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La Princesa Marina

$$ - $$$Seafood, , South American
Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2433 7117
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible7%
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“hotel owner” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:25 PMAll hours
Seafood, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Great place to eat fish we had a very good meal there. And even tough we were kind of tired of Costa Rican fish after a one month vacation, they managed to make it better than the usual !

1  Thank Simon F
Reviewed 19 January 2013

More like going to a place with frozen fish prepared without concern for style or flavor... You can get the job done, but will not write home about the experience...

Thank islandjerr
Reviewed 29 November 2012

although located outside Alajuela it is a cheap bus ride away. From Downtown Alajuela get the Pueblo Nuevo bus. Ask the driver "La Princesa Marina?" and he will let you know when you are there. Use same bus (now called Alajuela bus) for return. Ask...More

Thank Alajelacentro2007
Reviewed 20 September 2012

My entire family together with hundreds of others suffered from Food Poisoning and could not go to work or attend classes for over one week.

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 16 September 2012

The food here is excellent and the service outstanding. It does help if you know some spanish (bring along your dictionary if you don't) as the servers know only a little English. That's OK, however, as they will work with you and it's well worth...More

Thank bonita099
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Skip this place.. Our family did not enjoy having dinner here. The waiter was really gentle and friendly but the food, very Inconsistent. I personally recommend other places in Alajuela or even in the nearby town of Santa Barbara de Heredia.

Thank fabcorgon
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Based on these reviews, my family went to this restaurant. The prices are indeed good -- I had a whole fish stuffed with seafood for about $12 -- but this may be a case of "you get what you pay for." Of the four of...More

1  Thank gringuitica
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Four of us ate here together; each ordered a different seafood platter. One enjoyed her whole stuffed fish. Another's mixed seafood plate with rice was too dry, with just partially cooked shrimp (replaced quickly). Mine was generally good, but included a partially cooked lobster tail....More

Thank MonetaTraveler
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We took a cab here from nearby Asclepios, because we were bored with their restaurant. This place was delish! I got 6 flavorful lobster tails for $18!

1  Thank MRobe1
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Bueno, Barrato y Bonito is an expression Ticos use for Restaurants they like. My favorite dish is Pechuga a la Plancha al ajillo (Grilled Chicken Breast with Garlic) Hmmmmmmmm.

Thank userme1423
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:25 PM
11:00 AM - 10:25 PM
11:00 AM - 10:25 PM
11:00 AM - 10:25 PM
11:00 AM - 10:25 PM
11:00 AM - 10:25 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2433 7117
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