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Locanda

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Italian, Costa Rican, Pizza & Pasta
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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Poor service, okay food, great location

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Ridney2014
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had just arrived in Samara and went to the Locanda based on location. We had a very good meal with appetizers. Two people ordered pizza and they were good. Very friendly staff. My only criticism is that they allow smoking. We had drinks and ordered when a group of Americans sat at a table closer to the beach and... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Lovely beach bar and restaurant with comfortable chairs and a fabulous view. Watch the surfers while sitting in the shade of Almendro trees. a wide menu of good things but I go there for the Chicken Caesar Salad which includes bacon and boiled eggs - the Canadians tell me that's how it's always made. Delicious and filling! It's a good... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went here a couple times. They have a 2/1 happy hour all day long. Get there early if you want to enjoy one of the two tiki covered beach beds. The staff is super friendly and food was okay. Wi-fi stinks but who cares when you're on vacation. At sunset, the surfing crowd comes out. Fun to watch.

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sunriver
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lovely beach front setting. Great guacamole and chips. Pasta carbonara dry, fish filets over cooked and rubbery. Skip it for meals. Try it for a drink and tape at sunset. Cash only. Moderate charges.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We only went to Locanda for breakfast and it was good. Not great, but good. It was convenient to where we stayed, and provided a wonderful way to start the day. Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, coffee one time, pancakes, which turned out to be a large, single pancake, the second time. Also ordered the fruit platter which was attractive and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a beautiful restaurant right at the beach, very romantic for a couple. The service was OK, we ordered a Tuna cascado and a hamburger. The fish was OK, but a very small portion. The black beans looked like they came right out of the can! The meat of the hamburger was tasteless, the cheddar was not melted, the bacon... More 

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kaarst
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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, Costa Rican, Pizza & Pasta

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?