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Mary's Restaurant

3km South Of The Crossroads, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0153
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (41 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Pizza, South American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3km South Of The Crossroads, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Mary's is a cool little place for dinner. We had a group that ate pizza and seafood, and we all enjoyed the meals. I definitely recommend Mary's!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The staff were excellent. Food was very good, but as I said, pricey. We were staying in Mal Pais at the Buenos Aires hotel, so it was farther than we would have liked.

Thank idaWINTER
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The food here is amazing, great for families or couples the ambiance is super nice, and the fact that they grow their own products is GREAT. Specially since I am sensitive to pesticides and overall a vey picky eater. Multiple healthy options.

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Low-key dining experience with live music and pool tables. Great for large groups and families. Seafood was very fresh; pizzas were yummy, drinks were strong, but overall a little on the pricey side. [Visited Feb 2016]

Thank mochi_monday
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

For my stay in Mal Pais we found this restaurant right down the way from Vista de Olas. I was blown away! As a graduate from a culinary institute I can attest that this restaurant was absolutely amazing. I wanted to come back over and...More

Thank Kristine B
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What you first notice with this place is the fantastic atmosphere - a fantastic mix of 50's diner and your local surf shack. But what's really extraordinary with Mary's is the love and respect for the produce. From the adjacent farm where they grow their...More

Thank Frida O
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at Mary's three times in the week we were in the area. If you are staying in Santa Teresa it's worth taking the time to drive south to Mal Pais and get a break from the crowds in this quiet and relaxing town....More

Thank Susan I
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Found this spot completely by accident at the end of a remote dirt road, and if only every accident tasted this delicious I'd be willing to get in way more of them, preferably of the food variety. Ordered the ceviche, the blackened yellowfin tuna, roasted...More

1  Thank Malpais77
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

YUM. A charming place with open air and more enclosed areas. Seafood fresh out of the ocean, veggies fresh from the farm. Fish specials are on the blackboard and come a la carte. I got sea bass with poblano rajas. I like spicy food, and...More

1  Thank MelissaW
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Enchanting restaurant with absolutely delicious food. Highly recommend the lobster and dorado and great vegetables. And perfect chocolate brownie and ice cream. Service was impeccable. Delightful experience.

1  Thank lyndahlevy1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3km South Of The Crossroads, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0153
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