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Locanda

300 mts oeste de el correo, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #25 of 48 restaurants in Playa Samara
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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kaarst
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

very nice terrace on the beach, nicely decorated including sun beds. Very well prepared cocktails, top Ti-Punch. We lunched twice and enjoyed great food prepared with care. So we came back a 3rd time for dinner. For unclear reasons we had to wait more than 1 hour for a rather easy order and quality at the end was just average.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Ok...you have not had fish soup like this. Lobster, clams, mussels and more in a light tomato soup base served with bread so you won't miss a morsle of the soup. Really big enough for 2. Get the nachos with the guacamole. Their chips are hand made and you could eat a bag of them alone by themselves....MOST IMPORTANT! 2... More

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Red Hook, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I've been to this restaurant many times, for breakfast, lunch and dinner it's just under the palm trees facing the ocean, with plush pillows on chairs really like the owner (also his beautiful horse) and staff are accomodating and friendly, food really good. lobster in March was out of season but when available it's the best lobster I ever ate... More

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Nicoya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was our third visit, and each equally excellent. Indeed heavenly food, with a location to match! The salads are huge, beautifully presented, with lots of lively flavours! Service by happy, smiling, and unobtrusive staff.

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Surrey, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Located on the beach, this is a great spot to eat. My wife had the Caprese salad, which was a stunning presentation, and very tasty. I had grilled sea bass, and the same again....tasty. A little pricey, but the food and service was excellent.

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Locanda last night, so I thought I would post this review while it was still fresh. We were actually headed to another restaurant but it was closed for a private party so we wondered into Locanda. I was immediately attracted to the comfortable looking seating on the beach (often seating is a plastic chair)... More

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Montreal
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

They have all day happy hours for two, drinks, hamburgers and even whole fish grilled for two. Prices are reasonable and in line in value. They have a side shower if you want to refresh after a swim and between the Pina Colada and the Margarita. They don't expect tipping but a small tip goes a long way to put... More

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

If you are looking for one of the nicest, shady areas with a million dollar view to sit, relax and enjoy lunch with the most comfy chairs inmplaya samara this is the place to come. Service a little slow but standard for the territory, as it gives you time to enjoy people watching and the surf school next door. Food... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We hada party of six for dinner one evening. , We were told the dinner for two special had lobster. When it arreived,there was no lobster. When we asked, they just said they did not have any lobster. Not sure what happened. The dinner was still very good.Fresh fish,shrimp,clams,mussels. Plenty of food. Also,the two for one cocktails were quite good.If... More

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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Beautiful location right on Playa Samara. Great comfy chairs and gorgeous views for watching the ocean. Ate breakfast and dinner here and both meals were excellent. We did have one service issue however. . We were initially told to sit anywhere and because there were no tables for two available, we sat at a table that would seat four. After... More

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