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Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dining in samara. Best on the beach!

We ate at many dinner spots in town and this was the best. Friendly staff, great service and wonderful food. I recommend the tenderloin but they also have seafood and other dishes. Please go here if you are looking for a nice dining experience in samara! Maybe I'll go back tonight!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Onefishyguy
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Sitka, Alaska
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Sitka, Alaska
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at many dinner spots in town and this was the best. Friendly staff, great service and wonderful food. I recommend the tenderloin but they also have seafood and other dishes. Please go here if you are looking for a nice dining experience in samara! Maybe I'll go back tonight!

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Thank Onefishyguy
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant! Lots of choice on the menu, my wife and I had a salad with a fish filet. Salad was excellent fresh and crisp, lots of variety and very well presented. The fish filet was fresh, tasty and lots. just couldn't get a better view to enjoy right on the beach. A little on the pricey side, well worth... More 

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Thank Ottawian
Ottawa, ont
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch the surf, enjoy the breeze and have a cold beer! How could life get any better? And they have fabulous Bocas - which are a perfect lunch. Especially the pork ribs. Or a special treat, try their fish ceviche. Huge bowl, enough for a meal. The restaurant is owned and operated by local Costa Ricans, serving local food expertly.... More 

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Thank Hania G
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on our last night in Samara. It was pretty quiet at the restaurant. I ordered Tuna and my wife ordered curry. The curry was excellent and would get that again for sure! The tuna was fully cooked, not medium as I had requested. Overall I would give this 3.5 stars.

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Thank Phil and Alix K
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first stop on the beach on our first day in Samara. The waitress was known to our friends and she was wonderful company whilst serving our drinks and food. We sat on the beach under umbrellas and drank, ate and swam from our table We will go here again next year

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Thank malcolmbrand
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Open day and night, they are most famous for their TabaBeachVibes on Friday Nights for reggae and we love it!

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Thank CRsurftrip
Springfield, VA
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The absolute best place to eat in Samara Beach! Great view, great food, and great service. Even Carlito the dog was fun to have around!

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Thank DonnainSpringfield
Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you like ceviche DONT MISS this one! I love all types of ceviche, fish, shrimp, mixed, etc & whenever I am at the beach it becomes one of my favorite dishes so, when we arrived at Sámara a beer & a ceviche was a must... We just arrived at the right place! Not only were they playing beautiful Latin... More 

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Thank Tica1956
Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch and I had the mixed nachos which were good, but not amazing. The chicken tenders were extremely delicious. None of us had entrees, just snacks and appetizers, so the main dishes may be better. Reasonably priced with tables looking out over the ocean, friendly staff and everything was clean.

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Thank snwillia
Sexsmith, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We took a group of 8 people there, the servers were amazing. Rene help to accommodate everything we needed as well as explaining the menu well to us. The fish was great it was a over all favourite.

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Thank Daycie B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?