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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 48 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
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
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had the Christmas dinner at Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant. We were staying there as well. The food was amazing. We had a sea food dinner- and the lobster, shrimp and squid was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious! I would highly recommend this place!

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 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
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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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Address: Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2656-1033
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Dessert, French, International, Family Fare

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