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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is) is a lively beachside bar, serving tapas, tacos, nachos, and more. We've got delicious food, excellent views, and live music twice a week. Add in our extensive cocktail menu, ice-cold beer, and super staff, and we bet you'll feel right at home here. Bienvenidos!
$2 - $9
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

The food tasted great, it was a pitty that the meat was really though... I would suggest to order with chicken and not with beef!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

This place is awesome for kids. We ate the tacos and the kids shared a plate of ravioli. 5/5 everything was good and reasonably priced. We ended up back the next day for lunch and ate the quesadilla and bacon wrapped jalapeños - once again...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

Cheese stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in bacon, and nachos were OK. Mojitos were great. Bottled drinks were cold. Service was efficient and friendly. View perfect.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Ordered nachos which was a large portion, should have had chicken with the nachos but it definitely did not taste like chicken!. Great view of the beach/sea. Negatives were how slow the service was and the dogs that would loiter around your table which was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Ate here twice during our stay in Sámara, the bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers are a must. The service from Alberto was fantastic along with the food and prices.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

Lo Que Hay, pronouced " eye ", is nice spot to take it easy, watch the waves, the horses running up and down the beach and just plain enjoy the Samara expeince. Food is first class especially if you love seafood. Portion size are second...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020

It is impossible to describe how slow the service is at this restaurant. Other reviews had said that, but I could not have gotten my head around how slow it actually is. There are not enough people working there as it sure is not an...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Great location for lunch, right on the beach. We ordered shrimp and fish tacos and the chicken quesadilla. Tacos were ok but nothing special. Quesadilla was good with a nice portion of meat and other filling. Broken chair at our table was uncomfortable. Service was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020

Handy for the beach (on it) and serving quite nice quesidillas and things. Amusing owner and nice waiting staff but waiting is what you need to be ready to do as service for food is v-e-r-y slow. So slow on our second visit that we...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

The outdoor eating area is beautiful with shade and a view of the ocean. Our server was very nice however the restaurant is under-staffed so orders are missed and you have long waits to get service attention. My wife had nachos that were grim. My...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, credit cards are accepted. I ran a tab while we stayed at the AirBnB.
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