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“Such a shame” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda

Locanda
300 mts oeste de el correo, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26560036
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Ranked #31 of 50 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
Leitrim, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Such a shame”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This place has soooooooo much potential. It has a great Ambience with very comfy loungers and seating areas. The food was good, however the service is really bad and slow . Compared to others in the area. No smiles and no enthusiasm it seems to be an effort for some of the staff. Drinks were very good. Management need to have a chat with staff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
cape cod, MA/naples, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“The best guacamole”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Right down the beach from our hotel, it has outstanding appetizers, large enough to share and call it lunch. You can't beat the 2 for 1 cocktails special that lasts all day. The ambience is great--comfortable, padded chairs right on the beach and a terrific view of the surfers!

Visited November 2012
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good (real) Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

we came to this place because all the other Italian restaurants were still closed.. People told us there was an Italian chef in the kitchen - and yes: this was real Italian food! Very tasty at a reasonable price.

Visited November 2012
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Playa Samara
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Has the potential, but”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Locanda has the same opportunity as its neighbors along the beach, but it just doesn't seem to enjoy the same happy vibe as the other places. I keep hearing it's for sale (can't confirm) and maybe it is just that the owner wants out and that feeling flows downhill al the way to the staff and the attentiveness.

Visited October 2012
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PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“very slow, food so-so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The ambiente is nice. Restaurant sits on the beach. The every aspect of the service was slow even for CR. Food was not a "wow". Had a meat casado and the beef was very thin and very tough, almost unchewable.

Visited August 2012
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