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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

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French, International, Dessert, Family Fare
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Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions

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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
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Owners Clemenceau, Lionel, Zoey, and staff Paola, Alfredo, Jenny, Lili, Camille and Sergei, plus a few others whose names I did not get to know. Amazing amazing food and hospitality. This is where I will be staying again the next time I am in town. There are 4 choices on the menu every night, as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Jaeden R
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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Irvine, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Came here with friends and my very picky girl friend. After a week of traveling in Costa Rica, my gf was very pleased with the change of cuisine. Atmosphere was satisfactory!

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Owners Clemenceau, Lionel, Zoey, and staff Paola, Alfredo, Jenny, Lili, Camille and Sergei, plus a few others whose names I did not get to know. Amazing amazing food and hospitality. This is where I will be staying again the next time I am in town. There are 4 choices on the menu every night, as well as a kids menu.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We dined twice at this restaurant and would do so again given the opportunity. A family run boutique hotel offering dinner based on what is available that day from local providers. We sampled the chicken, steak, fish, shrimp offerings on the menu. The food is above average for Samara and the owners are attentive to your requests. Kudos to the... More 

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We dined here on our last night and had a wonderful meal. My husband had the grilled tuna steak, which was cooked perfectly and was very flavorful, and I had a mahi mahi with a Caribbean sauce (a curry based sauce), which was out of this world. Whatever they put in the rice is so flavorful- delicious!. For the quality,... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our supper at this little french restaurant earlier this week. Very limited menu, created every day based on availability and the whim of the chef. There was no bad choice. You couldn't go wrong! And very affordable. Excellent dessert too. This place is off the beaten track. Way off the beaten track. Find it by daylight and... More 

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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Just returned from a wonderful dinner at the Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant. If you are in Samara or Carrillo, this is a must try restaurant. I had the shrimp with Caribbean sauce, a mild curry and coconut sauce. It was the perfect blend and really went well with the shrimp. There was a side of rice, a small salad and... More 

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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

French restaurants are usually pricey, but this one is really very reasonable. Service, setting and food were all very good. Hubby had the chicken with gorgonzola, and I had the barbecued pork chop. We shared a chocolate crepe dessert, which we both thought had WAY too much chocolate. Our waiter didn't speak much English, so we were both quite surprised... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Delicious meal but our mahi mahi was a bit overpowered with a coconut curry sauce. Staff was very welcoming and dessert delicious.Advise reservations during high season.

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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

French food in Costa Rica can't get any better than that. Great staff and quaint hotel. Try the squid and the deserts.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were in Playa Samara for two weeks. During the first week we ate at several restaurants including the Samara Pacific Lodge. It was simply the best. During the second week if we ate out, we ate here. We did not want to eat anywhere else. Delicious food. Beautiful presentation. Simple, peaceful setting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 5235, 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, Dessert, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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