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“Hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant
Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
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Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: French, International, Dessert, Family Fare
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Delicious, and worth the stroll down the dirt road to find it. I ended up taking photos of our plates and I’m still trying to figure out how the chef did what she did with that avocado. There are only 3-4 items on the dinner menu each night, but what they do, they do a step above.

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Morristown, NJ
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We recently had dinner at the Samara Pacific Lodge. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of the Samara village.

The meal & service were superb. 3 of us had the tuna entree - & we all agreed it was wonderful. The restaurant has a simple menu with several options written on a chalkboard. All are great options. The chef & owner are French - and it was distinctly obvious as to the presentation & flavor that this was a French restaurant. The wine & desserts (shared) were also fantastic.

This was one of my best meals in Costa Rica - and the best in Samara. If this restaurant were on the beach it would always be completely full. If it were located in a major metropolis in Europe or North America it would have serious Michellin & Zagat ratings. Superb!

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Arlington, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food and wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a nice little restaurant with a small but good wine list. They have a rotating daily menu depending on what they get locally. The staff were very helpful and friendly with great service. It was probably the best meal of our stay in Samara. It was also well-priced! For two entrees, a glass of wine and a beer, plus a dessert that we split, it was under $40.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and excellent service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Although it is located a little away from the center it is well worth the trip. food is always interesting, delicious and well presented with different menus each night. The individuals who operate the Hotel, and all the staff are very friendly.

Visited January 2013
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“cute little cabana where you can have great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

you can usually trust a restaurant, when it doesn't have a regular menu. in samara pacific lodge restaurant, they offer about three or four different options of plates everyday, according to the kind of fresh food they have on that day. everything we had was delicious. plus, the place where they have the tables set is really cute and charming. oh, the friendly waitress speaks spanish, german, french and english!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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