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Sol y Mar Cabinas Rooms & Restaurant

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Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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400m Oeste del Banco Nacional, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656-0925
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food at a reasonable price

They have a couple of very young cooks, but they really outdid themselves with some very original sauces. If you go there, try the chicken in curry sauce. Outstanding! Everything we ate, with the exception of a t-bone steak, was very good. The owners and service staff were friendly and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2013
germancook52
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Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I went here with a group as a student, and really enjoyed my time there. we spent around 10 days here and ate both breakfast and dinner here every day. The food was really enjoyable and I had no complaints. The family that owns Sol y Mar was very friendly and I enjoyed spending time and playing with their children.... More 

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Wendell, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This restaurant closed down in 2014. The site is still used as a landmark but there is nothing here but construction materials. The closest restaurant is the Marisqueria around the corner.

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Thank Patricia S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I lived in Samara for a month or so in January and would go to the bar at Sol y Mar. It was a beautiful wooden bar with a great drink and cocktail selection and the barman was super friendly! Recently I went back for a visit and it's not the same at all. The bar has lost all its... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Just finished dinner here, excellent pescado, mine grilled and my partners in an avocado sauce. Ceviche very good as well. Well stocked bar as well, lots of beverage choices. Located about 300 metres past bank and grocery store

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Thank Steve_o89
Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I enjoyed my first "Ceviche" of my life - it was realy great! Yolanda told me, how this speciality of Latin Amerika was made. Next day I appriciated a delicious original spanish paella. It's not only the good quality of food, but also the nice atmosphere that made me feel good. The owners are a very friendly and open minded... More 

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Thank trixihalama
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A friend and I spent 8 days in Samara in mid October and were able to eat at a handful of the restaurants and check out most the menus in town. Sol y Mar is one of the cheapest restaurants in Town. Not only is the food cheaper, but it was easily the best food we ate during our stay.... More 

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Thank Evan K
Clinton, Iowa
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

They have a couple of very young cooks, but they really outdid themselves with some very original sauces. If you go there, try the chicken in curry sauce. Outstanding! Everything we ate, with the exception of a t-bone steak, was very good. The owners and service staff were friendly and very helpful. I would recommend, though, that they should have... More 

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Thank germancook52
san francisco
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I had a mountain of fried shrimp and rice which came with a small bit of salad and lots of hot crisp french fries, for 4 thousand colones, which is cheap for Samara. Tasty. At 8pm on a Saturday there were only 2 other tables, one tourist, one locals. Nice mellow atmosphere. Super friendly staff. What's not to like?

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Thank JustDiving
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MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!! de verdad que ponemos nuestro cariño en cada plato, en cada uno de nuestros servicios. More 

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

They make good Gallo Pinto (traditional Costa Rican breakfast of mixed rice and beans with other seasonings.) Go early because by 10 am the pinto may be gone. Not the best for lunch and dinner food in my opinion and even a little pricey for a local joint, but if you find yourself dining here in the later hours try... More 

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Thank Lindsay L
Golfo de Chiriqui National Park, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The upstairs loung is the best around the sunsets are amazing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400m Oeste del Banco Nacional, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656-0925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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