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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

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Dessert, French, International, Family Fare
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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant
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Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
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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
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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  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Do not miss it!

Excellent family restaurant, simple but delicious menu mixing French and Tico influences, adorable staff, very nice setting in the garden of the hotel, and a very reasonable price. Certainly one the best options dinner in Samara.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent family restaurant, simple but delicious menu mixing French and Tico influences, adorable staff, very nice setting in the garden of the hotel, and a very reasonable price. Certainly one the best options dinner in Samara.

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Panama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We had an outstanding meal! There are only a few items on the menu, which tells you that everything is recently cooked and fresh. We enjoyed a wonderful meal - steak with mushroom sauce and grilled fish with avocado sauce..along with potatoes, rice and vegetables...and salad! The price is very reasonable - great atmosphere. Healthy portions!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were staying at the Samara Pacific Lodge so decided to eat there. The food is fresh so varies every day. It was excellent - beautifully presented by attentive friendly staff. We had a fresh tuna steak and shrimps with vegetables in a sauce which were two of the tastiest dishes we have eaten even in comparison with some of... More 

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New York City, New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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
88 helpful votes 88 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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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: Dessert, French, International, 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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