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All 47 Playa Samara Restaurants

Casa Esmeralda

Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
506 2656-0489
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Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican, Central American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Casa Esmeralda was recommended to us. The place is not on the beach so we hesitated because we'd prefer scenery while dining. The food and staff made the place irresistible. We ate there three nights in a row!!! The beef tenderloin with avocado and capers is to die for. Prices are reasonable.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Fabulous food...very fresh pasta and seafood. We were told the food id made with love;) Reasonable price. Staff were wonderful. Definitely recommend the seafood and rice dish!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Food wasn't gross, and the place was clean, but that's about all you can say. Bland, no atmosphere. Many better options in Samara.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Their casada tipi a is the best anywhere. Really good food and nice atmosphere. Has room to rent as well.

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Penticton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Was't overly impressed. I had the steak with mushroom sauce ,it comes with plain white rice and lettuce with a tomatoe for salad (which I think is typical for here,the salad I mean) you have to remember the steaks are not very ghick here so watch how you ask for it to be done. My husband ordered the chicken curry... More 

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ate dinner here our first night. Is open air (as are almost all restaurants on samara beach); easy access location. We ordered fresh fish of the day with different toppings/sauce; ALL were wonderful. If you eat fish, eat it here in Samara, it is beyond fresh; fantastic!

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The drinks at this restaurant were good. The meals were good as well. It was a little expensive. The service was average.

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Halifax, NS
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Setting was clean and nicely set up. Food was excellent and the service very good. We had a nice selection of seafood and tried new things.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Open concept kitchen, so you can see your fool being prepared. The service is great, the place is super clean and the food is very good.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Food was good but nothing special. I had the typical meal and the chicken was overcooked. Service was basic and attentive. Atmosphere was nonexistent...yellow concrete walls. Not my favorite restaurant in Samara but definitely not the worst.

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Address: Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2656-0489
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
Cuisine: Italian, Costa Rican, Central American

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