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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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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pork chop” (5 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
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101 - 110 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 21 January 2012

Mostly seafood and sandwiches, along with juices, the usual beer and wine list - very pleasant place especially for lunch and an afternoon break, a ways up the hill from the beach.

Thank fortunatetraveler71
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2012

We're glad you enjoyed your lunch, as well as the view from our dining area! Next time, you might want to stop by around sunset. That view, too, is spectacular! We hope to see you again, soon! Pura vida!

Reviewed 13 January 2012

Were there for new years. Food was expensive and not very good. Great view if it wasn't dark.More

Thank Patricia M
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2012

We're so sorry you didn't have a good New Year's experience with us! At Marlin Bill's, we strive to provide our guests with exceptional food at competitive prices, and are terribly upset to hear that we didn't achieve that goal during your visit! I wish...More

Reviewed 4 January 2012

Location is a bit from the main road, but marlin bills is definitely worth a visit, especially if you love meat. We went there twice and have eaten the best steak and pork chop in years! W e will be back for sure!!More

Thank CTervoort
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2012

Hola, Jan and Noa! We're always thrilled to hear that our guests had a great experience and enjoyed our restaurant enough to visit more than once during a trip to Nosara/Guiones! We strive to make "exceptional" the standard at Marlin Bill's, and are happy to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2012

We had the worst meal, over-cooked fish, slow service (although they are very nice), with the highest prices of any restaurant we ate at in Nosara in the 10 days we were there.More

Thank Victoria T
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2012

We are so sorry- and terribly upset- that your experience with Marlin Bill's was not a positive one! Our goal is not just to MEET the expectations of our guests, but to EXCEED them in every way possible, and as you can see from many...More

Reviewed 1 January 2012

We called to make reservations and we got very friendly service. Food was great, mussels very fresh with delicious butter sauce, shrimps and fish awesome! In general very pleased with food and service the only note is that atmosphere is 100% US type of place...More

Thank randallpan
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2012

Hola! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and that you thought our food was "awesome!" :) We're always thrilled to hear that we are fulfilling our goal of providing our guests with exceptional food and an enjoyable dining experience! As you noticed,...More

Reviewed 9 December 2011

Although the poor waitress was really busy. The service was still good. Excellent foodMore

Thank Catherine P
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2012

Hola, Catherine! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you felt our food was "excellent." At Marlin Bill's, we work VERY hard to provide our guests with top-notch food and service, so it's nice to hear we fulfilled that goal during your...More

Reviewed 4 December 2011

Eggplant parm was HUGE...can't believe my lady friend ate the whole thing. My blackened dorado was excellent and the sides were also done nicely. Not a culinary experience, per se, just quality food w/ an airy atmosphere.More

Thank justonetaste203
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2012

Hola! We're so glad to hear that you and your lady friend had a satisfying experience with us, and that she enjoyed our Eggplant Parm so much! Tell her not to worry about eating the whole thing. As with Las Vegas, what happens in Marlin...More

Reviewed 28 November 2011

We were a party of eight looking for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.... the majority of people on the beach advised us to go to Marlin Bill's. Glad we did..... Just like being at home. Starting with a relish tray of deviled eggs, olives,...More

Thank JonesSanJose
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2011

Hola, Conrad and Olive! We're so happy we were able to give you the traditional Thanksgiving experience you were seeking! We're also happy that so many people on the beach told you that we were the place to go- and that we lived up to...More

Reviewed 15 November 2011

We have been visiting Nosara for the last 15 years because we have property there, however we have never been to Marlin's Bill's before until last Christmas. First of all, the food is less than average, prices expensive, waiters do not speak Spanish and have...More

Thank Pirringui
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2011

We are so sorry- and rather dismayed- that your experience with Marlin Bill's was not a positive one. Our goal is not just to MEET the expectations of our guests, but to EXCEED them in every way possible, and as you can see from the...More

Reviewed 10 October 2011

We missed going to Marlin Bills on our last trip. This trip we couldn't stay away. Incredible food, sat tv for the monday night games and a sunset view that is second to none. Thanks again...More

Thank Pete B
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2011

We're sorry you missed us the first time, but we're so glad you found us this time, Pete! We pride ourselves on our outstanding food and drinks, but we're also proud to offer our guests satellite TV (don't want to miss those important games while...More

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Stella O
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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