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“Great Bargain Great Food”

El Balcon Del Marisco
Ranked #76 of 831 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: USD 6 - USD 39
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Central American
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Description: Our variety, freshness and unique and distinctive flavor, make El Balcon del Marisco, is the meeting point for lovers of good food and those who like an original atmosphere to enjoy a moment to remember with family or friends.
Reviewed 19 October 2017

You are warmly greated in the warm and cozy costa rican way making you feel very welcome and like they want you to be there.
Food is very good flavorfulll and portions are not bad.
Recommend the ceviche as the appetizer, and fried sea bass was pretty good as well, and the giant shrimp plate.

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Thank Marcin S
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We used to like this restaurant, but a couple years ago they started serving "corvineta" (i.e. catfish or Pangasius) instead of "corvina" (i.e. seabass or whitefin weakfish). The former is a freshwater fish reared in Southeast Asia that has poor flavor and texture, whereas the latter is a tasty saltwater fish that is traditionally used to make ceviche. Unfortunately, many restaurants are now using the cheaper "corvineta", which has questionable origins and is of lower quality. At "El Balcon" the prices have remained the same, but the quality of the ceviche and fish fillets has gone down. You can definitely taste the difference.

Thank Andres Q
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Surf and turf restaurant with good service for small parties. Food was delivered one to two plates at time. The last plate came over 40 minutes late in our party of 8. However the food was good and our waiter was very helpful to find a high chair for our baby.

Thank Excellone1g
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great local spot right outside San Jose. This is a long standing restaurant with
a great following. We had 4 Bocas some wine. Very large place but great
service with a good value.

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Thank pura1vida
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

The shrimp salad was awesome, cooked perfectly. Service was ok, but not great. I'de say this is a great spot for buddies, couples or families. Would I eat there again? Yes the food is ok. This restaurant is in Curridabat, so if you're in San Jose you would have to either drive or take a cab.

Thank Eloim-Ellis
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