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Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26562347
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Pizza

I loved sitting outside, enjoying a glass a of wine watching the town go by. Their pizza is incredible. Thin crust style and might be enough for two, but you won't want to share!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I loved sitting outside, enjoying a glass a of wine watching the town go by. Their pizza is incredible. Thin crust style and might be enough for two, but you won't want to share!

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Grande Prairie
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited Ma Ma Gui on our last night in Samara April 9th. 7 of us sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere of people and the odd lone horse walking down the street beside us. The salads and pizza were excellent and were served in a timely manner. Unfortunately 3 of us were told that 3 different items we'd ordered were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The pizza was some of the best I've ever had, and this was our favorite meal in Samara! It was a nice place to sit outside in the evening and people watch.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tasty, delicious food!!! Good service, calm and nice. Wine and pizza is a must. Recommended for a nice relaxing evening of long talks.

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We loved the pizza here. Although they took 45 minutes to bring it, it was well worth the wait. Super thin crust and delicious. The whole family loved it.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This became our "go to" place to eat. The pizza is great - we tried a variety of different menu items. All were cooked and prepare very well. Friendly service, bilingual. Great location, wifi.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed 8 nights in Samara and one of our discoveries was MA MA GUI and the pleasure of getting to know Gigio, the restaurants' new owner. We had dinner two nights and returned a third evening just to have the delicious tiramisu. The thin pizza is some of the best that I had eaten in my many years of... More 

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London, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went here twice while staying in Samara and both meals were excellent! The service is excellent, good prices. We had the a variety of pasta meals and shared a pizza for the appetizer and enjoyed everything we ordered. The pasta is perfectly cooked, we took advantage of their specials and they were delicious as were meals ordered off of... More 

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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had the proverbial pizza and salad here and we were not disappointed. Lovely thin crust with good toppings on the veggie pizza. Nice salad to accompany pizza...one was enough for the two of us. Good service. Recommended.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Every year I come back to Samara, I try this place and I am constantly disappointed. Tonight as usual the pizza was virtually empty of ingredients and the service was hostile. The wait staff are aloof to the point of snobbish and the atmosphere is non existent. The spaghetti carbonara was dreadful and had way to much ground pepper almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pizza

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