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Locanda

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, 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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great setting, good food

Restaurant was recommended by the owner of our hotel, which was nearby. The beachfront location is the most desirable attribute. Great place to watch the surfers and other beach activity. The food was good, if a little pricey (it is a resort town). Only negative is that the 2 for 1 margaritas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Michael S
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Sodus Point, New York
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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We got into the restaurant by accident the first time, but the food was perfect so we came back again the following days. The whole fish dishes and the fish soup are really perfect. I hardly drank cocktails before, but here I ordered it every time - it was cheap and very nice. Speaking Spanish is useful. The tables and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Thanks to new management at Locanda, we enjoyed one of the best meals in Samara this March. Locanda now gets first prize for the best ambiance: it feels elegant and sophisticated with great lighting, comfortable and attractive seating - Wow! We went once with 2 other couples and enjoyed pizzas and excellent Caesar salads. Food was great, and prices were... More 

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Sodus Point, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Restaurant was recommended by the owner of our hotel, which was nearby. The beachfront location is the most desirable attribute. Great place to watch the surfers and other beach activity. The food was good, if a little pricey (it is a resort town). Only negative is that the 2 for 1 margaritas were very weak. I would return, but probably... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went to this restaurant with another couple while visiting Playa Samara on the advice of our hotel staff. The setting is quite lovely as it is located right on the beach. I found the menu somewhat lacking in seafood entrees. There were an array of 2 for 1 specials that were pricey. We ordered a tuna entree and 3... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wow what a hamburgesa. Two for one specials make them a fair deal seeing as you are on the beach in a beautiful beach setting

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Inuvik, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food was excellent and very (overly) generous portions (try to share with a friend if you can), the drinks were DELICIOUS (Wiki Tiki!!!!), the service was friendly, and the location can't be beat. If you want to spend an afternoon sitting right on the beach, having drinks and great food in between dips in the ocean, in comfortable chairs,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The service here isn't the best, really really slow. You have to find the waitress anytime you need something and wait at least 10/15mins for anything you asked (drinks, ketchup etc.) they are not really smily neither.. Tired maybe? It seems to be only two waitress here working all days from open to close. However if you don't really mind... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We unfortunately came here our last night in Samara and it was a massive letdown. Prior to this we had enjoyed every restaurant in the area we tried, this was a sad way to end our trip. The atmosphere is beautiful and that's what drew us in, but the service was horrible it took forever, and over half of our... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Four of us have eaten here at least every second day during our four weeks in Sámara, usually for lunches. Except for a couple of mediocre salads, the food has been good to excellent, the service always friendly and usually fast. With seating under shade right on the beach, you can have a meal and watch the swimmers and novice... More 

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London, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The food was okay, service very slow but the location on the beach was beautiful. We had a lunch here as the location drew us in, the fried chicken wasn't great, the sauce didn't seem to go with it, the omelet was good. Not very memorable.

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, 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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