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“Slower than Average Service even for Costa Rica” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda

Locanda
300 mts oeste de el correo, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26560036
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Ranked #27 of 47 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Morrison, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Slower than Average Service even for Costa Rica”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Service could have been better. They were very busy and understaffed however the food was excellent and the staff that was working worked hard. Would try again believing it was an uncommon staffing issue without my kids. Just in case.

Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Was offering nice specials when we were here, making it a great value. Good service, loved the location and atmosphere.

Visited June 2012
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“GREAT view/beach chairs- food ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The salads are served in big bowls and quite good actually...as is the pasta (it's Italian owned)...the sandwiches are also consistently pretty good. The complete breakfast comes with a lot ($9), but the gallo pinto leaves something to be desired.

This place is nice, a really beautiful location, but still lacks some ambience...maybe it's the staff...I don't know. I usually end up next door at La Vela Latina, but I go here now and again to change things up.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Ceviche rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Very pleased with this restaurant. Excellent service, great food, perfect location on the beach.

Visited April 2012
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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Beach Location, Varied Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Excusing from the outset the very slow service which is indicative of Costa Rica, the waiters are at least friendly and eager to please. We ate here 3 times as the menu is quite varied and we never were given a disappointing meal. The best value on the menu is the Beef Casado. You get a nice steak, plantains, rice, beans, and either a surprisingly generous green salad or french fries ($4,000cl or $8US).

Visited April 2012
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