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Locanda

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta, South American, Costa Rican
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300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria...
Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with wood oven. Sunbeds and chairs for our customers. Private parking with security.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty beach side restaurant

Tasty fresh food in big portions. The fruit smoothies were delicious. The service was good but the best part of my our evening was being able to be in a pretty beachside restaurant watching the sun go down as we ate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Natasha F
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London, United Kingdom
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Las Rozas, Spain
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We wanted to eat by the sea and drove along the track by the beach. locanda offered private parking and good menú. We chose fish plates and stated we would share them and the staff took the time and effort to split and present them separately! White wine was delicious and the waitress agreed to keep our stuff safe as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tasty fresh food in big portions. The fruit smoothies were delicious. The service was good but the best part of my our evening was being able to be in a pretty beachside restaurant watching the sun go down as we ate.

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Dallas
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We just rolled into town, put on swim suits and headed to the beach when we had to take shelter from a storm at Locanda. Storm lasted about 2 hours, but we never left. Good wine burgers fries, and really good pizza. Nice prices for the location. Sunday has live music and free cheese pizza slices with every drink purchase.

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Birkeroed, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went for dinner and had pizza and salad. Very nice and big portions. You can easily share a salad between two. Very tasty. And the location right on the beach is really nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Arrive early and secure a shaded beach cabana. They are free all you have to do is order food or drink. The prices are about the same all down the beach. Just know that the drinks are buy one get one free and so were the hamburgers. We didn't know this the first day and the waitress did not mention... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was the priciest meal we had, and there was some confusion about the specials, so we got charged more than we probably should have, but at least we got a lot of food to go with it. Regardless, the food was unbelievably good and worth the price. The whole fish was amazing, and my husband was crazy about their... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We arrived mid morning for one of the most beautiful days of our time in Samara. Locanda is a perfect location with board rentals next door and a restaurant that came recommended from just about everyone that we talked to. The service was great, even as it got busy. We got to hang out in the sun and surf, sit... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Completely on one of the most beautiful beaches! The surf, coconut trees, and even beautiful horses are all right in front of your eyes as you enjoy a fine dining experience!

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just had a late lunch here and ordered the casada with grilled fish. Portions are very generous and came with a massive serve of garden salad. A little pricey compared to other places for seafood, you could literally compare to how much you would spend for a main meal in Melbourne ie $20 to $30. I plan to go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For a location right on the beach, you can't go wrong with this place. Not only is the location superb, the food and service was fabulous too. We had a large group of 14 and were accommodated well in every way. It was a great dinner with sand between our toes. Try it, you will leave happy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta, South American, Costa Rican

Description

Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with wood oven. Sunbeds and chairs for our customers. Private parking with security.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?