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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

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Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
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7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Sure it's nice to eat on the beach when you are staying in a beach town, but if you go out to dinner twice in Samara make the second time here! Lovely owners, fabulous food and wine, quiet location. And best of all they went out of their way to be kind to our 1.5yr old which meant we had... More 

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Thank Theramblingwoman
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a small, cozy place outside of the downtown and the food is very good. The wine was excellent. The chef really cares about good food and it shows. I enjoyed my beef entree thoroughly. My friend ordered the fish and found it too boney to enjoy completely. That was unfortunate. I will return.

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Thank Patricia S
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Small but nice menu. Awesome meal, good wine, good friends. Staff was great and helpful.Take a taxi, long walk from town

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Thank Ant Tony G
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

what a surprise this restaurant was! my boyfriend and I arrived to samara at dusk and weren't sure where to go. after checking into our hotel, we wondered a bit and discovered this place and what a find! I live in NYC and this is one of the best steaks I've had in recent times! if you are going for... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

One of the best dinners in Samara. This restaurant is located about 1 mi. north of town and doesn't look like much. We went here on our last night in town and I an glad we did. We ate tuna tartar, a shrimp dish and a beef filet. All excellent. This place also has a nice atmosphere and excellent service.... More 

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Thank Onefishyguy
minneapolis
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

From the road, this doesn't look like much, but in the evening, the tiny little poolside restaurant pad sparkles, and the food matches. On two previous trips to Samara, we never ate here since it is quite isolated, and by day, the setting looks unimpressive. That was a mistake. The menu changes daily--four choices per night. Our party tried six... More 

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Thank chicomac
London
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, detailed and impressive presentation, very clean and charming location, high quality professional service, delicious fresh food and good selection of wine. The menu changes every day according to what the chef has in so food is quality. We ate as a couple for 24.000 colones (main course, shared dessert and wine). I had the garlic squid salad and... More 

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Seattle, WA
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Without a doubt the best meals I've had in Costa Rica! We have gone twice it was so good. The ambiance is cute, the servers are great, the food comes out pretty fast and you get an appetizer with your meal. The first night they gave us bruschetta and the second night cheesy bread. We had the beef filet with... More 

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Thank Erin R
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Been to a few restaurants while in Costa Rica and the food at Samara Pacific lodge is hands down the best I've had ! The service was flawless and friendly. Fish cooked perfectly , moist and delicious. Steak was tender and had a great sauce accompanying it. Salad and sides with each meal made this not only a great experience... More 

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Thank MannyManolis
Indianapolis
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I ended up here after our first choice (El Colibri in Carrillo) was closed for the evening. We could not have been more impressed with the Pacific Lodge. The place looks like a generic American motel from the outside. The restaurant includes a bar when you first walk down from the street and a small dining area by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cuisine
European, French, Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656-1033
Description
Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.

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