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Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Overpriced for flat-tasting food. It is on the beach, which is the real asset. My seafood pizza was inedible.

Thank KyotoJane
Quepos, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Located right on the beach food is very good service is great. A good place to eat at day time or night time. Clean and beautiful place.

Thank autosdostie
White Salmon, WA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016

We were here for dinner. Next time I'm in Samara, I'm gonna be prepared by reading reviews of folks dinner faves here, because we ended up paying a lot of money for 2 dishes that were not so special. The lighting, the atmosphere, lovely! The location can't be beat. On this occasion, the wait staff was slow and seemed a... More 

Thank ZuckArt
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The best dining atmosphere on the beach. Great for kids, cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner. We were here once a day for something! Made that much better by delightful servers and local food choices.

Thank Karen W
Oakland, California
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126 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Can't beat the location. We came after sunset, two nights in a row. Tables outside face the ocean. I had the marlin ceviche both nights, which I thought was very tasty (as were their chips that were homemade and hot). Their avocado smoothie was really good (not too sweet), and they offer a 2 for 1 drinks special (not just... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016

A total surprise. Authentic Italian pizza with wood burning pizza oven. Fresh, large salads! The tuna carpaccio was amazing. Ate here 2 days in row just to make sure we weren't dreaming. Great beach views with a breeze!

1 Thank ciaanderson
Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Food is good, drinks are good, service is slow but no surprise. GREAT Location Great for people watching

1 Thank precious1952
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel for good seafood, and didn't disappoint. The location and decor is great: right on the beach with soft lighting and sand under your feet. We were initially told there'd be a 1 hour wait, but we double checked and were seated in 10 min (we didn't have a reservation... I don't know if... More 

1 Thank Dan O
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and the portions were huge. 2 for 1 cocktails. Views of Sámara Beach were stunning! It was very easy to spend several hours relaxing and enjoying some beverages.

Thank 2pupps
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

2 for one whole sea bass was awesome. The menu had a variety of choices and daily specials Dinner on the beach.

Thank jillparker864

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, with large spaces and comfortable tables and seats on the beach, all under the shade of spectacular palm trees. The kitchen offers one of the most exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes, both land and sea, and a great choice of Pizzas cooked in a wood oven, accompanied by a good wine list and a wide selection of cocktails.

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