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El Marquez - CLOSED

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
6 Oct 2014
“The best restaurant in Monteverde!”
24 Sep 2014
“Wonderful Dinner great seafood”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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21 - 30 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 8 February 2014

One of our tour guids recommended this restaurant. It is very local and the fish was delicious and very fresh. We had marlin, which we had never eaten before and it was excellent as was our breaded shrimp and oh,so cheap! Don't let that scare...More

Thank caribbeanlover18
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

4 of us had the entrees listed above. The fish & shrimp were fresh & great and service very good. Fresh vegetables would have made the meal perfect.

Thank 2NCaliftravelers
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Located in the center of town the place is unpretentious but has the best fish in town. Weekends are the best as fish caught the same day come up from Puntarenas. This place is not fancy and the service is pretty normal for Costa Rica...More

Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This was my favorite restaurant in Santa Elena. The fish was fresh and well-prepared, with a tasty sauce. The service was slow but friendly, and the place has a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Strayunderdog
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I don't know why there weren't more people in this restaurant, but there should have been. The decor is nothing to draw people in, but the food and drinks are great. The mojitos are delicious, handmade and strong. The ceviche was delicious, and the vegetarian...More

Thank YouGoGirl_115
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Our lunch at El Marquez was really delicious. The owner-service person was very accommodating and nice. Their palmito salad with grilled chicken was super.

Thank Ana-Santorini099
Reviewed 12 October 2013

The seafood pizza was delicious and a highlight of our trip. Fresh clams,mussels and crab in the perfect cheese. Great service and friendly English spoken.

Thank Bayard H
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Fresh fish and yummy fruit drinks are great at this place. It is conveniently located in central Santa Elena.

Thank pdxsv
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We walked the triangle of shops/restaurants in Santa Elena and decided to pick El Marquez, despite the fact that there was only one other diner in the place (not a good sign usually). The food was surprisingly good, especially the seafood soup. Prices looked really...More

1  Thank CSFMi
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Once you get past the slow service seemingly everywhere in Costa Rica, you can focus on the food. We ate at this place twice because the food was so good. Stick to seafood dishes as they are fresh and flavorful. The sign outside said they...More

Thank Dan L
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: 645-5918
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