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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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“burgers” (15 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Marlin Bill's sits up a hill with a view of the ocean, one of the few that have that view. Good comfort food like hamberger and fries as well as delicious seafood. Try the dorado fish sandwich. Cold beer and a friendly atmosphere round out...More

Thank STEVEFSTONE
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner on a quiet night. We were lucky that they just had a delivery of the catch of the day. Very friendly lady, the food was average, not spectacular.

Thank MrX2691
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

We got in by coicidence and found the perfect place. The atmophere was great; as we arrived we were offered complimentary salads, warm bread and 2 salsa's of our choice . A great way to start a nice dinner. I wanted to order the tuna...More

1  Thank corina0210
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We stopped in at Marlin Bill's upon arrival in Nosara. Staff was fantastic, service was terrific, and food was very good, and very large portions. Sadly, there were so many other places to choose from, we didn't make it back this time, but we'll see...More

Thank Sharon C
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Hola, Sharon! We're so glad you had such a good experience with us! We set high expectations for ourselves, so we love to hear that we're meeting those of our guests! We're sorry you didn't make it back to visit with us, again, but we...More

Reviewed 23 February 2015

Just on the main road, I'm sure they get a lot of people stopping in due to location. I've been here three times and have not had a good experience. From the food to the service . . . nothing good to say.More

Thank Eileen M
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2015

Hola, Eileen, I'm so sorry your experience with us wasn't positive. We pride ourselves on our food and service, and to hear that we were less than successful distresses us! If you had brought your problems to our attention while you were here, we would...More

Reviewed 29 January 2015

We went with friends who live near the restaurant. They raved about the food and suggested my wife order the tuna and I the chicken parmesan. My wife liked the tuna though she said she has often had better. The chicken parmesan was not even...More

Thank James D
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2015

Hola, James! We're so sorry your experience with us wasn't the exceptional one we want for every visitor. We never like to learn we had an "off" night. I wish you had let us know about your experience while you were there so we could...More

Reviewed 17 January 2015

After walking up and down the Main Street of Guiones, to our surprise everything was closed and dark at 6:30! (Tuesday night but still) then at the top of the hill, desperately needing a beer, lights lead us up another hill and stairs to Marlin...More

Thank Ruthy M
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2015

Hola, Ruthy! We're so glad we could be your oasis in the "desert" of Guiones! We're also happy to know you were pleased with our food, our service, AND our value! We try to give our guests a satisfying experience, and it's always great to...More

Reviewed 5 January 2015

We had a great time at Marlin Bills. Solid fish dish. Simple with veggies and rice hit the spot. Our waitress, Angie, is the bomb. She gets 5 stars. Thanks guys.More

Thank ColoCrew
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2015

Hola, Colorado Crew! We're glad you had such a good time with us, and especially with Angie! We agree, she's the bomb, but we'll make sure she knows you reminded us. We're also glad you enjoyed your food, and that it, "...hit the spot." We...More

Reviewed 8 December 2014

nice place at the top of the hill, very good service and good food. We liked the seared tuna and the burgers were good.More

Thank Silverball66
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2015

Hola! We're glad you enjoyed our visit with us! We pride ourselves on our service, as well as our food, so it's nice to learn we lived up to the expectations we have for ourselves! We're also glad you enjoyed the seared tuna and our...More

Reviewed 23 November 2014

Took our catch of the day in, they cooked it anyway we chose. Fish fingers and dipping sauce were awesome. Great service. Good food. The plus to our visit was the personality and friendliness of our server, I think she was Australian. Wish we would...More

Thank luvgoing
MarlinBills, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2015

Hola! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and that we could help you enjoy your fresh catch! We love to enhance our visitors' experience in Playa Guiones, and cooking your fresh catch just the way you want it is something we love to...More

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, 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
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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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