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“Best fresh food with a wonderful staff” 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 #8 of 47 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
New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best fresh food with a wonderful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Everything on the menu was amazing, the place is clean.
wish I could have this food everyday of my life.

  • Visited December 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin,TX
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonbly priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was by far the most reasonably priced sit-down dinner we had in Samara, and the food and service were very good. I would classify this place as a family-style restaurant. It is clean and the atmosphere is OK, but it's not fancy. They simply served us good meals without a lot of frills, which we appreciated.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Seafood/fish dishes were excellent, especially shrimp and an octopus dish in a marinara sauce, but everything was tasty. Service was very good and the restaurant is attractive.

Visited November 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Basic food and not that special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went into Casa Esmeralda expecting fantastic food based on the reviews. We ordered the grilled chicken and the spicy pasta. While this place is supposedly known for their seafood fare, we were underwhelmed with the dishes that we ordered. Perhaps the seafood is better, but if you are not looking for seafood, perhaps look elsewhere.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and great staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

I ate at Casa Esmeralda for the 3 nights I was in Samara and highly recommend it. The food was great - especially the seafood options and the crepe with nutella and ice cream was delicious! The staff are very friendly and welcoming... Definitely should visit!

  • Visited November 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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