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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

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West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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Udine
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The cake that they prepare are very good ,the service also is good! The price are correct and the quality is excellent,

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Thank robrica
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the cake! Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

amazing bakery, amazing service, love the empanadas OH THEY ARE Amazing Joannie's home made Cole slaw i could eat everyday all day.... her cakes mmm everything is just amazing!

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Thank Krissijane
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We appreciate it Yes for low season we now only serve salad bar as our Tuesday Special so make sure to stop in for some of that coleslaw! The Princesas More 

Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Well Princesa has moved around the corner from her 2014 location. She has added a kids corner & a larger eating area. But the food has remained the same outstanding quality & flavours. The daily soup & sandwich specials are great choices. The pizzas are very tasty & enjoyable. Oh don't forget the pastries, breads & ice cream. Great selections... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler65_11
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate it! It was good to see you guys again Until next time you visit Samara The Princesas More 

Oceanside, NY
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Brenda from Samara Information arranged a 1/2 dozen cupcakes from this bakery to celebrate my sister's birthday on our last day in Samara. They were chocolate with chocolate frosting and they were the best cupcakes ever. Would love to go back and try more of their delicious food.

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Thank TinaOceanside
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Glad you enjoyed the cupcakes and that you were able to celebrate your sister's birthday in style! The Princesas More 

Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

nice place , a few tables, coffee and deserts , right on the main street, lots of parking in front, they seem to sell out quickly of there deserts, deserts are quite pricey

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Thank fred072353
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, It pleases me you think we are a local bakery! Not sure what you consider pricey? Muffins ₡700 Cinnamon, apple or dulce de leche rolls for ₡1000 Sweet breads for ₡2000 Large Alfajores for ₡1500 Ice cream cones starting at ₡700 Entire banana breads or Chocolate zucchini Breads for ₡2500 As well as delicious cakes starting... More 

London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Popped in as we passing and picked up some authentic tasty empanadas in a variety of flavours. The girls also enjoyed a alfajor

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Thank chris c
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Yes our Empanadas are very popular! The alfajores are also delicious and very popular Regards The Princesas More 

Red Deer, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We loved stopping by here in the mornings on our way to see the Howler Monkeys . Enjoyed our visits with fellow Canadians and the Baking was to die for !!!

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Thank flemer
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Always a pleasure to chat with some fellow Canadians! I think my great grandmother would be proud of the baking we produce by hand here! Regards The Princesas More 

Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee vanilla milkshake to start off our morning! Although we didn't have breakfast, the pastries looked fresh and good. Owner was very sweet :)

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Thank CaroNestruck
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Yes we sell a lot of coffee milkshakes and iced coffees too! We also have delicious fruit smoothies and milkshakes Regards The Princesas More 

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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Bread. Cakes. Ice cream. You name it and Princesa has it. Pizza? Yup but only on Thursdays! During our stay in Samara we stopped at Princesa's on way to and from the beach. My personal favorite is the baguette. Which tastes nothing like the baguette I know, but I really liked it! The owner is very friendly, chatty and full... More 

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Thank Riotzone
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review we appreciate it Yes the baguettes are different here...hard to make a good crusty loaf of bread in 75%+ humidity! The Princesas More 

Cochrane, Canada
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

I was a little sceptical of the pink and white "Princesa" decor, although cute, at first glance I thought it was just a cake place. Fortunately I ventured inside, to find a lovely array of breads, muffins, empanadas, banana loaf and other goodies, including ice cream. Small and friendly, usually staffed by the original Princesa herself ( a Canadian transplant,... More 

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Thank franneb2015
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate it a lot Our popular Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup is always available on weekends, make sure not to miss out! We do a lot of Canadian specials throughout the year including Tourtieres & Sugar pies for the holidays. They were so popular this year we are going to make then again... 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
Average prices
$6
Cuisine
Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
Description
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches and personal pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, Freshly ground coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies. Cinnamon, Apple or Dulce de Leche Rolls

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