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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
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Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara 50020, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Italian food while sitting on the beach under the palm trees sipping your cocktail. Big portions. You can easily share a dish. The bruchettas as starter are a winner. Keep in mind you ca only pay cash and their dollar rate isn't quite the same as in supermarkets or at ATMs. But if you are in Samara, you should... More 

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LocandaSamara, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

Hello Thanks a lot for your post Hope to share our beautifull Samara with you or your friends very soon. Greetings More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beach, views, cocktails, and food, EXCELENT I when February 2016, family of 5 and pay less then $100 dollars, they have happy hours, or 2 for 1 deal , The service is little slow is a cash only Un restaurant excelente, con una vista Hermosa, muy muy comodo, en la playa, solo acceptan efectivo , un poco lento, pero con... More 

Thank Carola C
Fleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the beach, super sunset views. Everyday 2-4-1 cocktails were good, and great value. Two local parrots provided extra entertainment. Staff/service all good too. A little gem.

Thank JamesCarter1970
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food & the setting very much. We were famished when we arrived after a day of travel. We hadn't had lunch yet & went for an early dinner. That didn't go so well as it took 2.5 hours to get our food! Take a snack with you if you are hungry because our experience was very slow... More 

Thank meenamo2016
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good vibe but it was all destroyed by the mosquitos. Service was terrible slow. We ordered water and two beers and ended up waiting for over 20 minutes and also asked for additional pepper for the Carbonara which never arrived during our stay. Expensive and not worth it an overall bad experience.

Thank Petra N
Eugene, OR, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drinks were good and it was a nice place to sit and enjoy the beach. I think they had 2 for one drink specials when we were there. Their chairs were comfortable, which was good since the service was slow and sparse.

Thank OregonTraveller71
Fetsund, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We were there for lunch. We had pizza, burgers and quesadillas. The burgers were not very good, the pizza was OK and the quesadillas were very good. The waiters were very nice and attentive, but spoke very little English. The restaurant is just on the beach of Samara and has a nice feel to it. We watched the ocean as... More 

Thank Fetsund_NorwayGry
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Waitresses were also super-friendly. Pizza good (thin crust, homemade). Plenty of drink choices. Not a lot of beer choices though

Thank 05Dusty1988
Houston, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My family probably spent more time here than any other restaurant in Samara. We ate a couple of breakfasts and lunches here during our week in the area and no one had any complaints. In particular, the breakfast was pretty filling, and I would definitely recommend getting a full breakfast. Also, their smoothies are excellent. For any American first timers,... More 

Thank Bryan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Locanda is right on the beach and is so relaxing to have lunch or dinner watching the waves. The Tuna is very fresh and tasty. Cooked perfectly.

Thank Nancw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara 50020, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
Italian restaurant and hotel rooms, located directly on the beach. With specials 2x1 every day all day. Best pizzas in Samara cooked in with wood oven. Sunbeds and chairs for our customers. Private parking with security.

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