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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

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Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream
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65 West of Banco Nacional, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout
Description: Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches and pizza. Ice cream...
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches and pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bakery

Good bread wide variety of pastries and Costarican dairy makes some tasty ice cream. Clean and friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
MJ M
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Good bread wide variety of pastries and Costarican dairy makes some tasty ice cream. Clean and friendly

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review we appreciate it! The Princesas More 

London, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We bought bread here and it was good for making bruschetta at home. Very fresh and soft bread. The pastries weren't great, wouldn't go back for more. The service was great, offered in many languages.

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Glad you enjoyed the bread and service! As for our pastries perhaps they were not to your licking but since we sell out of them almost every day with most being repeat customers I do not think I will change them...you cannot please everybody all the time! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Costa Rica! The... More 

Regensdorf, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Very nice bakery with the best fresh made bread and rolls for a good price located in Samara, a nice little city At the pacific coast of Costa Rica.

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate it The Princesas More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Such a cute place. The employees start a 5am making fresh breads and pastries. The owner is hilarious. Very kid friendly as they have their own children's corner for them to play. Great for birthday parties too. This is the best bakery in Samara hands down.

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Much appreciated The Princesas More 

Middletown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The meat pies make for a great breakfast. The bread is awesome when fresh, but be warned, doesn't keep well for the next day. The fruit filled bread is really good (go for the apple).

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. As for our bread only being good for one day, I am surprised by your comment! We are the only bakery in town that makes our bread from scratch every day and people buy it because they say it is good for a couple of days! Regards The Princesas More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We tried Princesa's back in March and loved the empandas and my grandson the ice cream The bakery moved now to a bigger and better location. There is a nice little sitting area in front for adults and a very cute little cozy child's area with really cute little chairs. Nice touch. The empandas were still so amazing. We would... More 

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for the stellar review! Much appreciated Always a pleasure to see you and your grandson Regards The Princesas More 

Menlo Park, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The "pastries" and sweets aren't really good, what we had was super dry and bland. I would not go there again... It's a shame b/c the owner seems nice

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not like our pastries! Unfortunately you cannot please everybody... Since we sell on average 50 of those pastries everyday to a LOT of repeat customers I am confident with our product! Perhaps you should try something else we are well known for our empanadas and bread pudding to name a few! Regards The Princesas More 

Connecticut
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

LOVe this place! So glad to see that they moved to a bigger spot. They are always super sweet with us. We've had some great bread and little treats from Princesa!

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Glad you like our new location and our service! Cheers The Princesas More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

By dint of being next door to where we were staying, breakfast buns and empanadas are regrettably for my waistline, a magnetic and complusive draw. At our first visit, yes there were more than two, a customised birthday cake was being constructed. So I guess they take order and commissions. Onto more important stuff ... the empanadas. Spicy chicken, meat,... More 

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! I would like to say that our prices are fair for the quality of our hand made products and this is mostly apparent by the fact that more than half of our customers are locals not tourists! As for the swirls we will see how we can improve those! Regards The Princesas More 

Costa Rica
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fresh coffee, pastry, daily specials, custom cakes and a new location. It's a great place to hang out and meet your friends. Located just 150 meters from main st. :)

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

I am happy to see our first review at our new location, we are working hard to make the place awesome Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it The Princesas More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 West of Banco Nacional, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream

Description

Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches and pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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