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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

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French, International
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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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
Yummy Caribbean Shrimp!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
WiMo08
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Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Wisconsin
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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
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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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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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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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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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?