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“Grilled heaven!!”
Review of El Lagarto

El Lagarto
Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Costa Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is a must! The food was delicious and all freshly prepared on a giant open wood fire grill.

The grilled steak was meltingly divine, the chicken, super tasty and the vegetables grilled to perfection!

The desserts are all homemade and the strawberry cheesecake was especially good.

It's not the cheapest place in town, but it's worth every colon!!

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Thank Kathdon
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Nice beachfront restaurant under beautiful trees with great steak and fish. The only issue is the drinks are atrocious. The Mojitos and margaritas were the worst I have had anywhere. Very disappointing. Don't order the drinks...eat the food.

Thank dgwatson
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Best meal in Samara if you are a meat eater... Had both the baby back ribs and beef tenderloin (with a squid side) and were fantastic. A bit pricer than other restuarants in town but still cheaper than Canadian prices for same quality of meal ($18 for beef tenderloin). Quality of beef was excellent and nice selection of wine here. You can see the grill from the dining area and the furniture and serving tools were all made of big chunky wood which makes for a neat ambiance.

We had two kids with us and they were excellent and accomodating to all.

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Thank Baja500
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We ate here twice during our vacation the food was fantastic, great atmosphere right on the beach. Kids loved the food, prices are fair for the experience and quality of food. Loved watching the guys grill everything on the massive charcoal grill.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband ordered the fish of the day, which was Mahi Mahi. That was REALLY good. Lots of flavor and a big portion. I got the chicken and it was decent, but not great. They both came with baked potatoes and steamed veggies. Everything was just ok. I thought everything was over-priced for what you got... even compared to restaurants in California.

Thank EllieRooo
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