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Lo Que Hay

Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0811
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“taco” (84 reviews)
“chorizo” (46 reviews)
“nachos” (46 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Location on the beach is nice. Food was ok, overpriced for the quality. They need to remove the 'Show your boobs, get a free shot. No men boobs.’ sign from behind the bar.

Thank Greenerin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there. Food was great. Very cool set up, right on the beach. I had a seafood pasta dish. Kind of pricey, but not unreasonable.

Thank josephmQ6071WO
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We had a marvelous evening on the beach enjoying watching the sun go down and watching the water calm and the animals go to sleep. Food was awesome and employees were very friendly and helpful and did a great job.

Thank Bart F
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I took my 2 daughters to Lo Que Hay for breakfast while their dad and brother were doing the gyrocopter tour nearby. Breakfast is simple but delicious. One of my daughters had a very tempting waffle with ice cream and fruit. It's lovely to sit...More

Thank mel_T19
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Ate and drank here a few times for lunch and always enjoyed it. When we arrived in Samara we came here first - my wife had a snapper special that was amazing and I had a very good burger, all right on the beach. (They...More

Thank William A
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The food was great but don't be in a hurry to eat as it usually took a while to come out. The staff are super friendly and knew us by name by the time we left Samara

Thank glennandcaz
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We had two meals here. We are a family with young children and this was an easy place to eat along the beachfront in Samara. Very affordable. Food and service are average.

Thank Hannahwally
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

My family and I stopped here for lunch one day while we were on the beach after it was recommended to us by some tourists we met. Everyone in Costa Rica runs on “Pura Vida” time, however this place, took it to an extreme. My...More

Thank Cayley T
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The food of Lo QueHay is great, drinks are very good, the location is splendid ! it is right at the beach. Very nice ambiance. The staff are very friendly. Very low-key. Service is not fast. Advice: bring mosquitos repellent!

Thank Marcela M
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Yummy. Creative. Served in a timely manner. And cold draft beer. Low key and totally comfortable. It felt like a neighborhood place where everyone knows your name.

Thank ellens502
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from chrisooo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, credit cards are accepted. I ran a tab while we stayed at the AirBnB.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $9
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0811
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!
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