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Falafel Cafe

Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+39 338 159 3110
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“falafel” (41 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Super filling and delicious Falafel plate. Great surfing fuel, awesome hot sauce. Lots of table to sit at or you can take it to go $2500-3000 ($5-8)

Thank lizziesf
Reviewed March 7, 2018

We ate here three times while we were in Samara. It was a little hole in the wall place with a few courtyard tables - just open for lunch. But what amazing food! The tabouli and falafels were so good that we ended up eating...More

Thank GinnaS
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

I took the falafel plate and I loved it. The service was good and kinda fast. A god option of restaurant for lunch not too far from the beach.

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed January 7, 2018

We stopped here for a quick bite on our way back to the hotel down the beach one day, my daughter has not stopped talking about it since. Prices are great, the food is great and huge portions. Highly recommend for lunch in Samara.

Thank Wubbelina
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

The service was awesome and the Falafel Excellent. The boys Lorenzo and Jacamo . Have their game on top five to lunch ! Located in the middle of Samara at the natural centre. Thanks Guys G

Thank george p
Reviewed December 26, 2017

We were walking in town and stopped here for lunch. Good choice! The falafel was fresh and flavorful. We both had the falafel sandwiches which are rolled sandwiches. They were filling and delicious. I appreciated that this restaurant offered an option for a lighter meal...More

Thank mnshort
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Stopped by this hidden gem of a cafe for lunch and my whole group was so impressed with the quality of the food. One friend and I had the falafel plate and my partner had the pita falafel. The falafel was great, crispy with a...More

Thank Bláz B
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the falafel salad was great and just what I wanted. The wrap looked nice too. If you want falafel then by all means get yourself here, because it's tasty. But...A falafel wrap is a falafel wrap. It tastes the same wherever...More

Thank Ais90
Reviewed April 19, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious falafel burger and a fruit smoothie. Seating is outdoors. Service was pretty quick, but I believe the man who runs this makes everything fresh so it takes a bit.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I'm a 100% Falafel snob having eaten Mamoun's in NYC for 30 years. I was very skeptical but took a chance mostly cause I was curious. This was excellent, a little different than the pita pocket version but it was moist, soft and crunchy, with...More

Thank David F
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +39 338 159 3110
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