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Bar Arriba

Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
506 2656 1052
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Ranked #15 of 48 restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited this bar during one of the world cup games with a group of 9 people. It also happened to be one person;s birthday. We all ordered a few drinks and food. Let me start by noting one drink I absolutely do not recommend. Do NOT get the mojito. It was pretty bad. I think they just threw the... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Cool bar right in centre of town. Enjoyed watching some sport. A lot cooler in the heat than many of the other resturants. Food was the best value we ate in town. Loved the thai salad YUM!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Really enjoyed Arriba during my Stay in Samara. This Sport Bar/ Night club had a nice ambiance, friendly staff and a very welcoming owner. Locals attending Arriba were all cool and engaging, which made my time in Samara quite pleasurable. No doubt Arriba is the right spot to hang out for drinks, mingle with or watch any sporting event...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is the only proper bar in Playa Samara, a casual joint where you can just come in for a few drinks, relax, listen to some music, play darts AND even watch some NFL Football on Sunday which worked for me very well :) The finger food is average at best, but it's just bar food. We came in twice... More

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The main strip of Playa Samara is a couple blocks of restaurants and bars, with Bar Arriba smack dab in the middle of it all. It's a mix between a sports bar and a dance club, all bright lights and big screen tvs. I had a few drinks at Bar Arriba before heading out to other pastures - it seemed... More

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natick MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

There are 2 tvs and a large projector showing different sporting events. If your looking for a place to hang and watch tv on the Samara strip this is it. I was looking for a good meal and unfortunately did not find it here. The chicken fingers were almost inedible with a Chewy like gum texture and a strange indescribable... More

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Romont, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Really nice and friendly bar in the "main street" of Samara! Ultimate place to meet new people and friends ... Moreover feels like "up in the sky"!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Every Monday is ladies night! The music was good and the service was great! The DJ played what was requested. There isn't an actual dance floor, but it works.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Fun bar that I used to go to with friends studying Spanish at the language school. Always had a good time when it was busy! Decent night if it's dead.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great place to dance and get your drink on. DJ is super friendly and so is the bar staff. Lots of locals and tourists alike. great view of the town from the second floor.

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