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Marlin Bill's

Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0458
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion rings” (2 reviews)
“pork chop” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I've been going to Nosara for many years & every single time I go, I make a point to swing by Marlin Bill's! The owner's are very welcoming, the food is incredibly fresh (we eat their dishes as well as bring our catch of the...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank crworcester
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We love coming here and having a relaxing lunch. It's perched above the town and provides you with an ocean view. The blackened fish sandwiches, onion rings and McMarlin are delicious. Margaritas are great, and not too pricy, Imperial comes in bottle (which is amazing)....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We recently returned from vacation in Nosara, CR and had the opportunity to dine at Marlin Bill's. The food is fantastic. You can get American fare if you want, or you can dine on the catch of the day, fresh Dorado is not to be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We've passed by this restaurant many times. Thought we'd give it a try. The burgers were very good. It's a good location but no ocean view. For these prices you should at least be on the beach. Bar prices are very expensive. Make sure you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CostaRicaTravelGuru
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Nice place. Staff was very freindly. We brought in our fresh catch on two evenings and they did an outstanding job..Cudos to chef Jeffrey on the whole snapper

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Had three fantastic apps. Cerviche was awesome, yellowfin tuna was terrific and the dorado was very fresh. Angie was fantastic. Love stopping at this bar.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LeeAnne V
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We ate at Marlin Bill’s on the recommendation of the property manager where we were staying in Nosara. He raved about the pork chops, though no one in our group ordered them. We arrived in daylight and were glad we did as the parking area...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank suematt70
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We ate here twice. The first night we wanted a light dinner so they gave us a lunch menu for a great burger. Next trip we brought fish to be blackened and it was very good.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank HarryLeland_nc
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great menu with a nice variety of food and drink. Marvelous margaritas! Nice views. We brought our fish by every afternoon and had delicious meals each night, the cost was fair. The staff is very helpful. The cats: Snapper, Moose Jenner and LaNoche are cool...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Lazrlady
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were the only people in, but staff were friendly, menu varied and the food tasty. Our large party had a variety of dishes, which everyone was happy with. Deserts were popular. A little on the pricey side for what it was, but Americans seem...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Colin O
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Stella O
12 March 2015|
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Response from Tracie-GRM | Property representative |
Hola, Stella! You can call the restaurant at 2682 0458 from Costa Rica, or if you're calling from the US, you can dial 011-506-2682-0458.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0458
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In business since 1994, Marlin Bill's offers guests of our open-air dining room panoramic views of Guiones, the ocean, and Costa Rica's world-famous sunsets, along with mouth-watering options from our eclectic menu of choice steaks, chops, fresh seafood, family fare, and dreamy desserts. Daily food and drink specials, and our ability to cater to large parties, make Marlin Bill's beloved by both visitors and locals.
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