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Bar Arriba

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Spanish, Tapas
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Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
506 2656 1052
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 48
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We liked this place.

Casual atmosphere. The people here were very friendly and welcoming. The food was good and the prices were very reasonable

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Janicewill
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Fort Myers, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Casual atmosphere. The people here were very friendly and welcoming. The food was good and the prices were very reasonable

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Listed as tapas restaurant it's absolutely not. Not a single tapas on the menu. Burgers and salads, fries and chicken filet. A bit disappointed on the menu we did order a salad and a Arriba burger to give it a chance. The fries where not home made but McDonald style, just out of a bag French fries. The burger was... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a great spot to catch up with good friends over a few drinks and a good meal. Being able to watch NHL hockey playoffs on one of the several big screens was an added pus! The prices were good and the friendly service was great at this open air bar/restaurant. Huge shrimp, ice cold beer, good friends and... More 

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Toronto
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

As a Canadian I forget that I live in the country of plenty. The pub is a fun place to watch the world go by down below. The food was okay, nothing great but it filled a hole and the drinks were fine.

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were in Playa Samara during the hockey playoffs… We went to Arriba twice to watch the game. Great service, good prices, great drinks!

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toronto
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We love to have a beer at the end of the day at the Arriba and watch to people go by on the main street as they head home from the beach. Such fun

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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

Ladies night on Mondays. Happy hour of all drinks. Good por party. I havent tried The food. The drink Are Good.

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you are looking at having a great time in Samara, this is the place to be. They had a great DJ from San Jose when I was there and the staff continues to be very friendly and fun! Always worthy of popping into to check out what is going on. It seems you will always find your friends (both... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visited Bar Arriba because I had read past reviews....so glad I did. The place was fun, comfortable, affordable and served up amazing dishes. It's the only place on our 8 day vacation that we went back to more than once. I'd highly recommend the kabobs....order them with the yuka fries. If you like sports bars, this is definitely the place... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Bar with a young crowd and really good music. Room to sit and watch and they had a pretty good size dance floor. Was lots of fun!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 506 2656 1052

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

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