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El Banco de los Mariscos

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Seafood, Costa Rican, Latin, Central American
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Meters West From the Santa Barbara Central Park 500, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
+506 2269 9090
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Texas
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our taxi driver suggested the Banco de Mariscos to us. What a wonderful family restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara.They served delicious seafood dishes in large portions and the service is extremely fast and efficient. My family and I went twice during our 5 day stay in Alajuela. We loved fish and shrimp cerviche, it was out of this... More 

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Thank Jiea M
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This restaurant has its own boats and they bring in seafood fresh. It is not fancy food, but it is really good, fresh fish, prepared simply and tastefully. The portions are good and the service is excellent. The prices are fair. I recommend any of the garlic dishes. They add plenty of garlic. Also the tres leches for dessert is... More 

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Thank Randie D
Panama
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363 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A long time since my last visit and was not disappointed with the quality and freshness of my tilipia dinner. Cooked a la plancha over a bed of red, ripe tomatoes. My friend had a tender filet with tomato salsa. Next the desserts, flan de coco andtres leche. Both good.

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Urbana
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had Ceviche Mixto and it was quite good, accompanied by patacones, also good. Ceviche is really an appetizers, so it's not huge but with the patacones it was perfect. My friends had fish (Sea Bass) and shrimp dishes that all looked good. The place is very well priced. It's a big place and could acccomodate a large group. It... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This restaurant has been in Santa Barbara for a long time and it's very popular with the locals. I haven't been there in years because I had been very unhappy with the service in the place, but I recently went there for a birthday celebration with friends and I decided it is well worth another review. The food was outstanding.... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

One of the best places to visit if having large groups as it a big, Also a great option for people like me who don´t like much seafood. Large variety and a very beautiful aquarium with huge goldfish. Must visit while in Costa Rica.

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Thank Rajiv N
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Most of the time it is full, so you can figure out how good is it, it is big enough, and the dishes are pretty good, I recommend it to anyone for sure.

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Michigan
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great seafood, the paella for 2 was delicious and had enough food for 4 people! Definite local feel, not touristy at all. Bit of a language barrier if you don't speak Spanish.

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Thank Emily U
Cartago, Costa Rica
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203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

If you have a large family and you want to treat them with good seafood at very convenient prices, this is the right place for you. The restaurant is big and spacious, excellent & fast service, good parking space and a large (I mean large!) variety of seafood. Do not expect fancy dishes or recipes but instead you will be... More 

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

If you are a seafood lover I highly recommended this place, besides it mixed the local cuisine, steak house and of course their specialty which are the seafood, it is located just 30 minutes away fron Heredia down town in Santa Barbara town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, Latin, Central American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters West From the Santa Barbara Central Park 500, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +506 2269 9090
Description
Phone: 2269-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?