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Casa Esmeralda

Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
506 2656-0489
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Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican, Central American
Good for: Families with children, 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, 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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English first
Middletown, New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Covington, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

one of the only places that took credit cards. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. A must go.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved Esmeralda! The food is really good! We had shrimp and rice in esmeralda sauce and was delicious! The place is simple and managed by local people... I recommend to go

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a real treat for me! This delicious dish comes with fries and salad. A must have if you find yourself in Playa Samara!

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Palm Desert, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The favorite dish at our table was the fish with avocado sauce. I tried the sauce and it was very good. Also, they give you all warm garlic bread with dinner. The service was good and they were very polite and quick to split the bill up for our large group.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food is amazing!!! One of our favorite meals during our stay in Samara. We went there two days in a row for dinner, and would have gone there more had we discovered it earlier in our trip! I had the lomito de res (beef tenderloin) in a mushroom sauce and my boyfriend ordered the arroz con pollo (chicken and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a family diner and had a great time. Definitely would recommend this restaurant. Meal sizes are very generous. We took the habit of sharing 3 meals for 4 people.

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Red deer
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food and service were great. I had the fish in an avocado and caper sauce and it was fantastic. I will be going back for it again.

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Boulder, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

See the title. We had two meals there. Same bilingual, attentive waiter. Also had best beer list in C.R. (Duvel, Leffe).

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Vanderhoof, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

That day was wonderful The food amazing My family was so happy The service was spectacular awesome people Love the restaurant Different kinds of food Costa Rican was the best.

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