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Gusto Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary
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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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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pizza! Live music selected nights. Drink specials in afternoons and dinner specials. Has both inside and outside tables in open restaurant. Volleyball courts in front. Great people watching, surfers, people riding horses. A fun place to eat!

Thank James C
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch and late-afternoon cocktails here many times across the duration of our holiday. The food is good, portions are large, the drinks are reasonable, particularly during the happy hour(s!), the staff are genuine and friendly if not the most efficient, but you're at a lovely beach, you're watching the sea and having a relaxing time, what's the hurry?... More 

Thank Dooty45
Boerne, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

You won't think much of the place when you walk by it, but it's really good food and service! I had the pork mojo tacos and really enjoyed them. Went at night so no great ocean views, but the sound alone was refreshing!

Thank atcfinest
Long Island, New York
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182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We visited Gusto Beach multiple times on our trip in Samara. The waitstaff is so friendly and welcoming. Their drinks are great and they have a good happy hour menu. The food is also good- I recommend the raviolini or the guacamole. You can relax on the beach and have a drink or food from Gusto Beach also.

Thank Readrun
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Definitely one of my favorite places in Samara! Whether you're wanting a cup of locally sourced Costa Rican coffee to start your day; a place to chill in a beach chair while eating guacamole; or dinner and drinks- it's always my go to place!

Thank Rebekah H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Ate here 3 times over the week, the first time was just for beers in passing, We came back for the pizza for my 18 year old son, and it was the best we had all week. The crust was thin and perfectly tough. The salads are very good too. Italian food on the beach is really neat. The prosciutto... More 

Thank brad f
San Salvador, El Salvador
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We came as family at night to have a promotion where they were offering 2 slides of pizza margarita for every cocktail or beer that you buy. Their service was not the best but no bad ( if you are not European they wont give you too much attention, but this is part of Costa Rica culture). Drinks were good... More 

Thank German B
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We began many evenings here with beer and local musicians playing on the small indoor stage. Laura was our server and ambassador every night. Good food, with specials like free slices of pizza on Wednesdays.

Thank TheDaveDart
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is the best.. Cool hippy chic - volley ball, great music - service is laid back.... Great if you are in Samara - a must ...

Thank Sally W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I wass in Samara for few days in August. I had dinner at "Gusto Beach" with a group of friends. I recommend it to all those who want to dine in a place where kindness and the quality of food are all top class. In particular i recomend to taste the pasta with 'lobster, and "spaghetti alle vongole" that I... More 

Thank Samuele A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $18
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?