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Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26562347
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Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The pizza at Ma Ma Gui is the best I ate in the four months I lived in Samara by far. The goat crepe is out of this world. WARNING: DO NO GET THE PINEAPPLE CARPACIO! it is in fact 5 thinly sliced piece of pineapple. They told me so, I didn't believe them, and I paid 5 dollars for... More 

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Toulouse, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

One of the best seafood pastas I've had, the pizza was also perfect, ate there the next night and the special was marinated short ribs also divine. We ate at over 7 other restaurants in the area and it was all basic, boring, overpriced, way overcooked cack, which needed copious amounts of hot sauce to give it any flavour at... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ate here a couple of times and everything we had was fresh and well prepared. Great value for money.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great restaurant! The owners open their doors, set up chairs next to the road around 5 and the magic begins! I had a wonderful steak with a creme fraiche sauce. The owners are French and really know what they are doing. It was the best meal I have had in Samara.

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denver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I ate here a few times, the pizza is excellent if you like very thing crust and their house special fish sandwich is a great deal and delicious. I tried my friends' pasta as well, it was a very generous portion and delicious. I always had great service here as well, and the ambiance is nice even though it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Best pizza in costa rica! The pineapple desert is amazing. Cheap in comparison to other places we went.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden treasure. I went there twice and was great both times. The crepes and pizza are both really out of this world. I had a warm pineapple dessert with ice cream that was also unique and incredible. The people there are also very warm and friendly. I would definitely come back

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We hit on this restaurant on our first night, mainly because it was raining and the closest to where we were staying. Two huge pasta dishes later, we almost rolled out. Seriously large portions. House wine drinkable. Looking at other plates being served to diners, pizza, steak and other stuff, it appeared that large portions were de rigeur. Service and... More 

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Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I eat at Ma Ma Gui several times and was never been disappointed. The atmosphere is comfortable with a good menu and fair pricing. The spaghetti and meat sauce reminds me of my moms that she simmered all day. I will go back! :)

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Strangnas, Sweden
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A French family restaurant, small and personal, not along the beach but it is so much worth it. The owners and the staff are very personal and laid back. We liked all the food but the pizzas were the highlights! I had one with avocado and shrimps that was fantastic!! This is also the only restaurant in Samara where I... More 

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Address: Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 26562347
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
Cuisine: French

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