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All 48 Playa Samara Restaurants

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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Berkeley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I am not a big foodie and I rarely remember what I ate at a restaurant, but once in a while a meal just knocks my sox off. That was the case at Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant. My husband and I went there for dinner. We found the French owner to be warm and gracious. The food presentation was truly... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

As others have said, it's nice to see a place with a short, authentic menu. However, it can be dispiriting if there are no vegetarian options and when you ask they offer pasta or rice with vegetables... We're not veggie but were just looking for a break from so much fish and meat, so ended up having pasta with gorgonzola... More 

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Eufaula, AL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Had some mediocre meals while in the area. Hint- Costa Rica is not a foodies paradise. The restaurant is small and intimate. Loved the limited selection. Our meals were more than we expected. The service was attentive, but not overly so. Would definitely go back.

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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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