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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

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French, International
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Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
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7:30 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique...
Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!

what a surprise this restaurant was! my boyfriend and I arrived to samara at dusk and weren't sure where to go. after checking into our hotel, we wondered a bit and discovered this place and what a find! I live in NYC and this is one of the best steaks I've had in recent times! if you are going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

what a surprise this restaurant was! my boyfriend and I arrived to samara at dusk and weren't sure where to go. after checking into our hotel, we wondered a bit and discovered this place and what a find! I live in NYC and this is one of the best steaks I've had in recent times! if you are going for... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best dinners in Samara. This restaurant is located about 1 mi. north of town and doesn't look like much. We went here on our last night in town and I an glad we did. We ate tuna tartar, a shrimp dish and a beef filet. All excellent. This place also has a nice atmosphere and excellent service.... More 

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Thank Onefishyguy
minneapolis
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the road, this doesn't look like much, but in the evening, the tiny little poolside restaurant pad sparkles, and the food matches. On two previous trips to Samara, we never ate here since it is quite isolated, and by day, the setting looks unimpressive. That was a mistake. The menu changes daily--four choices per night. Our party tried six... More 

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Thank chicomac
London
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, detailed and impressive presentation, very clean and charming location, high quality professional service, delicious fresh food and good selection of wine. The menu changes every day according to what the chef has in so food is quality. We ate as a couple for 24.000 colones (main course, shared dessert and wine). I had the garlic squid salad and... More 

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Thank Emandflo
Seattle, WA
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without a doubt the best meals I've had in Costa Rica! We have gone twice it was so good. The ambiance is cute, the servers are great, the food comes out pretty fast and you get an appetizer with your meal. The first night they gave us bruschetta and the second night cheesy bread. We had the beef filet with... More 

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Thank Erin R
Montreal, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Been to a few restaurants while in Costa Rica and the food at Samara Pacific lodge is hands down the best I've had ! The service was flawless and friendly. Fish cooked perfectly , moist and delicious. Steak was tender and had a great sauce accompanying it. Salad and sides with each meal made this not only a great experience... More 

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Thank MannyManolis
Indianapolis
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I ended up here after our first choice (El Colibri in Carrillo) was closed for the evening. We could not have been more impressed with the Pacific Lodge. The place looks like a generic American motel from the outside. The restaurant includes a bar when you first walk down from the street and a small dining area by... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We enjoyed so much our dinner here that we ate the 2nd night here again. Small menu but you will get quality food. I will return!

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Thank 3rdCircus
San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We loved our dinner at samara pacific lodge - from drinks to dessert. 4 item main course menu was more than enough. We had fresh, perfectly grilled squid and shrimp with bacon - both highlight of our day. Atmosphere was cozy & intimate. Pricing just right. Thank you!

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Thank RutMic
Clemson, SC
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My family stayed at the Samara Pacific Lodge, and ate 4 breakfasts there. They were the best of our trip. We decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant one night, and liked it so much that we came back the next night! My family enjoyed all our dishes, including chicken, shrimp, and steak. Excellent prices for the quality of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656-1033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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