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Ma Ma Gui

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Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26562347
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went travelling for a month and this was the best food of the entire trip- sadly we only stumbled across it on our last night! Mateo was our waiter and he was attentive about my dietry requirements and very informative about the menu. Being a vegetarian he advised me on what to order and I'm so... More 

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emeryville
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, authentic, delicious gourmet italian food with a super-friendly waiter Mateo. I highly recommend. TripAdvisor won't let me submit my review unless it's at least 200 characters long which it now is.

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Thank jason9943
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza pizza yummy yummy in my tummy tummy tummy. But actually the food was very good. We went twice in our five nights in Samara! The service was wonderful, the staff members were extremely friendly and gave us some good ideas of things to do. Our favorite dish was the Chicken and pear salad. One thing to note is that... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Managed by Italian owner, so you can image ........... wonderful food. Open only for dinner..........just reminder.

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Thank lubapol
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was top-notch, the service fantastic, and the vibe was still very Samara but also global, for lack of better description -- as in, you could have stumbled upon this place in Lisbon or Brooklyn or New Orleans. We fell in love with the wine selection and... the wallpaper. The pasta and pizza items on the innovative menu make... More 

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Thank Tatyana M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went every evening, during our stay in Samara. As we are vegetarians, they worked out dishes for us, the chef even came one night to our table to ask if we wanted vegan cheese on our pasta. We felt like at home. The food is tasty, the setting is neat and the service amazing. Highly recommended.

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Thank NowTheJourneyBegins
Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was great, pizza, pasta dishes & drinks reasonably priced, special toast at the end was nice, Thanks will return again soon I hope.

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Thank j12j13
Charlotte, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We spent 6 weeks in Samara and ate here many times. The food is fantastic (everyday there is a homemade pasta special) and they have some nice bottles of wine. They have an amazing arugula pizza that I wanted one last time before leaving, but they don't always have arugula available. So I emailed the owner and asked when he... More 

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Thank Lisa1002
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place. Went there twice while in samara with family. Great salad, pizza and pasta. Also great service

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Thank Noah M
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I love Mama Gui! It is my go-to spot for get togethers with friends, family or a date night. The food is spectacular- especially the pizzas. The service is the best in Samara! Your every need will be attended to by the excellent staff here. Treat yourself to a deconstructed tiramisu... It is one of the most delicious desserts I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 26562347

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?