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Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26562347
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Ranked #3 of 46 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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW 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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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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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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Ontario
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Overall this is a great restaurant...friendly staff, good service and quality food. My favorite is the thin crust pizza. Worth the visit.

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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food was excellent. Thin pizza with awesome flavor. Staff was inviting.Was a little of France in Samara.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Long wait but so is every restaurant down there. Classic thin crust. Great toppings. One of best pizzas I've ever had.

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have never had pizza so delicious in my life. I had the MaMaGui pizza with avocado and shrimp. It was to die for. I loved the atmosphere of this tiny gem, and the pride served with each plate. I'm so glad I made it here for my last meal in Samara.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The French proprietors of this little gem serve innovative combinations of fresh ingredients on a perfect, super thin, super crisp crust. The night we were there the place was packed with families, older couples, hipsters and locals. A really good, laid back scene.

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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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