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Restaurante Casa Esmeralda

) #26 of 52 Restaurants in Playa Samara $$ - $$$ Italian, Seafood,
Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0489
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado sauce” (44 reviews)
“pasta” (37 reviews)
“casado” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I had the pasta and shrimp with creamy avacado sauce. It was the best food I had the entire 10 days in costa rica! My boyfriend had the gnocchi with gorganzola cheese sauce and it was amazing too!(super rich) The prices were very reasonable. I...More

1  Thank Sherry L
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Liked almost everything. The waiter was very professional and helped us to choose the best dishes of the day. The cook did a great job and the food was ready really fast. Definitely would recommend this place to the seafood lovers.

1  Thank Alexey P
Reviewed April 25, 2013

The food preparation here is one notch better than most of the other restaurants in town. The prices are very similar. This place is very clean with modern décor. A very nice place to enjoy lunch or dinner.

1  Thank DinoBuddy
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

A good place to have a nice dinner for reasonable prices (not exactly cheap but for good value). Of course, the location is not on the beach but I think that portions were slightly bigger there. And the atmosphere is somewhat less "touristy" (even though...More

Thank Playa_sol_mar
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

good Costa Rican food and the octopus appetizer was outstanding. I would go back but it is just a restaurant and not a good hang out spot.

1  Thank mpresdenver
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our first meal here and it was delicious. It's a casual, laid-back place with good service. Frequented by tourists seeking Costa Rican food.

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We enjoyed dinner at Casa Esmeralda on our trip to Costa Rica. Situated in a somewhat bland building, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality and freshness of the food. I had the Prawn Esmeralda - which was served in a delicious sauce with rice....More

Thank GeorgieGirl0
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We really enjoyed our meal here. We asked to sit upstairs so we could enjoy a breeze but the downstairs would have been fine also. We ordered some sauvignon blanc which was quite nice. We normally enjoy red wine but we found that the heat...More

Thank IamCain
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owners and staff at the Hideaway Hotel, and what a gem - we absolutely loved it! We sat with a view into the kitchen and could see the cooks preparing pasta fresh with every single order. I...More

3  Thank Kalani_in_TO
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We really enjoyed our meal at Casa Esmeralda. We all ordered the comida tipica, ranging from fish to steak, to chicken to pork. Everyone loved their respective dishes. The kids ordered the seafood pasta, which was equally delicious and came with ample serviings of calamari....More

1  Thank Lisa P
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Doris W
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Response from KreaHalifax | Reviewed this property |
No live music when I was there. the food was excellent and reasonable. I cannot tell you the amount per person, just recall that it was OK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0489
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