highly recommend....all the dishes looked wonderful. Would not hesitate to eat there again,... More 

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1 Thank berniez
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi berniez. Thank you very much for this absolutely outstanding review,we really appreciate you going to the effort of posting it here on tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and really look forward to your return visit which will hopefully be sooner rather than later!! Best wishes Mary&Markus. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place looks good and the menu is interesting. The portions are huge and the service is friendly but maybe a little quick – we were in and out in about an hour having had a starter and main. If you fancy a beer or spirit you’ll be out of luck it’s wine only. Having said all that I'd check... More 

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Thank IanFromDublin
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi IanFromDublin, Thanks for the great review,it was really a pleasure to meet you guys! We look forward to your return visit. Best wishes to you both. Yours Mary. More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I shared scallops that were some of the best anywhere. I had the beef cheeks. Truly outstanding. Sweet owners. Definitely will come back.

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1 Thank Jessica F
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi Jessica F, It was lovely to meet you both and thanks a million for this excellent complimentary review,we are really grateful . Hope to see you both again soon. Regards Mary. More 

Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Simple menu, but really well executed. My wife loved the Beef Cheeks & I had the Monk Fish & Prawn dish. We were both extremely impressed. Mareena was awesome too. If you want a great meal, come here.

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1 Thank C F
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi C F, It was a real pleasure to meet you both last week and I hoped you enjoyed the rest of St Patrick's weekend. Thanks very much for posting this excellent review,so glad you enjoyed your evening in our company. Regards Mary. More 

Killarney, Ireland
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Eat in Nov 2016. Can have some unusual menu such as rabbit, but also standard cuisine. Booking advised.

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1 Thank pat d
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi pat d. Thanks a million for posting this short ,sweet ,excellent review,we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Mary. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a lovely evening in Mareenas. Prawn Coctail, Scallops, and Prawns and Monkfish in garlic butter - delicious. This is a small, relaxed restaurant run by a husband and wife which means that when busy, service comes under a little pressure, but the food is worth the wait (if there is one) anyway if you are out for a... More 

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2 Thank DHAandCoIreland
MandM2016, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review

Hi DHandCoIreland. Thanks a million David for taking the time to post this excellent review,we really appreciate you taking the time. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and I'm delighted you enjoy your evening with us and also to read you plan a return visit! Until next time best wishes. Yours Mary. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Avenue Road, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 7787

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?