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Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26562347
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Ranked #6 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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st paul mn
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Everything was very fresh, good white wine, great service! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Own by a French couple, this was a sweet little pizzeria. We didn't ordered nothing else than pizzas but they were delicious (the best we tasted in Costa Rica). The wine was pretty good and served in a cold pitcher (a little bit too cold but in this weather it's perfect because the wine gets warm really fast). I would... More 

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minneapolis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

with all the beach front dining options, we kept walking by, but we finally stopped in, and then returned a second time. Fantastic, well made salads, which is somewhat unique in Samara, and the pizza was fresh and tasty. The waitstaff was outstanding--attentive, professional and fun. Our Basque waiter was a character. A good fresh change of pace from the... More 

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beaufort, nc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The food here is excellent. My favorites are the seafood pizza and pesto gnocchi. Ma Ma Gui has a very relaxed atmosphere with welcoming owners.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed dinner here. Staff was awesome. I had the steak with bleu cheese gravy. Was really delicious and very inexpensive. I could believe I had a huge steak and two beers for under $15. Definitely recommend.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is probably the best food and the best wine we have had in costa rica. Excellent service. Good value for money.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Italian place, serving pizza, pasta hamburgers and seafood. We ordered catch of the day which was very good.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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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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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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