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Marlin Bill's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0458
11:00 - 22:00
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Nicoya, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good thing the hamburger is much smaller than the bun for it was flavorless. I saw American cheese on it however it had no cheese taste or even the feeling you were eating a cheeseburger. Screwed up my side items so the meal I ordered was not what I was served. Used two bottom buns on my sandwich - points... More 

Thank MissKahn
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here during our stay in Nosara and had an incredible meal. Bill is the ultimate host and went out of his way to make sure everything was alright.

Thank drmolar2016
Arlington, Virginia
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Everyone knows everyone here. Bill introduced himself. Fish was pretty good and service was good and with a smile. Funny story about my Irish coffee order - instead of dessert. It came back coffee and baileys. Not Irish whiskey, not whipped cream, not Khalua. Oh well, when I retire I can tend bar here and make a killing. Get there... More 

Thank ReallyMeC
Grunau im Almtal, Austria
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We ate here at least 4 times and enjoyed it very much. The service was friendly and the food really good. Even our children enjoyed it. We were here December 2015. Sorry it took so long to write a review.

Thank HeidiWolfgangG
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice dinner with a romantic view of the water. Definitely pricey but worth it for a nice dinner

Thank Katie C
Miami Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went for lunch and found Marlin Bill's to be very relaxing. Very nice service and quality food. Would go back for sure!

Thank Amanda B
Johnstown, Pa
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great view from the hillside to the ocean. Watch the sunset. Meal was wonderful. French onion soup, Chicken Parmesan was enormous and delicious, Just a wonderful meal.

Thank Hpet62
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Marlin Bill's is an unpretentious bar and restaurant that doesn't try to be anything other than a nice place to get a great meal with a killer view of the Pacific. At various times of the day you'll find locals mixed in with visitors in the restaurant or at the bar watching a game, and a couple of pets and... More 

Thank Donald_and_Leila
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We ate here twice... Good variety of food on the menu but pricey... Not skimpy on the alcoholic drinks... 2 will just about do it. Hard to decide which one to get.... Rum runner or the margarita ... Rum runner😍

Thank mck0wnj
Waco, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Margarita's, Cold beer and great key lime pie! We enjoyed the atmosphere and location. Not cheap but a nice break from the usual fare.

Thank klmoore002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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Red Oak, Oklahoma
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?