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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Waterfront
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All reviews casado fries beans fruit platter salad chicken filet police station lunch place ate here typical costa rican food food was great generous portions prices are reasonable beach soda ocean
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Several reasons I would say this is the best restaurant in Samara. 1. Location, on the beach, awesome ambiance. 2. Good prices, 3. FOOD!, 4. Service. (and not in this order). We ate here 3 times and loved all of the above every time. This...is the number one recommendation I would have to anyone in Samara!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

Just stopped by for some Costa Rican food as we were leaving town and it did not disappoint. Quick and friendly service and the food was outstanding.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

We were a group of about 30 people and Sheriff Rustic was accommodating to our needs. Most all breakfasts are served with rice and beans, not my favorite choice for breakfast. I selected the fruit platter (papaya, banana, pineapple and watermelon) all very fresh and...tasty. I also had a side of over easy eggs and these were perfectly cooked. Other people had the plates with bacon or ham. We ate there 3 days for breakfast and each day was different in the presentation. Some days the meet was added to the scrambled eggs and other days it was served on the side. I guess it was the cooks choice on how to serve it. The service was average for speediness. The view is spectacular over looking the ocean/beach and reddish colored squirrels in the trees around the deck. Overall a god experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We had lunch at the Sheriff Rustic in Samara. The food was great and priced reasonably. What else can you ask for a laid back atmosphere and basically suiting on the beach. Definitely a place to stop at and enjoy the food and a view...of the ocean.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Visited Sherriffs twice for lunch in our 6 day stay in Samara. Quick and efficient service, good price and delicious food, good portion size and a great view of the beach/sea, perfect location.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

Another busy place on the beach that is a must. Local fare is their specialty, fast and well priced. A true taste of Cost Rica.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Stayed in Samara 11 days and ate there several times. Prices are reasonable and the food I found very good everytime I went. The staff is friendly, especially if you speak Spanish - their English is limited but it all works in the end!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I had my first ever casado (chicken) here at the Sheriff Rustic. After 4 trips to CR I finally worked up the nerve..... chicken, plantain, rice, beans, potatoes, and salad -- it really is a true Costa Rican dish -- a little bit of everything...that is a local staple.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

A no-fuss decent restaurant in a lovely setting. We had the red snapper, my wife had it fried (lightly floured, deep fried, crispy and tasty). Generous wine measures and cheap. Nice people running it and full of locals at weekends. One point: don't go late,...they start to close up around 8.30.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

Food was OK. Felt a bit rushed by waiter-asked to take plates before we has really finished. Nice beach view, but not as much atmosphere as other beachside places.

Date of visit: January 2020
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