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Bar Arriba

Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
506 2656 1052
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Ranked #11 of 50 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
South Dakota, USA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Awesome food and 2 for 1 drinks at 5pm. Food is reasonably priced and great! Try the fish fingers, kabobs and the samara drink!

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Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The customer service has been the best in town. The kebobs will melt in your mouth along with the order or garlic roasted potatoes. Will go back there as many times as I am able.

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Gresham, Oregon
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The happy hour here was decent, but not a true 2 for 1. The air flow was great even on the hottest day. But the best part, the Arriba burger. It was incredible. Order one to share with a friend, I can't imagine finishing the whole thing by myself.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Last time I ate here it was several years ago and we had pizza from downstairs. Under the new owners there is a full service kitchen next to the bar. With my wife we ate with a group that included six others and we all enjoyed our orders. My dinner was the chicken kabobs with rice and it was very... More

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Napa Valley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great food and service. It's a funky sports bar with excellent food. we saw the world cup a couple of times here and it was a blast!!!

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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