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“OMG!”
Review of El Lagarto

El Lagarto
Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“OMG!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Bacon wrapped pork tenderloins with melted cheese... Wow! Baby back ribs were very flavorful & butter was infused with paprika, pepper & garlic. So good! Pricing was pricey for Costa Rica but good if in the US

Visited May 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“For all the meat lovers...”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Perfect location - just on the beach. Nice and polite waitresses, especially one with Ukrainian roots. Great barbeque, wide choice of meals. We tried Surf'n'Turf #3 (meat & lobster tails) as well as jumbo shrimps and really liked both of them. Highly recommend to everyone!

Visited May 2013
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Wisconsin
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Garlic lovers dream”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you like garlic, go here. This was our special family night out and none of us were impressed. Well, my 7 year old loved the hermit crabs that were everywhere under our feet. Luckily the tables are built such that you can keep your feet up. The atmosphere is dark and could be called romantic with lots of soft lighting. However, the food was not good at all and doused in garlic(everything you order!). Our waitress was friendly, but service was really slow. We had put bug spray on our feet and ankles and still got bit up by the no-see-ums. We spent a lot of money and left wishing we'd stayed at the hotel.

  • Visited April 2013
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Samara Costa Rica
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“OMG, a most go”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

You walk on to the ground of El Lagarto and the first thing you see is there huge fire grill area. As the steaks, fish and baked potatoes are cooking the smells permiate the air your stomach is grawling for the much anticapated meal. The beautiful nature wood tables and chair enhance the setting with sand below your feet and the sound of the ocean near by. What better setting could you have for a romantic setting or they can even do large groups.
They food is absolutely delicious. I always get the "Carney mixto plate, which includes beef filet, pork filet and grilled chicken breast with a baked potato with a delicious garlic and paprika butter topping along with a side of zucchini and grilled tomato. This is a definite stop when you go to Samara.

Visited April 2013
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10 reviews
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“Romantic barbecue”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great location. Good food. Really high prices, but probably worth it. Steaks actually cooked to specification. Service excellent.

Visited April 2013
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