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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Trier, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this nice little restaurant! We had an excellent evening with delicious food and good vines, sitting outside and watching some horses passing by (not much traffic at all). The MaMaGui salad with breaded mozzarella and the fresh pizza with tomatoes and pesto were awesome. They also serve really good crepes for good prices. The service was... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The last thing I would have expected to order at a French Restaurant was pizza- and it was delicious! Thin-crust and nicely done! Staff was attentive and very friendly. Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We went there with out 3 month old baby. The owners were very kind and the food was excellent! Great ceasers salad! It is really worth going there although it is not at the beach. Is also nice to see the street life in Samara and what locals do...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The pizza was amazing, good wine and the owner even had a very tasty crepe made for our dessert. Really nice man, great service and would recommend to anyone.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Great authentic french cuisine and eclecti pizza selection...French speaking owners which makes it easy to ask question about their menus. Love the mohitos and tasteful spaghetti a l'ail. Nice patio for dining out... Only set back,not much vegetarian dish but its fine. Highly recommended. Cheers

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East Nassau, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Cute little restaurant with outside seating on a road without much traffic. The pizza and salad was a nice change from seafood.

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Muskoka District, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I came across Ma Ma GUI while I was trying to find another restaurant, and noticed that all the outside tables but one were full, with a mixture of Ticos and tourists. I grabbed the last table, ordered a glass of wine and a pizza (Salchita?), and sat back to watch the activity in the street. The two employees I... More

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Alamo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Super restaurant. Food is excellent. It's tasty, and the portions are hearty. Fish special was perfectly cooked and had an amazing flavor. Our three children ordered a mixture of pastas, pizzas and burgers. All were enjoyed and plates were left clean. Food for a family of 5 was one of the cheapest eats we have yet to have in Costa... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Ma Ma Gui is a place where both locals and tourists go. They serve good food and offer outdoor seating on the street (which does not have a lot of traffic). Great little place!

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Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Given the high rating at Tripadvisor we tried this place. We ordered two pizza's, but they were not entirely satisfying. It was a lot of cheese on the pizza's with much less of other toppings. Additionally, they were not worth the high prices. Of course, you're not in Italy here, but yet I have had better pizza's outside Italy.

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