One of the best restaurants in Guanacaste, let alone in Playas del Coco, their menu is scrumptious, as are their seafood platters. Our recommended dishes are the octopus, sashimi, red snapper, coconut shrimp, ceviche, grilled and fried rock snapper, and salted amber.
You can either dine inside or outside, as there is both air-conditioning, along with a pool where you can sit by, or enjoy before you eat. Most appetizers are priced at ₡8000 ($13) and you can salads or the catch-of-the-day meal for a similar price. Whole fish and octopus will cost a few dollars more, shrimp and lobster at the high end of the menu at ₡13000-₡15500 ($21-25).
The MarAzul fishmarket options consist of locally caught seafood with your choice of cooking styles, sauces, and two sides. Steaks are also very well priced at ₡12000 ($19) while kids menu options are quite cheap at ₡3000-₡3500 ($5-6).
The main attractions are their seafood platters which you can share among your group. The ceviche and crispy mix (₡34000 | $55) has a trilogy of citrusy fish, along with breaded, squid, shrimp, and fish. Their peel and eat platter (₡37000 | $60) has 1 kilo of jumbo shrimp, lobster tail tails, and some mixed veggie to devour.
For steak lovers, you’ll find 350 grams of NY strip loin, ribeye, and side skirts, along with 250 grams of tenderloin all having the same price (₡12000 | $19).
The cheapest seafood orders are the catch-of-the-day fillet at (₡7800 | $13), octopus (₡10000 | $16) and whole fish (₡9000-₡11000 | $14-$18) with options for red snapper and sea bass.
The more expensive options are the shrimp (₡14000 | $22) and lobster (₡14500- ₡15000 | $23-$25). The fish market kids menu has pasta for (₡3000 | $5), as well as, popcorn shrimp or fish fingers for (₡3500 | $6).
On their main menu, you’ll also find ceviche (₡6500| $11) and a bunch of seafood appetizers and spring rolls (₡8000 | $13). Ther also rice (₡9500 | $15) and seafood dishes (₡12500 | $14), a few soups (₡6500-₡7500| $11-12), and salads (₡6500-₡8000 | $11-13) too.
By phone is generally the preferred method for reservations at Restaurante Mar Azul
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