Mary’s Restaurant

Location: Mal Pais, Costa Rica.

Price: mains ₡3000-7000. Accept Credit Cards.

Hours of Operation:

5:30-10pm from Tuesday to Thursday.

Closed on Wednesday.

Cuisine : International Dishes.

Specialties : Fresh fish and fresh organic produce.

Options : Dinner, Reservations and Catering services.

Terrace : Yes

Suitable for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local Cuisine, Child Friendly.






Mal Pais is a small Costa Rican town in the province of Puntarenas, on the southern coast of Nicoya Peninsula.  People from all over the globe come to this tropical village to have a taste of sultry sun, oceanic breeze and to get lost in the dazzling net of flourishing jungles. Mary’s Restaurant is a classy little restaurant curtained by a covey of vigorous greenery which is famous for its mouth-watering pizzas cooked on a brick-oven, scrumptious fish tacos, burritos, local fresh catches, Quesadillas, yummy desserts and lots more. It is located in the heart of Mal Pais, shortly left to a bridge over a stream, and has charmed the guests by its cordiality, homey set up and a perfect menu. Come and experience the unique, open-air dinner underneath the starlit skies, sublime atmosphere and sweet sounds of tropical medium. Take tempting bites of rich chocolate mousse perfected with a whipped cream or enjoy the nectarous flavors of goat cheese, fried bacon strips, freshly caught fishes such as eared yellow fin tuna and almond-leek braised red snapper filet and the best wood-fire pizza of Costa Rica. Along with bites of superb food, do not forget to sip on the chilled and exotic evening cocktails. The menu is versatile and everything has a modest price. Mary’s Restaurant also offer catering services for wedding receptions, birthdays, holiday events and other special occasions. A 100 pages long book was published in 2006 on Mary’s Restaurant featuring the articles, recipes and photographs by the chef, Alex Barnett,. The chef has written all the information on Mal Pais, its history, landmarks and has also included some insight of Mary’s Restaurant.

Mary’s Restaurant always makes use of fresh, organic and local ingredients for their cuisines. There are lots of options for vegetarians, too. The restaurant is known for its home-made stone brick oven which a unique taste to their pizzas and baked products. The restaurant has a bar that serves exquisite drinks and cocktails especially prepared by Mary and her sisters for the guests.

The menu includes:

  • Daily Fresh Fish
  • Fresh organic green salad.
  • Tortilla chips with fresh salsa or Guacamole.
  • Mary’s super nachos with Natilla, Cheddar cheese, Guacamole, salsa and Frijoles.
  • Fish, Shrimp or chi
  • cken Tacos.Quesadillas with Chile sauce and chicken or fish.
  • Burritos with Frijoles, Guacamole, salad, rice or chicken.
  • Wood oven Focaccia with fresh herbs, olive oils, Pesto, roasted red peppers and garlic.
  • There are lots of home-made pizzas to choose from with different toppings like shrimps, eggplants, olives, pineapples, ham, Parmesan, Mozilla, spinach, Pepperonis, Salamis, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, broccoli and Cebolla.
  • At Mary’s Restaurant, enjoy a perfect meal under the moon with your special ones.

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