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$2 - $9
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food right on the beach in Samara. My kids loved the chicken fingers and fries- all kids meals come with ice cream. My husband and I had tacos (twice!), stuffed grilled avocados, and stuffed jalepenos. All really good. They have lounge chairs you can...lay on for free they say. Not a complaint but know that service is slow. Definitely recommend this spot!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

I’m not usually doing this, but this place made me feel pretty disappointed. Not recommend at all, only good thing is the location. Tacos were very dry and empty literally. The waitress was very ignorant to us and didn’t even try to explain some things...to us. I know we all can have bad days, but if you have struggle with customers do not work at hospitality. Hope that this change and next customers will be happy at that place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 21, 2021 via mobile

Adjacent to Gustos, on the beach. Good fish tacos. Cheaper, but smaller plate of food than Gustos. Good coffee. Weak cuba libre drink. Good chips and salsa. Nice beach views.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 11, 2021 via mobile

Went for breakfast. This place is fine not fancy or a big menu. But Hey remember your on the beach in COSTA RICA.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

In years past this is a place we loved to go. We heard there were new owners and the food was not as good. That is an understatement!!! The food was terrible! Chicken nachos with no chicken. All the tacos were dry and just had...some Mayo and lettuce thrown on the meat. They even (supposedly) ran out of alcohol at the beginning of happy hour. Sadly - we will not be going back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

Going there was the worst decision ever. Five of us went for some dinner and drinks and got instead a very disgusting experience with the musician that was playing live and the very disrespectful owner. Several customers from various tables asked for a lower volume,...since it was extremely loud, the musician started insulting us, and bullying. The owner did nothing, instead, when he saw us leaving, he yelled like a crazy man and threatened to call the police, since he is a French guy who did not understand that we where asking for the check to leave. Terrible night. Also the food was not good.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 23, 2021

LOVED everything about Lo Que Hay! The daily drink specials rock and everything we ate was wonderful. Service can be slow but relax and enjoy - order 2 drinks at a time and you'll be just fine. Watching the horses walk down the beach while...eating was a treat to remember. Roberto was a highlight and really made us feel at home in Playa Samara for a week.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2021 via mobile

Recommend the plantain basket, and the drinks. Great prices for the area. Location is right by the beach super lovely

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2020 via mobile

We had some delicious food and drinks. We came during the peak lunch rush, so it was a little slow for getting our initial order in, but we weren’t in a hurry. Happy to sit in the shade and enjoy the ocean breeze! We got...our drinks - all good, my wife especially loved her margaritas. All of the food that passed by looked beautiful. We had guacamole, quesadillas, a burrito, cheese ravioli, and fish tacos. Everything was fresh tasting and delicious. My normally picky daughter loved her (slightly unusual looking) ravioli. Blackened fish tacos were especially great! As long as you aren’t in a hurry, I would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 24, 2020 via mobile

Very disappointed, the grilled fished had no taste and the tacos were basically just few meat pieces on uncooked taco. I am NOT recommending this place to anyone.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lo Que Hay

Yes, Lo Que Hay offers takeout services.

Lo Que Hay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5