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Ma Ma Gui

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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 evening in Samara!

We had two great meals at Ma Ma Gui when visiting Samara and this last visit in June was no exception. Wonderful flatbread pizza, dessert and salads. Service was great! Don't miss it if you're staying in Samara or Carrillo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had two great meals at Ma Ma Gui when visiting Samara and this last visit in June was no exception. Wonderful flatbread pizza, dessert and salads. Service was great! Don't miss it if you're staying in Samara or Carrillo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

In Samara just down the street and across from the Pali grocery. Very good meal, sat outside at a table under the stars. Great food very casual and friendly

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Studying massage therapy in Samara, during rainy season. It would rain for weeks sometimes. Only Mama Gui with her goat cheese pizzas and carafes of wine could offer some relief to the gloomy mist that the rain extruded over our town and minds. Loved sitting under the overhang with a smoke and talking about life with a good friend. highly... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Address: Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 26562347
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
Cuisine: French, Pizza

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  • 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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