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El Ancla


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, Costa Rican
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

Very cool spot with tables on the beach, and a nice bar. Great location to sit in the dark of the evening, hear the ocean, eat a nice meal, and have a few beers.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Paul L
Reviewed April 17, 2019

I was in a group of seven, and we chose this restaurant because of it's lovely location and because you can pay by card and they can cope with payments by individuals. The mojitos were refreshing, but tasted only of mint and lemon, no depth...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gr33nsp1der
Reviewed April 15, 2019

A gorgeous place to eat or enjoy a drink right on the beach. Some typical Costa Rican dishes are offered which I much appreciated in the over-touristy Samara (burgers and pastsa? come on people, let's not Americanize everything...el Ancla stays true to its roots though)....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lauraquetzales
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Cosy restaurant by the beach. Taste of food was really good, but the portions were small comparing with the price. Beware of the board on the entrance that announce "happy hour 4-7". Inside the restaurant another board tells you IN SMALL LETTERS that it's only...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Wim V
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Had sunset drinks and appetizers here several times. Good happy hour prices. Right on the beach, perfect after a swim

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank butterflybush
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Wow we were pleasantly surprised when we chose to sit an try out this restaurant, on the beach an with a view, it’s prices are at least half of what some of the other restaurants charge for similar items on their menu. So we decided...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stewcam7
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Nice place at the beach, good taste in all the ingredients on the plate. Not so big portion, but pretty cheap so it was ok.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David E
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Wonderful meal while watching the wild horses frolic in the surf. Food was prepared and presented very nicley. No complaints at all. We had the breaded calamari which was coated to perfection. The club sandwhich was perfect with a shrimp salad as a side. Fair...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Les07
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

El Ancla is right on the beach and serves as a great spot to enjoy some lunch and escape the sun. They had a stellar club sandwich that happily surprised me! It was bigger than my head and definitely filled me up. The mora (blackberry)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank megnanna
Reviewed January 23, 2019

I have no words to express the good cousine on this Restaurant running by Sofia and staff. If you are looking for a good place to eat seafood El Ancla is your choice to take.

Date of visit: January 2019
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