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Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Late Night
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Tuna Nori

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tabanuco is well known as a reggae bar BUT you should try their restaurant. With what seems to be the largest menu is Samara and many of the plates are only available here. I had several meals here and everyone was great, you could order blind off the menu. Open for lunch and supper. The reggae starts around 9pm so... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Located directly on the beach. We stopped in for a few drinks and a snack. Beers were cold and the food was ok.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Can't complain or rave about this restaurant - it is on the beach, which is a plus. The food was good, but not memorable.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tico owners. Great food. Really nice waiters. Right on beach next to Choco's surf school. The taco con carne is good too. but... we had the fish tacos pretty much every day we went to the beach.

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Napa Valley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lovely staff and icy cold beers served in the sand on the beach! Delicious ceviche. Highly recommend!!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?