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Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
506 2656-0489
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Ranked #8 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We apreciated a menu with a good joyce of different plates fish, meat, pasta what ever you like. Resonable prices and very good service. Rolf + Mägi

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st paul mn
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Nice second floor patio restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. Everything was very fresh, cold water with lots of ice!

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Brussels, Belgium
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196 reviews 196 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

the decor is rather sober and unpersonel but the food is delicious. The service is friendly but the people in the kitchen ( I saw tree ladies there ) where outstanding. There is a ample choice of seafood and two good pasta's. It is not a gastronomic place but we would call this a good brasserie. The product are of... More 

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Dudley, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We are definitely biased about Casa Esmeralda. We did an off shore fishing trip during the day and caught Mahi Mahi. Our guides made us fillets. We were staying at Villa Kalimba and asked our host where we should go and he recommended here. We brought the fish and asked if they would be able to accommodate us and cook... More 

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The place did not look as appealing as some of the other outdoor/beach restaurant options, but we were pleasantly surprised. Food was wonderful. Service was great. Live music.

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Bloomfield, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended and we chose to eat there for our god-daughter's 15th birthday. We were one of the only customers in that day so the atmosphere was quiet. Our food was delicious and was served quickly and hot. Even though the portions were large, we all finished our meals, even our picky 10-year old godson! Staff was... More 

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Knowlton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This Tico restaurant is one of the best in Samara. It's a simple place, but if you like Tico food, you can't go wrong here, especially with the excellent prices. In our two-month stay in Samara last winter, we went here a bunch of times and were never disappointed.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

They were were out of the first thing we ordered. And the second. Atmosphere was simple, high ceiling. Food was okay.

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Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We ate here twice as it was so good we had to come back. Everyone was happy with their choices. Loved the chicken and mushroom pasta .

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ate dinner here Christmas night with a large party. They were very accommodating as we didn't have reservations. The food was fabulous as always and the mojitos were excellent. I always make it a point to dine here when in Samara and have never been disappointed. Excellent fish and excellent gnocchi.

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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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