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“Steaks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Esmeralda

Casa Esmeralda
Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
506 2656-0489
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Ranked #7 of 49 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Good steaks and food in general. Open year round. Indoors. Have eaten here four times over the last two months. The food is consistent.

Visited October 2012
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  • Italian first
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Farmville, Virginia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Just one very good meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had lunch one day at the Casa Esmeralda, and it was very good. Maybe a little over-priced, like many other meals in Playa Sámara, but still good. The service and presentation were excellent. The one downside to this establishment is its location and lack of atmosphere. It's a little bit sterile looking on the inside, and could do with a little splash of color and culture!

Visited July 2012
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Westbrook, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant. The server was very nice and helpful with giving us ideas on things to do in Samara. I had the gnocchi and my husband had a pasta with sea food. This was one of the best meals we had in Samara. The restaurant has fans so it was nice and cool. You receive garlic bread with your meal. The price of the dinner was very cheap for the quality of food. Make sure you eat here while you are in Samara.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great upmarket soda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Had the fish with avocado sauce, very tastey, it was done with Mahi Mahi. This is an upmarket soda good (no chilero) for a more formal dinner. The service is attentative, food came extremely fast. We sat upstairs and even in a hot summer night it was fine

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food, not much personality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Food was good, price was right and service was great, but if you like a restauarant with personality or a special ambiance, this may not rank high on your list.

Visited July 2012
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