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Ahora Si Veggie Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian, Vegan
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150 meters right after ICE agency, Playa Samara 001, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0741
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: First and only vegetarian,vegan,raw restaurant in town...happy to serve...
First and only vegetarian,vegan,raw restaurant in town...happy to serve everybody with tasty & healty food made with Love for Life
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  • 56
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian food in Costa Rica

The staff here were quite entertaining (!) and the food was not bad, though it was odd to be served pasta in a sauce that tasted like nothing so much as sweet custard...

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jon S
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here were quite entertaining (!) and the food was not bad, though it was odd to be served pasta in a sauce that tasted like nothing so much as sweet custard...

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Thank Jon S
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Real tico feel with a great vegan menu. Greeting was friendly by Laura our server who gave us these awesome karma menus with wonderful sayings in them. I imagine written by local children. example (I woke up today so happy I have water to dink clothes to wear and the sun is shining thank you God) Wow compared to our... More 

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Thank George P
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This place is outstanding. Our family had lunch and it was amazing, truly home cooked meal! Delicious ! Great ambience and fantastic food ! Highly recommended! This is a family owned restaurant ! It's a great option not just for vegetarians but also for any one looking to get a great meal for themselves or for the whole family!

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2 Thank PradeepFu
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I was very excited about this restaurant because it was just around the corner from where we are staying. We had the linguine and the curry dish. Both were very bland and not plated well. The curry mixture had been frozen and then microwaved and served. The staff was friendly but the food was not good and pricey! Would not... More 

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Thank Kathy S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just ate a delicious meal at Ahora Si. The very clean kitchen has big open windows, so we saw them making our entire meal from scratch. The food was delicious, the portions were large, the service was prompt, and as we promised our very nice waitress, we'll be back before leaving Samara!

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1 Thank Isaac M
brooklyn, NY
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88 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Maybe because it was low season it seemed unorganized...No credit cards accepted. My eggplant parmigiana was very good. My wife's lasagna didn't have much taste. The portions looked lost in the large plate - a little salad on the side or something would be nice for the price paid. Wouldn't be at the top of my list for a return... More 

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Thank aspen89
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

As other previous comments in this blog, I do not understand why lonely planet announce and recommend this restaurant. I visited the restaurant due to it was recommended by lonely planet guide and our experience was not good. This restaurant is not well balanced in terms of quality/quantity and price. If i am honest i strongly recommend the visitor other... More 

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1 Thank Carlos L
Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great hummus and guacamole and nice vegetarian non soy options.A place to visit if your a vegetable friend eater

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Thank Ines_Furtado123
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

…i absolutely cannot understand why a travel guide like lonely planet recommends a "restaurant" like this… the gnocchi were nothing special for the quite high price, the curry was served cold & kindly heated up with a microwave, wow very professional! both meals had not really a taste & everything seemed frozen & simply heated up, ups, no sorry the... More 

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2 Thank Oli222217
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Wow. What a gem. If you're a veggie or vegan, or like Italian food, this place is worth a visit. Sylvia is an incredible chef and knows her Italian. We had the most delicious bruschetta ever followed by an aubergine lasagne. Don't bother with the soya substitiluts for meat, plenty of other choices available. Try the fresh limonada with or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 meters right after ICE agency, Playa Samara 001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0741

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

First and only vegetarian,vegan,raw restaurant in town...happy to serve everybody with tasty & healty food made with Love for Life
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?