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Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    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 food, drinks, view and atmosphere

Great beach front restaurant and bar. Delicious food, appetizers and drinks. Reggae night every friday evening is the place to be on the beach. With live music and lots of dancing. I especially love the wood work around the restaurant. They had an organic wine on the menu which was great. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Monicas_Adventures
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Sexsmith, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Philadelphia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Tabanuco is a step up from some of the other restaurants in Samara. They have the best, freshest ceviche by far.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

located right on the beach this local restaurant serves a wide menu to suit all tastes. All freshly cooked to order. Pleasant staff and good service. This is a must visit during your stay.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great beach front restaurant and bar. Delicious food, appetizers and drinks. Reggae night every friday evening is the place to be on the beach. With live music and lots of dancing. I especially love the wood work around the restaurant. They had an organic wine on the menu which was great. The only issue, is reggae night (friday evenings), the... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

My parents, mid 80's and I enjoyed a great lunch. Seafood soup, a tureen really filled with lobater shrimp fish clam mussel s and squid. We also had pesacado casado and fish almondine, with a pineapple batidos and1000 colones cold beer(. best price in town). Lots of shade, beach adirondack chairs,friendly service. Spotless large washrooms. Large menu with big price... More 

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Blue Grass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Excellent tuna service good drinks a little pricey 2000 for beer considering Meal only 6000 but worth stop

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Whole Fish Dinner...must have been cooked that morning. Stale and skanky. We give two stars because the beer was cold.

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Union, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This became our favorite beach restaurant for lunch. Loved the fish tacos. Chairs in front of the restaurant, on the beach, available if you buy a drink or smoothie (pineapple for me). It's right next to Coco's Surf School where my children took lessons. Marko was a great instructor and nice guy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A bar and restaurant right on the beach. You can sit in an elevated restaurant area or on the tables outside at beach front.The bar is still owned by the lady who's grandfather was basically the founder of the town, "Tabanuco". You can come here for appies and beer on the beach, we had the mixed nachos which were tasty... More 

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Round Hill
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant several times during our two week stay. Louis was a great server and the fish tacos are a must. Drink were prepared perfectly and the view from the dinning area was filled with people, beach, horses and copos vendors.

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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

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