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“Never open” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant
Camino de playa Buenavista, | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
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Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never open”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We tried eating here 4 times during our stay...breakfast? Nope. Not open. Lunch? Nope. Dinner? Nope. Dinner? Nope. Bummed. Totally wanted to eat there the whole time and the sign out front leads you to believe it is in fact serving food. Not so. We were there at the start of the slow season, so that could have played into it.

Visited May 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Morristown, NJ
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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86 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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