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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 #17 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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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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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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