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Bar Arriba

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Bar, Pub, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
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Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
506 2656 1052
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Nicoya, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually I have the kebobs with roasted taters or chicken pita with a side of sweet potato fries. This time I tried the Philly Cheesesteak. It was really good. My cheesesteaks are ordered with no peppers FYI and this one came on soft, tasty ciabatta bread with fries upgraded to sweet potato type. Then I noticed they were stocking Samuel... More 

Thank MissKahn
Boerne, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Nice place for dinner and drinks. Friendly and good service. I had the shrimp kabobs, the shrimp were huge and super fresh...delicious and the veggies were excellent, the zucchini was as big around as a softball (some perspective on how big the shrimp were)

Thank mark d
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The people were nice. Order was taken promptly waited almost an hour but the food never came. Wasn't very busy. Ended up eating elsewhere.

Thank Aleta B
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Good food, Giant TV where they played the NBA finals, staff was very nice. Samara beach is a great little town,

Thank sandra f
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We visited this bar in a big group - and had a fun night. Cheap drinks, a good atmosphere and Imperial beer - what more could you want on a night out?!

Thank Andrew P
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

love this place you can be totally yourself crazy and fun, great atmosphere.. great people!!! always something happening:)

Thank Krissijane
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Came here on what was apparently industry night. Cheap drinks, friendly bartender, huge projector and TV's with sports on, and a good menu of bar food. Hard to ask for more

Thank Dylan R
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Inexpensive, great food, family friendly, bilingual staff. Drinks were delicious and generous! You might even find your home teams jersey on the wall!

Thank Adrienne C
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Best drinks ever, freshly made by an American. Great atmosphere and live music. Location is also great; right on the corner of the busy city of Samara.

Thank Shannon B
Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

drinks and food so so, service was ok, right downtown samara, second story view , nice view to watch life in samara, understand english

Thank fred072353

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 506 2656 1052

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?