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Santa Marina

Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
+385 98 285 702
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“fish plate” (3 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

For many years my husband and I went back to Santa Marina and it was one of our favorite restaurants in Istria. But this year something happened and food was no longer good as it has been. Scallops were not cleansed and were not sufficiently...More

Thank VlatkaSL
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went with my Croatian friend to a food festival on the estuary - she compares in multiple language - and I ate here with my 17 yr old and friend a 16 yr old niece. The food is out of this world - daughter had...More

1  Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is now open 11-23h. Service is professional and fast. They speak plenty languages. Fish is superb, very nicely spiced. A bit oily as per the local recipes. Portions are huge, prices ok. At 7:30 the music starts and you can dance. They also...More

Thank Anginafrika
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Santa Marina was recommended by a local friend as a great place to have a decent meal for a fair amount and this proved to be correct. The place is quite big and charmingly decorated. Once we sat down, the waiter came quickly, recommended fish...More

Thank Antonija R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I was with my husband on dinner and everything was perfect. The staff is very pulai and helpful and food is excellent. We're eating spaghetti with seafood and you can tayst sea in them. I recommend this restaurant to everyone because the food is excellent...More

Thank brigita1234
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly personnel and a nice view! They offer local specialties. Service was very good when we were the only ones around 6PM, 1 hour later the terrace was full and they didnt even asked if we wanted a desert.

Thank Stephan R
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child. Lovely atmosphere in the evenings, very big portions and fresh fish! Staff is great and food is not expensive at all. Huge recommendation!

Thank nikanikita
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We received small pieces of old bread!! The starter (fish mix) was average, the main course (1st class fish) was partly OK. Potato was oily and tasted like it was cooked hours ago. We left restaurant with disappointment. Not coming back again.

Thank Ivana C
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Group of seven visited. Restaurant had a nice atmosphere and staff were welcoming but as it got really busy, service went from poor to appalling. 3 meals came out half an hour before the other four. Some food was great. Some was poor. Didn't leave...More

1  Thank sojososo
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has very good and tasty food, great ambient, affordable prices, fast service, good staff

Thank Ivana Š
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Tar-Vabriga
  • Phone Number: +385 98 285 702
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