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“Lovely food” 5 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 #5 of 45 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

A lovely meal here, the service was excellent. Portions were big. So good we went back twice. Thank you.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome Lobster Pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Our tour guide who lives in Samara said that this was his favorite restaurant so we tried it. Awesome lobster pasta with white sauce!

Visited November 2012
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Leitrim, Ireland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Meals were very tasty. Nice and relaxed too. Was not that busy as low season. Great price for the meal and drinks. Again not on the beaten track, so take the time to find it really worth it.
Nice menu with lots of choice.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great food, drinks and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had the house special shimp with rice; very tasty and fresh.
Fruit smoothies are great.
Octopus is unique and excellent.
Service was prompt and polite.
Cost was less than we expected.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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cape cod, MA/naples, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A great choice for our first night in Playa Samara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

It was our first night in Samara and my husband's birthday so we chose Casa Esmeralda due to its favorable reviews. We were not disappointed! A short walk from our hotel, we found the service to be caring and the steaks first rate--I chose the pizziola steak and my husband had the pimenta steak--both winners. The drinks were tasty and well prepared. Admittedly, the restaurant is short on atmosphere, but it's the place to go to get off the beach for a bit and to enjoy a tender, nicely grilled steak!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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