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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2347
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We had A great meals here, prices were great and food quality and tastes were even better. Staff friendly and very helpful.

Thank Richieatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor of this restaurant was super cute and inviting. It felt really good as soon as we were walking in. Service was excellent and attentive. The servers were able to recommend dishes and the bartender clearly knew what he was doing. The complimentary red...More

Thank Gabasaurus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a lot of charm, reminded me of a cute living room. Service was really good, pizza was tasty and came out quick. Just a short walk off the Main Street, 2 minutes or so. Would recommend and return. Priced well for what...More

Thank Jago D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been living in Costa Rica for almost a year (San José) and my family came to visit me and we came to samara! This is, by far,one of the best restaurants I’ve been in this country! The food is amazing, all home made, and...More

Thank Margarita M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Presentation, service, and drinks were perfect. We had the appetizer of in house cured fish array. It was really really fishy and incredibly salty, but maybe I just don't have a refined enough pallet. My husband got the pork and it was spot on, I...More

Thank SeidgeTheDay
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

I have been to Samara many times over the years but this was my first time to eat at Mama Gui. If I had only known how amazing their food and service was, I would have eaten there over and over again. Every person working...More

Thank Jimmi C
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Excellent high quality Italian with fabulous Pizza, Carpaccio's, Pasta dishes. Good Service, always busy. This is our favorite restaurant in Samara and we return time and again...

Thank Judd C
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with friends (3 couples) and 2 kids. They made room for a 8 party table, service was very good and food as well, real Italian pasta made on site, side dishes a bit on the scarce tiny size. A bit over priced...More

Thank renemg
Reviewed May 30, 2018

My husband and I got a babysitter while on holiday and went to Ma Ma Gui's. It was incredibly good food, wine and service. I loved the marriage of Italian food and all the fresh fish. We got two carpaccio appetizers of fish, I got...More

Thank ihearttravel13
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

I think this is the best Italian food I have had ( and I’ve been to Italy many many times including eating at a double Michelin started restaurant on Capri). They make their own cheese and cure their own meats and fish. I had the...More

Thank Daisy I
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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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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