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“Great Food Great Service” 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 #8 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Columbia, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
“Great Food Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We had a great mean at Casa Esmeralda's. The service was great as well. Although we could say that of most of the places we ate in Samara

Visited November 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Samara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We are writing this review in praise of Esmeralda's, the best restaurant in town. We have the good fortune of spending a lot of time in Samara each year. One of the many pleasures that it affords is being able to dine at Esmeralda's many times during our stay. The restaurant has a first class menu and serves well crafted dishes the ingredients being fresh and of high quality, with unique flavours and beautifully blended sauces all at a reasonable price. The level of service is excellent and the friendly and cheerful staff can't do enough to make a visit to Esmeralda's an experience to remember.

Dave and Liz. (Belvedere) Canada

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cameron Park, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

A lot of people love this restaurant, but I really dont see the appeal... perhaps I just havent ordered the right food. Staff is friendly and its open all day, so that is a plus

Visited January 2013
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Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food reasonable price not much atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The whole snapper is excellent and a good deal, particularly when it is the special. All seafood is very good particularly the appetizers. Atmosphere is lacking, but service and food make it worth a visit

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 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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