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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

Locale 1, Patio Colonial, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
50685015624
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Ranked #12 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This bakery located in Samara is very good. CR is hard for us Americans because we are used to our bakery items being so sweet! Bakery has wonderful breads and breakfast items. We have never ordered a cake from here, but usually just stop in to get some snacks or breads. They have coffee and ice cream which is very... More

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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! You must try our Alfajores next time you are in if you have a sweet tooth! Also hopefully you have the occasion to try one of our cakes soon...everyone Expats and Ticos alike rave about them! More

Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I can't remember the name of the pastry but it has 2 pieces of yummy shortbread with a caramel sauce in the middle all rolled in coconut. It's my favorite pastry ever!

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

Thanks for the great review! They are called Alfajores!!!! More

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Good snacks including pastries, ice cream and shakes. The place offers a soup and salad for about $ 6.00. The owner is funny, has great stories and was a chef. The prices are fair and you can sit outside right in the center of the town and watchw the action.

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

Thank you for the review, we appreciate it! The Princesas More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went in to grab an ice cream for my grandson and the empanadas were talking to me. Bought a selection of them which we had for dinner with some salad in our room. Delicious. Chicken and beef. Had the ham and cheese left for the next day and once I let my grandson taste it he would not give it... More

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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 Glad you enjoyed the empanadas! The Princesas More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Joannie at Princessa made our wedding cake for our wedding in Samara this past week. The cake was perfect. Even our friend who doesn't particularly like sweets loved it. We also enjoyed the empanadas and pizza at the bakery. Thanks Joannie for making our special day even more special!

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

Cheers! So happy your cake was enjoyed by all! Have a great life together The Princesas More

Staunton, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The ice cream was good, and the made to order sandwiches were huge and quite delicious. It was easy walking distance from our hotel.

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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

Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It´s very good, the food! it´s also very varied, soups are nice. Drinks and juices too. Baked goods are perfect with the coffee that is just….best in the world? Costa Rican coffee is best in the world and you should pare it with coconut bread and something tropically chilled for those steaming days, I worked in samara a while back,... More

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

Thank you for the nice review We appreciate it The Princesas More

Paradise, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were craving ice cream and found this place on the main strip in Samara. It is so good! My friend got a smoothie, which she said was delicious and I got ice cream, which hit the spot. The young lady who helped us was so nice and helpful. And they have great prices! We went to dinner and had... More

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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 a lot. The Princesas More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Once we discovered this place, we were here everyday. It's all delicious---the baked goods, the sandwiches with thick bread, the soup, the ICED COFFEE!! They have cheap daily lunch specials that you can see ahead of time on facebook. The owner was so friendly, too--we always enjoyed talking with her. Such a great find!

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

Glad to hear you did find us though! Thank you for the kind words We appreciate it The Princesas More

New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

really good bread too. friendly staff. alfajores ain't bad either. Go for the chocolate flavored iced coffee. Does not disappoint.

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

Thanks for the great review! Happy you enjoyed the Iced Coffees and other items The Princesas More

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