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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

65 West of Banco Nacional, In Front of Laundry, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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Ranked #13 of 47 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $6
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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

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Regensdorf, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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 

Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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10 reviews 10 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 

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Additional Information about Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

Address: 65 West of Banco Nacional, In Front of Laundry, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 6
Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream, Sandwiches

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