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“Great location for a drink, fried plantains” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vela Latina

La Vela Latina
Beach Bar La Vela Latina, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
506 26562286
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Ranked #23 of 49 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great location for a drink, fried plantains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We really liked the drinks and appetizers here! The service was OK, and the sunset would have been great over the sea, but a cesspool in the middle of the seating area was a bit stinky while we were there (drainage from town to sea?).

Visited November 2013
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Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“2 for 1 Mondays!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Sushisfaction, good variety, and great outdoor seating. By far sushi Mondays, it's our favorite, decent sushi for the price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Orange, New Jersey
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13 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and location, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Disappointingly, both our meals were mediocre at best. However the frozen lemonade was very good, and it has a very nice location right on the beach and relaxing rocking chairs.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Redondo Beach, California
1 review
“BEST ON THE BEACH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Just spent 3 weeks Costa Rica. I stayed in Samara a small untouched no mega hotels beach town. The La Vela Latina is a great place to drink, eat and party. It sits right on the beach and has full access. The staff speaks great English and makes you feel very comfortable. The food is great with big portions. The sushi chef is Costa Rican and it is great sushi. The customers locals and international and fun is had by all. It's a must while Playa Samara. T M

  • Visited July 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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“great sushi and burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I prefered the burgers but the others in my party raved about the sushi,a must when in Playa Samara.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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