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Gusto Beach

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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Costa Rican, Pizza, Contemporary, South American
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| In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stumbled on this place because we were craving pizza and this was right on the beach and next to a surf school and rental so there was a beautiful view and entertainment while we ate. All drinks were 2 for 1 and the Piña Colada was fantastic and the White Russian was strong. No skimping on alcohol. We decided... More 

Thank Jamie A
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here twice - once for food and once for happy hour. The food is lovely but quite expensive - we managed to get the 2 for 1 pasta deal on a Thursday. The food is really nice and the chocolate heart pudding option was delicious. The vibe and lighting is also really cool. However when we went back... More 

Thank Jennifer S
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to gust for a dinner, lunch and breakfast over a 3 week period. Great location, great service and always a great meal. Great place to go for a beer on the beach and also a full meal

Thank Noah M
United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Right off the beautiful, comfortable Samara Beach. Sit up front in your swimsuit or go in the building. Decent beer selection also (some CR restaurants only have their typical national beers which are about like Budweiser. Gusto has a few more choices.). Pizza was good and not badly priced. Tuna tartar was a good value and very tasty.

Thank 05Dusty1988
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With some light club music and beach volleyball out front, this place has a different feel to it than any of the other beach front restaurants on the beach. We only visited once and had burgers across the board, so I can really only speak to that. It was pretty good food, although it comes with a red sauce that... More 

Thank Bryan C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ended up having dinner at Gusto's three nights because we liked it so much. My husband even had the same meal, one of their Tuna meals, all three nights. Their fries are some of the most tasty I've ever eaten. They had a nice selection on their menu and the service was friendly. We loved the setting, right next... More 

Thank Kristin H
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is attractive because it's big and welcoming with free loungers and seems clean and comfortable. The staff is very mediocre to the point I didn't actually order food bc I never saw a server. I would come here and use their free chairs- but either be a really pretty girl that distracts all the servers, or bring your... More 

Thank Shannon Z
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place has an awesome vibe but, it's quickly killed with the horrible service. The waiters took FOREVER to ask for our drinks. Then forever to bring our drinks. Then forever to come back to get our order. The food looked dry and pale and it was hard to chew. (Ravioli) The waiters would get annoyed when we'd asked for... More 

Thank Stephanie R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to eat, have a drink or just hang out right on the beach. I had drinks here several times and ended up eating several times as well. They also have have two volleyball courts right out in front on the beach. My daughter and I had drinks, played volleyball and had an awesome time.

Thank Brian J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trendy place. One of the best places to eat in Samara. Can get crowded. Very good pizza and burgers. Free longchairs on the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $18
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Costa Rican, Pizza, Contemporary, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 50626560252
Gusto Beach Risto Bar Sporting Club. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria and BBQ. Tropical Bar, Wine Bar and Happy Hour. Special Events, Live Music and Party. Sporting Club, Beach Volley, Beach Tennis and SUP. Beach Chairs and Umbrellas. Boutique Gusto Store. Info Corner Angler Stories Ocean Tours.

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