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Sheriff Rustic

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on the beach at the end of Main Street | near Chocco's and the police station, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice location

Right on the beach in Samara. Nice menu with lots to pick from. I had the chicken cosada and it was delicous but my husband had the beef cosada and once again, he won the draw on the better dinner. His beef was so tender that we ended up just sharring everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2014
JYoung848
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Corner Brook, Canada
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Chassahowitzka
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Ate here our first morning in Samara, right on the beach, plastic chairs in the shade, looking at the waves and boards. I had two eggs with sliced ham and flat bread was 1500 colones ($3). Gave it 5 stars for the value and the view. Nothing fancy, but very relaxing and good service.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Right on the beach in Samara. Nice menu with lots to pick from. I had the chicken cosada and it was delicous but my husband had the beef cosada and once again, he won the draw on the better dinner. His beef was so tender that we ended up just sharring everything.

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Ontario, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Sheriff restaurant is next to Choco's surf school at the lower end of the main street, right on the beach. Great for breakfast and for lunch. The food is basic, with American junk food and tasty local options like ceviche, and it is inexpensive. The service is efficient and friendly. It's not fancy but is great for a reasonably priced... More 

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Rainbow City, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Prices are reasonable. Right on the beach . Watch the surfers do their thing as well as teach students to surf. That's a hoot! Breakfast is really good as well.

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Huntington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We were looking for comida tipica food in Samara,simple, clean and tasty and we found it here. Delicious casado vegetariano with views of the beach. Recommended! Only wish they were open for dinners...

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Sheriff Rustic is a nice little beach restaurant located in Samara Beach. It is open every day from 7AM to 5PM. The food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. The staff is very nice and the service is great. They have great fresh fish at very reasonable prices. While not fancy, there is something about the atmosphere which... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We lunched at Sherrif several times, liking its beach location and fair prices as well as the tasty food. Fried rice with camarones (shrimps), French fries, pineapple smoothies were good but the Vegetarian Casado was the best I had in our 2 weeks in Costa Rica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Started hunting for breakfast a little late, so I wasn't in the mood to look forever for a place, but I also wasn't interested in paying a ton of cash for the first place we could find on the beach. We saw Sheriff Rustic and took a chance. It was stellar! I had the pinto gallo with eggs and tomato.... More 

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Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A soda in Costa Rica is the equivalent of a small diner, and Sheriff Rustic is a terrific place to stop for the typical casado fare. My favorite is their grilled fish, which comes with beans, rice and plantains for around $7, but they are very accommodating if you prefer grilled veggies or salad instead of the standard rice/beans option.... More 

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San Jose
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went to Sheriff´s looking for homemade food and we got it. The seafood in general is good, specially the ceviche. The place is right at the beach so it´s also a lovely spot for drinking a cold beer in the afternoon. We returned the next day for breakfast an it was superb, plenty of ood at a good price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: on the beach at the end of Main Street | near Chocco's and the police station, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

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