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Jardin marino

Main street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
2656-0934
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Ranked #25 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate here our last night. Wanted to have local food. The food is simple but tasty. We had Casado and chicken and rice. Service was great and the price was good.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Looking for good local food in Playa Samara? This is the place. The decor is simple, in traditional Costa Rican style, but the food and the service was great. The owner Manuel was friendly and accommodating. Most of us ate the very generous casado plate, some with chicken, some with fish and I had the vegetarian plate. The food was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in with the family for lunch. The server greeted us with a huge smile, welcome plus a high chair. The Casado was excellent especially the mango salsa. The Natural drinks are also fantastic plus the view of the you boy juggling the bladder of a soccer ball on the field across the street made my day. He is another... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It was a perfectly OK meal, the price was OK and the service was pleasant but there was nothing to set the taste buds on fire. My Veg Casado was fresh but SOO plain. His chicken with mush sauce was perfectly OK. The wine was not good and more expensive than we paid elsewhere for better. A serviceable place lacking... More

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Rainbow City, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a family owned restaurant. Manuel is there from Breakfast till 11 PM, He is there to serve your every need. If it's not on the menu, and they have the makings in the kitchen, they prepare it for you. I was yearning for guacamole and chips so he whipped some up with the Best chips.Their portion sizes are... More

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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Everyone in our party liked their dinners, except the person who ordered pork ribs. Their whole fish was excellent, chicken and rice very good,,ceviche very good. Breakfast was pretty good too. Friendly waiters and good service. Look for it right on main street.

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Toronto
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

ate the whole fish here, but have to say we had a much better one at Casa Esmeralda for almost the same price. Service was great and the place overall is OK.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The restaurant facility is very basic -- old sign, cafeteria-like tables -- but the food is very tasty and the prices were a dollar or so cheaper than other restaurants on the main street in Samara. We went twice for lunch. Have the casado -- good with chicken or fish.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is the cheapest place to eat in the center of Sámara. And the food is pretty good. A typical casado runs about $6-7, which is more expensive than much of Costa Rica, but a good price for a beach town. The guanabana refrescos are awesome, be sure to ask if they have any.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We got the casado con pescado. It was very simply prepared but excellent and very cheap. Very nice service. Would definitely return for a typical Costa Rican meal.

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