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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 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
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7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 18
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  • 3
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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
What a great evening!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
ClemTiger0408
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Indianapolis
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Indianapolis
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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Clemson, SC
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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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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place was on my must-do list due to the reviews on TA and we were not disappointed! We arrived without reservation a little early so waited at the bar. Had a pleasant conversation with the owner and her lovely family. The menu is small and changes daily depending on what fresh ingredients are available (LOVE THIS!) My husband and... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

Address: Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2656-1033
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: French, International, Dessert, Family Fare

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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, Dessert, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, 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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