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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
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Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Dessert, French, International, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dinner was beautifully presented which is unusual for Samara. Limited menu but that usually means everything will be excellent. Beef fajitas were indeed quite good and came with a side salad on plate. My dinning partners food was not good and was unmemorable. Service was sketchy and slow. The red wine by the glass is poor quality and almost undrinkable.... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel has a great little restaurant with a chalk board menu every night .... good food and a very nice atmosphere

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Reasonably priced, clean, friendly staff and a menu that changes daily. The food is amazing and the meal presentation is first class. Best value for a classy dinner and romantic surroundings.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here a few times and this is our favorite restaurant in town. The food is by far better than any of the overpriced beach restaurants. This restaurant and Mama Gui Pizza are hands down the two best restaurants in town, in our opinion.

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The lodge is a little off the beaten path but worth finding. It's very small so reservations may be a good idea. They had four dinner options and four desserts, the steak and lobster were both very good and the cheesecake was delicious. Watch for the cat who comes around to ask for a bite :)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Although this is a bit on the pricey side of what you normally pay for good food in CR, this place does not dissapoint! The hostess/owner is very charming, and the menu was very good. Also had a good selection of wines, which was to be expected; the owner is a lovely French woman. Very much enjoyed our dinner here.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We both had coconut shrimp. We loved the food and the presentation. It's best to have a reservation and it can be a bit on the warm side without much breeze, but the food was worth it.

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Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Very nice restaurant with friendly service and good food on the outskirts of Playa Samara. This place is a little hard to find but worth the effort when you get there. The young French couple that own the restaurant & hotel are very friendly and spend time visiting with diners. The staff were very good, this was the best service... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Had our last dinner in Samara at the Pacific Lodge Restaurant. The food was as good as others have commented. Small selections of wine by the glass as well as by the bottle. The shrimp dish was beautifully presented and wonderfully tasty. The penne pasta with salmon was delicately flavoured. There were only four items on the chalkboard menu so... More

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We loved our meals at this restaurant! We had several fish and meat dishes and were never disappointed. Everything from the salad, meat, rice, potatoes, grilled vegetables and more, were mouth watering.

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