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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2347
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (149 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the service, food and wine! The drinks there are also amazing. We stayed in samara for two nights, and we had dinner here both nights. Tiramisu for dessert is highly recommended!

Thank L5634GIsaral
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, drinks and staf. We had to go there two days in a row. Will definitely go back if I visit Samara again.

Thank U1178HHmichaels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by most everyone in town how good the food was so we were really looking forward to eating here. The service was exceptional. Very attentive and professional. My husband ordered the tuna which he enjoyed however he found it a bit too...More

Thank Duncan6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE everything about the restaurant. It was the promise of fresh, home made bread (on the sign outside) that got us in the door and it did not disappoint. My friend and I ending up going for some combination of food and cocktails for...More

Thank mzomar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are some really fantastic cocktails here, proper mixology libations, not your standard Samara coco loco or mojito. Try the shaken jalapeno margarita, or the pear mimosa.

Thank JD778
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Several Folks went to this awesome place with great apps & menu is really good as well. Make it a point to stop here, if ever in Samara

Thank James C
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place. With the Layout and decor that is very European, mama gui differentiates herself from the other restaurants in Samara. The service is good with italian waiters that bring expertise, warmth and fun to your table. The risotto of the day with shrimps was...More

Thank Olafscki
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

thank you very much for your kind review we try everyday to perform well sorry for the spicy salame and thanks again to come back the second time it’s very encouraging for us to have returning happy customers you have a lovely family!!! best gigio...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

My husband was born and raised in NYC. I have lived here for five years and, well let us say he is a bit of a snob when it comes to food. After five years I talked him into taking me there for my Birthday...More

Thank robs1964
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

we are delighted to hear such a lovely comment especially on your birthday we all happily live in this beautiful village of samara mamagui is in vacation at the moment but i am working on new idea for the next season menu thanks you so...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owners of the hotel we stayed in in Playa Samara and it absolutely did not disappoint! Their home cured meat was gorgeous and the whole meal - as a family we had pizza, pasta and risotto and...More

Thank Suz1712
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner and we really liked the style of the restaurant. Tenderloin was a good choice, the tomahawk was ok for my taste but I guess this has to do with the fact that tomahawk is overrated per se. The apple chicken salad was...More

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January 31, 2015|
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Response from knuelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, in addition the church is on that road, this might help as you can see it easily and the road also leads towards the Nosara gravel road.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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: +506 2656 2347
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