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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Food, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
    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
A little pricey but worth it

Best meal we had in Samara. Great staff, great food, great atmosphere right on the beach. I had the mussels as an appetizer ask for extra bread to soak up the sauce.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Best meal we had in Samara. Great staff, great food, great atmosphere right on the beach. I had the mussels as an appetizer ask for extra bread to soak up the sauce.

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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had a delicious pizza at a very beautiful table with gorgeous beach view. Unfortunately, our waiter was either grumpy or downright unfriendly. Let's hope she just had a bad day.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great for a date. I love The warm lights. I tried casados, pizza and ceviche and eth Was perfect. Good cocktails happy hour.

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We loved it here - the tables are right on the beach, the waitstaff is super friendly (and really took care of the kids) and the specials make it much more economical. great food, large portions and a view that can't be beat!

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Menu and prices aligned with others in the area. The most outstanding part of this restaurant is it's massive wood tables w/umbrellas and they offer comfortable beach lounge chairs for those planning to spend the day. If you're early enough (and lucky enough) you might even snag one of two beach cabanas/huts. Service is slow - so relax. And NO... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?