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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

Good food. Super friendly staff. Right on the beach. This was a great place to start our morning. Great coffee and the price was right

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

Best price-value ratio at Samara beach, the Casada is very good and service is fast. Reservations recommended

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

Prices are better than the other beach restaurants. Service is excellent and food is delicious. Beach is very nice there also.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2022

Nothing particularly special about this restaurant. It is on the beach and close to town. Food is good but not great. Service is somewhat slow. We had shrimp with rice, hearts of palm salad and chicken with mushroom sauce.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

Right on the beach, great view, great menu. The staff was friendly. Not all knew english but there seemed to be someone working that did.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022

One of only a few restaurants in Playa Samara that has a beach and ocean view. The setting was really nice with a covered patio and some tables under the shade of some trees. The mojito was great but the food wasn't. Between the four...of us we had the chicken sandwich - thin, dry breaded chicken on a bun, hamburger - small thin preprocessed patty, rice and shrimp plus shrimp and rice - both were ok but way over saturated in butter. The salads were mostly slaw with very little lettuce, unlike most Costa Rica sodas. The fries were really good.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 7, 2022

This place has everything we needed in Samara: good food, friendly service, nice outdoor atmosphere, and very reasonable prices. A fish soup and the whole fish were my favorites. And of course one would never go wrong with casado.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

Located on the beach at the end of the main street. This place has excellent CR food and good prices. You would expect to pay more just for the view looking out at the sand and ocean. Great spot to eat in Samara!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 26, 2021

try the whole fish and watermelon juice or ice gold beer yummy. good service, good food, well priced right on the beach. We visit often

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 19, 2021

Nice atmosphere on the beach, good service, lots of locals eat here including tourists. Food is good. Not covered in butter, cream and sauces, just good wholesome local food!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 14, 2021

This restaurant is located on the beach next to the police station. It is pure typical food. The portions were very big

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021

We ate dinner here recently - just looking to have a nice casado. Everything was just ok, nothing spectacular, except the meat - it was pretty bad. I had the bistek and my husband had the pork chop (can't remember the name) and they both...looked eerily similar - kind of grayish, almost like they'd been boiled. The taste was very nondescript, but luckily the Salsa Lizano was the saving grace for the whole meal. Sorry, but I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

Over fried food, fish that was supposed to be fresh but was not fresh at all. Alcoholic drinks with almost no alcohol in it. To sum up - typical restaurant for tourists. Even the view on the beach is overrated - there is plenty of...thrash on it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

A great local restaurant with a beach view that can’t be beat. We all enjoyed a tasty tico breakfast met with attentive service and fair prices. We plan to return during our stay in beautiful Samara.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 21, 2021 via mobile

Generous plate, cheaper than other beach restaurants. Good coffee. Pleasant beach/surf lessons views. First waitress ignored us, second waiter was pleasant and efficient.

Date of visit: April 2021
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