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“Good food at a good price” 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 #7 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food at a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Although not your beach side cafe the food is excellent and reasonably priced. The most we paid was $40 for 3 courses and a drink for 2 of us. Staff were friendly and effecient and recognised us on our second visit. Seafood pasta was excellent. We eat here for the 4 nights we were in Samara. Very convenient for Hotel Belvedere.

Visited January 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best meal in Samara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Although the location can't compete with the beach side restaurants like El Lagarto (second favourite), the food at Casa Esmeralda was awesome. I had the avocado fish (to die for), and they had an extensive kids menu as well. Good service, and really consistent food.

Visited January 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food. Excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Prompt and friendly wait staff recommended the fish. They fried a whole Tilapia for us. The fish was fresh, moist, and cooked just right. Octopus appetizer was terrific. Eat upstairs if you can.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
“Excellent typical food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Not really on the beach but they serve an excellent and typical food. The fish with shrimps and tomato sauce was really delicious as well as the grilled fish served with rice, beans and sweet plantains. The service was also great and our dishes reasonably priced. Not the ideal place for dinner, but the food is really worth going there, so just try it!

  • Visited December 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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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant had amazing gnocchi with gorganzola cream sauce, and they delivered to our bungalow at El Pequeno Gecko Verde.

Visited January 2013
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