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La Vela Latina - CLOSED

Beach Bar La Vela Latina, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2286
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (32 reviews)
“casado” (8 reviews)
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Bar La Vela Latina, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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61 - 70 of 134 reviews

Reviewed July 29, 2014

The staff (young female tica is the best server!) but she's not always there, but if she is there it's a great experience. We ate here a couple of times because it's very nice atmosphere and the food is good. The second time though it...More

1  Thank alir136
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great sushi & amazing location right on the beach. Servers were friendly & drinks were tasty. We caught a tuna and, after checking with numerous restaurants & bars, this one was the only one interested in filleting & preparing the fish for us (for 4,000...More

1  Thank MyAmyfromMiami
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went here two nights in a row since we had such great food the first night. We ordered a shrimp dish which had eight giant shrimps and prepared with a wonderful sweet chili sauce. The other dish we thoroughly enjoyed was Shrimp Pad Thai....More

3  Thank hlew123
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Not only is the food wonderful here, but the view of the ocean and Playa Samara can't be beat. You can sit on the beach under an enormous tree and enjoy the breeze or stop for a bite before going back in for the great...More

1  Thank travelista35
Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the past couple trips to Samara. Enjoy good food (buffalo chicken sandwich!) with your toes in the sand.

1  Thank Youwinsome
Reviewed April 22, 2014

The place is always busy for both lunch and dinner. Great place to stop for just a drink. There are a lot of tables outside on the beach. Nice inside bar area with sport events on the TV's. Service can be a little slow but...More

1  Thank CrosCrek
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our favourite beachfront restaurant for lunch. We went several times for the fried calamari with sauce and small salad. Very tasty and enough for 2 people for lunch. We saw a variety of plates - Chinese cuisine, hamburgers, etc. and they all looked very good...More

1  Thank Aerie54
Reviewed March 27, 2014

The name is misleading as it is sushi at its best. We ate here a few times. They were always welcoming to us and our canine sidekick, This is a laid back beach bar with great local cusine and asian fusion. The sushi was fresh...More

1  Thank KristiKN
Reviewed March 24, 2014

I ate or drank here every day of my 7 day vacation. We used their beach chairs while we had a few drinks - pop, juice, smoothies, and alcohol too. The lunch we good - loved the fish tacos the best!! And for a snack...More

Thank dawnatello12
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This place has a very beach style vibe and attentive servers. My husband had the whole fish and LOVED it and I had the sushi and another time the fish with rice and enjoyed it. The portions are good and they have great deals through...More

Thank MicheleCG
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Bar La Vela Latina, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 2286
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