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“no 1” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Samsara

Samsara
Avda del Oasis, 30 | Centro Comercial La Charca, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 14 27 36
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Ranked #2 of 177 Restaurants in Maspalomas
Price range: $25 - $37
Cuisines: Dessert, Contemporary, International, Asian fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Samsara, a different way to enjoy in Maspalomas. International cuisine with oriental flavors. Intimate and original surrounded by nature in the south of Gran Canaria.
Cheshire
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“no 1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

what a fantastic experience, very different, make sure you book to get in, a must visit, thai asian oriental food with a difference, exquisite.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Samsara-Maspalomas, Propietario at Samsara, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Hi jules82
Really thanks a lot for your words :) We hope to offer you our work on your next visit to Maspalomas
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“Bad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

A group of 9 of us went to Samsara for dinner. The menu is very confusing. The food is excellent but the service is appalling. We were there for one hour before we were served a drink. When we requested a second drink during the meal it took 20 minutes to arrive and they were not complicated drinks just two bottles of coke! We requested ice cream for dessert but we were told the ice cream was only for children and we couldn't have it.
The previous night we had gone to Time which is the Italian restaurant underneath Samsara and the food and service was 100%
Samsara is a very beautiful restaurant, the decor is fantastic, a very unusual place, shame about the service.

Visited November 2013
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Samsara-Maspalomas, Propietario at Samsara, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Hi Noel, thanks a lot for the Time you've offered us.

Aniway, for us the smiling face of Granny when she received the "dessert" is pay enought to our work. Have a nice day and we hope you´ll enjoy icecreams in other places.
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“Very good but different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Without any doubt one of the better places in Maspalomas. It's a restaurant, bar and art exhibition in one. You need to make reservations if you want to eat there. Try sharing the dishes. A bit of fushion cooking. Good wine list. Recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Samsara-Maspalomas, Propietario at Samsara, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Hi pgi1960.

Thanks a lot for your words, We hope to offer you our work on your next visit to Maspalomas
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Oslo, Norway
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“Amazing!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I celebrated my 60th birthday at Samsara now in November, and with 13 guests I was afraid this could be a little challenge for the restaurant. But nothing to worry about - we all had our food and drinks at the same time, and we were all very impressed with the friendliness, service and professionalism of the staff. The food was of a very high standard, and the plates beautifully decorated with personal greetings for the occasion. Real art! And the total bill was surprisingly low, so in this restaurant you get very good value for money.
We were seated at a large round table in the Zen Garden, and really enjoyed the special atmosphere and privacy there.
This is a restaurant you just have to visit if in the neighborhood – I will definitely do so again the next time I’m in Gran Canaria, and so will all my guests.
Thank you so much for making my birthday dinner very special and a great success!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Samsara-Maspalomas, Propietario at Samsara, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Hi Eva S.

Thanks a lot for choosen us for a day as special. We hope to offer you our work on a next time :)
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“Great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We enjoyed a superb meal of fusion Asian and Western food at Samsara. The decor is wonderful, we have never seen a greater collection of Buddhas outside an Asian temple.

The staff were attentive and helpful and the food was infinitely better than the fare offered in most of the restaurants in Maspolomas. During our vacation we ate out every night but this is the only restaurant we ate at that we considered worthy of a review. The portions are large and each course should be shared.

We tried to get a table a few times by just calling in, but with no luck. You do have to book, but do make the effort it is well worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Samsara-Maspalomas, Propietario at Samsara, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Hi peterctotnes

Thanksa ot for your comment, we knos sometimes is a bit complicate to find a table, specially on weekends. We hope to offer you our work again on your next visit to Maspalomas :)
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