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All 47 Playa Samara Restaurants

Gusto creativo italiano

next to Banco de Costa Rica | Playa Samara, Playa Samara sjo1000, Costa Rica
0050626562219
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Ranked #18 of 47 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Price range: $12 - $18
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Gusto Creativo Italiano Restaurant, in Samara Costa Rica, is distinguished for its refined italian, creative and exotic cuisine in which the real protagonist is fish.We open for Lunch with fresh salads, bruschette and sandwiches, for Aperitif in italian style with international and tropical cocktails served with snacks and for Dinner with its warm atmosfere and excellent cuisine. Great music, latest videos, free Wi-Fi and a small art gallery are waiting to Gusto.

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Right on the beach. Lit up with pretty lights at night. Most of us had the lobster special. Overcooked like most food in CR, but it was still tasty and the staff was very warm and attentive. The reviewer who likened this to a corporate chain restaurant is on the wrong planet. This is the farthest thing from a corporate... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

very nice beach front restaurant, loved the out door atmosphere , watched horses play on the beach. workers were friendly , which was nothing new in samara they are all wonderful.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The food was not authentic but it was plenty good. The reason you go here though is for the location. Right on the beach and friendly staff. Went back multiple times to enjoy the atmosphere.

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Fort Collins
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Meal was fair , price was high, service was slow, the help was ok but halfway through dinner my date and I were asked to move to the bar with our meals because another party had reservations and they wanted OUR table. My spanish is pretty bad but I thought that is what they were , not asking , but... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant has a lovely setting with the option to dine right on the beach. The food was fabulous with very generous portions. It was very clean and the restrooms.............spotless!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We wandered in looking for a place to have dinner. The restaurant is so beautiful in the evening we had to stay and watch the sunset. I think this was the most romantic restaurant we visited in Costa Rica in terms of ambiance. It's too bad the food wasn't up to par. Items on the menu were priced higher than... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Ambience may be cool but don't waste your money on the food like we did. Lobster was raw! Served with a couple dry potatoes. Awful! Left and bought a bag of Doritos for dinner.

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Houston, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely barefoot bar on the beach. Terrific mocktails (try the one with coconut milk, lime and soda) and also very good cocktails. We dropped in here twice for drinks, it was wonderful both times. Pura Vida!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I landed here after 4 weeks traveling around south and Central America, and wanted to recharge my batteries doing nothing before going back to work... I was lucky I found the perfect place, the first day I arrived in Samara. I came here every day, soon enough to get one of the free sunbeds that are at customers disposal. As... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Two weeks ago we were on a vacation in Cost Rica and visited Samara. We enjoined some nice cocktails at Gusto Beach and came back the next day for lunch. I ordered a pasta dish with Italian cheese and it tasted really horrible, very very sour. I was convinced that either the ingredients were out of date or the preparation... More 

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Additional Information about Gusto creativo italiano

Address: next to Banco de Costa Rica | Playa Samara, Playa Samara sjo1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 0050626562219
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 18
Cuisine: Sushi, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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