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Ma Ma Gui

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Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
26562347
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Charlotte, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Tess M
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I saved this restaurant for our last night in Samara. That was our mistake. We definitely would have gone more than once if we had the time. Food was delicious. Gnocchi with 4 cheese was awesome. Mateo was our server. I think he might have been a partner in the restaurant. He was definitely invested in the... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in Samara and went back to this restaurant twice for dinner. It was amazing and fresh food and very easy to locate. We loved the fresh pasta and the wine as well...our favorite part was the tiramisu for dessert...you simply must order it! Mateo was our host...and he was friendly and made it super fun for... More 

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Thank lcorso15
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was just as good as everyone said it was. We got tagliatelle (made fresh) with house made pancetta and tomato and onion sauce with pecorino. Also an amazing Hawaiian pizza. Very thin crust. The "Ole ball and chain" got an amazing cocktail too. Vodka with triple-sec muddled with cucumber and rosemary. It was a really good drink. We... More 

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1 Thank goebelth
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We were there twice and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, which is freshly made and with passion. The owner is were welcoming and nice!

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1 Thank Mie N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Everything was delicious! Definitely the best meal I had during my stay in Samara. Pasta and pizza were made from scratch and the ingredients tasted very fresh.

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1 Thank Kelly B
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Incredible, organic, tasty food, inventive pairings, attentive service. Highly recommend the spaghetti with shrimp and Gorgonzola. Sophisticated food in a charming, sleepy beach town. Casual and delicious.

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1 Thank Mallika M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I heard good things about this restaurant and it was just what I was hoping for, the pizza was perfect. I love thin crust pizza, we talked to the owner/chef who is a great guy. Just thinking about the pizza gets me salivating! I would go back here for sure!

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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
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?