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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%
Travellers talk about
“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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21 - 30 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Went last evening. There was a patron -seemingly a regular---there with a barking dog running around the restaurant, one of those yelpers that makes you jump out of your skin each time. I don't care that the dog was there, but the yelping was obnoxious....More

Thank Meredyth M
Tracie-GRM, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Hola, I am so sorry your experience with us was less than satisfactory, and wish you had brought it to the attention of someone in management. We work hard to see that our guests' experiences are delicious and enjoyable, and would have done everything possible...More

Reviewed 16 March 2016

Bill's burgers are the best! Sometimes you just want good gringo food and Bill delivers. The wait staff are friendly and very helpful. The beer is cold and the people sitting at the bar are always friendly and nice to chat with.More

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

Hola, Cathy! We're thrilled that you enjoy your visits with us so much! The standards we set for ourselves are high, so we're always happy to hear we're meeting them! Come by anytime- we'll have a cold beer, a great burger, and a friendly face...More

Reviewed 24 February 2016

We have eaten at Marlin Bills several times over the last three years and we are very happy to say that the owner Bill has maintained his high quality cuisine over this period. Not only are the dishes plentiful but the prices have remained consistent...More

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

Hola, David! Thank you for the wonderful review! We work hard to maintain our high quality, so it's great to hear our work is appreciated! As for the wine, we definitely don't want you taking out a mortgage, so come by for a glass, anytime!...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

We went to Marlin Bills for an afternoon cocktail hour. We were the only ones in the restaurant since they didn't open for dinner until 6pm. My boyfriend ordered a bloody mary which he finished in less than 10 minutes. He seemed very unimpressed and...More

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

Hola, Rachel! I'm so sorry your visit wasn't satisfactory, and am very surprised to hear that our cocktails didn't meet your expectations. I wish you had brought the situation to our attention, because we certainly would have done everything possible to make things right for...More

Reviewed 13 January 2016

The food orders are placed in order of when parties arrive. My husband and I were starving when we got there and had to wait 40 minutes for other groups to order before we were allowed. The live music was not that great and the...More

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

Hola, Katie, I'm so sorry your experience was not what we strive to provide for our guests. I wish you had brought your dissatisfaction to the attention one of us in management, because we certainly would have done everything possible to make the situation right....More

Reviewed 12 December 2015

Really nice owner and waitstaff . They even stayed open late so we could watch the ACC championship (Go Tigers). Liked it so much that we went back twice, first time had chicken parm , second trip got a mega burger. Both meals were great...More

Thank meghanfish
Tracie-GRM, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Bill's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Hola, Meghan! We're so glad you enjoyed your visits with us! We love repeat customers, and work just as hard to make you happy on your 20th visit as we do on your 1st! As for the ACC tournament, of course we stayed open for...More

Reviewed 16 July 2015

Marlin Bill's boasts a hilltop view of the ocean. We arrived just as it was getting dark so did not get to enjoy the view. We really like the open air dining and the restaurant cat. Menu's are ever changing and are brought over on...More

Thank Patti J
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

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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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