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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
yummy muffins

Nice chocolate muffins. They bake bread as well, but it is so soft it only has the shape of a baguette, definitely nit the crunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Cayenne
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice chocolate muffins. They bake bread as well, but it is so soft it only has the shape of a baguette, definitely nit the crunch!

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Westfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Samara is a cute little town that certainly needs a cute little ice cream shop just like Princesa!!!

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

Thank you for your lovely comment It's a fun business to run in Samara! The Princesas More 

Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Princesa has some of the better ice cream in the area. It isn't quite as airy and doesn't melt as fast as others. Be sure to check the hours before you go as they can vary. Prices on bakery items are a little high for what you receive.

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

Thank you for the review Our ice cream is delicious! Not sure what your comment about the hours of operation is... we are open 7am to 7pm 7 days a week in high season. 7am to 5pm 6 days a week in low season (closed on Sundays) We are also closed in Sept. and part of Oct. for our vacations!... More 

Darnley PEI
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We discovered Princessa and the wonderful staff on our first visit to Samara. It became our best place to grab a pastry or sandwich to take to the beach everyday. When my parents arrived, they made it their number one destination to get something for breakfast to have at their apartment. They offer a daily sandwich amd different soup. I'm... 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 comments! We appreciate your support Hope to see you again next year The Princesas More 

new york
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We made this our go to place the last few days of our vacation. One day we got there just as the bread was coming out of the oven and OMG it was amazing. We also had the chance to try their birthday cakes and it was delicious. You cannot go wrong

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

Thank you for the raving review! Hot homemade bread out of the oven is one of the best thing ever Glad you also enjoyed the birthday cake Regards The Princesas More 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Princessa has the best baked goods in Samara! The empanadas are my favorite breakfast food and the pan con queso melts in your mouth. I am counting down to my next visit.

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

Thank you for the awesome review We appreciate it so much! The Princesas More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed next door for some time before we figured out this great bakery existed. The pumpkin pie special ordered for the holidays was a perfect way to celebrate away from home (just like Mom's) and the constant consumption of chocolate zucchini bread ensured that we continued to go to our gym and yoga classes. Clean place, the owner was... 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 pumpkin pie! We make them for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year! Chocolate Zucchini Bread we have much more often... The Princesas More 

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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 

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

Address: 65 West of Banco Nacional, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
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
Average Prices: USD 6
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen

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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