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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great pizza!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Monicas_Adventures
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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southwest England
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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Revelstoke, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ma Ma Gui creates very good thin crust pizzas. We had a variety of them over our time here (a vegetable one, a margherita with pesto, and a meat option), and they are also more than happy to wrap up any leftovers for you to take home. I really enjoyed it- and we are picky about our pizzas!

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Brooklyn, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I could not believe I was eating such delicious pizza in the small town of Samara. I had a basic pizza with sausage and mushrooms. It was thin crusted with the perfect amount of sauce and cheese. Also had the wonderful goat cheese salad. Very friendly wait staff.

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KINGSTON
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the people who owned the place we were staying at. We were not disappointed. The pizza was a wood oven pizza like you would find in Italy. A nice crust with just the right amount of ingredients. The staff was friendly and attentive. Although the place was busy it maintained a relaxed and... More 

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Saskatoon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very good pizza - one of our favorite meals in Samara! Not a big fan of sitting basically on the street but lovely to be able to eat outdoors! The service was good. Would definitely recommend if you want some yummy pizza!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Pizzas here were great, although changed owners recently so hope it continues. Thin and crispy, just perfect. Also love the fried mozzarella salad (not a huge fan of fried normally, but this one is divine!)

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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

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