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Maracuya Beach Front

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Travellers' Choice2022
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sponsored by: Maracuya Beach Front

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Quality of service
1. Quality of service
Quality of service, knowledgable, friendly & personable
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2. Quality of food
2. Quality of food
Excellent Costa rican food with a french flair at reasonable cost
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3. Ambiance
3. Ambiance
Pool and beachside dining. It doesn't get better
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About
We are a restaurant with a great variety of flavors, a fusion of cultures that adapt to the most demanding palate. We have vegan dishes and we are committed to health, so we keep in mind the allergies and suggestions of our customers. Our cocktails are so refreshing and delicious, they are ideal to drink in front of the sea on a hot day. We have theme nights, such as the famous BBQ Night, which take place on Fridays with live music. We also have the Latin night on wednesday, a special occasion to try local food. During the week we have mixology and cooking classes (only under reservation) and on sunday's we have pizza time, you make your pizza in our wood oven. You will have an experience in
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Central American, Latin, Seafood, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Beach, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Normally this is one of the best restaurants in the area. We had high hopes for Thanksgiving dinner, but alas. We had the turkey. The dark meat was OK, but the texture of the white meat suggested it had been left too long in the...sous vide, and the al dente vegetables could have cooked a bit longer. The Waldorf salad was great, as was the pumpkin and ginger soup. Maracuya does fancy presentations, and something bright red had been splashed off to the side of the main dish. Not really the best look for a plate of poultry. The entertainment, though. The instrumentalists were inept and the singer was plain awful. Her affect was flat, and she was well off-key, too. In the places where her voice should have swelled, she shrieked. Her WOOT WOOTS were anemic. All this at top volume. It was way, way, WAY too loud for a dining room. The staff got them to ratchet it down a little, but we still had to shout to hear one another across the table. Normally this place is a solid 5 stars. The meh dinner and terrible music brings them down to a 2 this trip. Hoping for better next time.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

Food, drinks & service is excellent however, it is not cheap so be prepared for the bill. We stayed here so it was very convenient, enjoyed great food, a beautiful view & walk on the beach after each meal. Would return

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and enjoyed the Cobb salad and prawn salad with fresh bread and crème brulee! I have a gluten allergy and also was pregnant. Lizette and the full staff were so very accommodating. This is an impeccable experience in a breathtaking location.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Wonderful atmosphere. This place is magical. And right on these gorgeous beaches.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to enjoy a drink in a covered restaurant and chose Maracuya Restaurant as our destination due to the pouring rain. We wanted to review the restaurant before bringing our out of town family and evaluate their food, service, cleanliness, etc....The staff was very welcoming, and suggested really good tapas for us to try. All my husband said was "wow". In addition to tapas, they also recommended us a very refreshing drinks.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Craft cocktails were delicious! Gorgeous black beachMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very very nice dinner and drinks. The service was excellent. We will be back to enjoy again!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

This is a hidden gem! Definitely worth the drive. Wide variety of reasonably-priced menu options. We had the veggie nachos, tuna passionfruit poke bowl, Angus burger and for dessert -- passionfruit cheesecake. It was all delicious and beautifully presented. Afterward we strolled on the sparkling...black sand beach. It was a fantastic afternoon!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 26 September 2022

Maracuya is located on the beautiful beach at Bahia Pez Vela resort in Ocotal. The food is great and the service is even better. We both love the Cuban sandwich but I will take anything on the menu and be very happy.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 20 September 2022

We had dinners and drinks. Some of the best food I ate in Costa Rica. Creative cocktails. Very attentive service.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 19 September 2022 via mobile

The experience was unmatched. The entire staff was absolutely amazing! They made us feel welcome and made my sisters birthday dinner unforgettable. Lizzette was the BEST! Her service was impeccable. The food was fresh and flavorful. Hands down the best restaurant in Costa RicaMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Director General at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 6 September 2022

This restaurant is amazing! Absolutely no complaints here! Food was SO delicious! Staff was excellent! A big thanks to Lizette, Heison and Chef Favian for making our stay extra special! Could keep listing great staff - Reynaldo, Jocksan, Lizzy. You cannot go wrong!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 31 August 2022 via mobile

Can’t say enough about this place. The food is world class and so is the service (Lizette is a gem). Stayed at the resort for 5 days and ate two meals a day here because we couldn’t imagine doing any better else where!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Director General at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 28 August 2022

This past week I was traveling in Costa Rica with my wife and 2 other couples. We decided to spend a day at Maracuya using their day-pass, which turned out fantastically. The day pass is $30 but you get $25 as a food/drink credit, which...we easily used despite the reasonable prices. The pool was relaxing, the food was great and we had particularly good service from our friend Reynaldo. He was incredibly attentive, always had a smile and made our day very enjoyable. Thank you, Reynaldo!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

This restaurant was beyond amazing! Their food was amazing and their service is the best! If you are in the area believe me it is worth the drive here! Peaceful and a nice get away!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Carlos Guzmán Adanis, Gerente at Maracuya Beach Front, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

"Thank you! We are glad to hear about your experience, and we appreciate that you have chosen Maracuyá. Thank you so much for the compliments on our friendly team and for recognizing our work. We hope to have you back with us soon." I invite...More

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Thank you for your question... Yes, we are friendly vegetarian, in fact we have vegetarian menu. You are welcome to talk with the chef for an special dish Kindest regards
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Maracuya Beach Front is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5