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Tabanuco

Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #21 of 48 restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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minneapolis
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

i sat at one of their beachfront umbrellas late one morning to escape the sun. After an hour or so, i noticed that they were opening, so i strolled back to the bar and ordered a drink. over the next two hours, my wife and daughter joined me for fantastic ceviche and a guacomole based salad. truly wonderful location, with... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Although they specialize in meat and seafood they had a few vegetarian dishes which were delicious. Would prob wait until happy hour next time as drinks were a bit pricey... Food was great though. Right on the beach with a great view of watching people surfing. Atmosphere was great, staff friendly, food delicious.

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Bucharest
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It has average prices and average food. The selection of dishes is ok, not much for vegetarians, though. The view of the beach is lovely.

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Oxnard, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were here a few times. my husband and i loved the Mixed seafood woth rice and shared it for luhcn with leftovers. Cold beer, if you drink it fast. Samara is Hot! Ladies night and Reggae night are very popular here and quite the party with the younger crowd. Its right on the beach just off the main street.... More

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Surrey, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We didn't eat here, but they have happy hour from 4-6, and probably the coldest beer on the beach. A great way to end a tiring day of laying on the beach, swimming, napping, reading etc. Very friendly staff and wi-fi to boot if you want to check in to the world.

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Guelph
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This little place was a delightful surprise. Located right on the beach it is a good spot for sunset watching. There were few customers but we took a chance. Best mixed ceviche we've had in CR. One of us had fish with white seafood sauce - excellent! The other had a fish casado which was also good. Service was very... More

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was the first place we found when we arrived in Samara, but we did not eat there until several days later. We were fresh in from a long flight and long drive and enjoyed our first Imperial at Tabanuco! This is a great location - our boys (ages 2 & 5) can play in the sand in front of... More

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Waukegan il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The ceviche was wonderful. The fish with the spicy tomato sauce was amazing. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Rainbow City, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I had a light dinner of Cherice which was fantastic. It was from Mahi Mahi. Lots of lime juice and cilantro. I also had a baked potato which was really delicious. Our waiter was most attentive and everyone in our party seemed to thoroughly enjoy their meals. I plan on returning again.

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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Everyone in our party raved about their dinner, except the person who had the chicken and rice dish, who reported it was somewhat sub-par. The ceviche was wonderful and the grilled fish with almonds (which was mahi mahi) was delicious, with heaps of almonds. Plus they had great French fries, plus grilled potatoes and baked potatoes, so we got our... More

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