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“Best meal in Samara!”
Review of Locanda

Locanda
Ranked #15 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, with large spaces and comfortable tables and seats on the beach, all under the shade of spectacular palm trees. The kitchen offers one of the most exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes, both land and sea, and a great choice of Pizzas cooked in a wood oven, accompanied by a good wine list and a wide selection of cocktails.
Toronto
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best meal in Samara!”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Came here for our last dinner after a 1 week trip. My bf and I shared the tuna tartare, gargantuan portion! So tasty. I had the seafood pasta, or should I say trough! Not only was it the largest portion I've ever seen but it was the tastiest I've ever had. The seafood was fresh and plentiful. Well worth $18. My boyfriend had the chicken sandwich which was also delicious. Shall I also mention 2 or 1 cocktails all day everyday for $7USD. No other deal like this in town. Super strong, big drinks! Beautiful setting on the beach. I'll definitely be back!

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Solid Choice”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We joined the older, more stodgy crowd here for lunch today. We are not hamburger people, but went for the two for one burger special for $10. Burgers were large and came with both american and grated parmesan cheese(?) Servers were very pleasant. Only comment was that burgers took 40 minutes to appear, Tico time... They were cooked as ordered.

  • Visited January 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Awesome seafood platter”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast and lunch at this lovely beachfront restaurant. It's easily the nicest ambience on the beach, with big solid wood chairs and tables. Breakfast is not very good value for money if you order single items, juices are way too watery and the cappuccino was ruined by the use of chocolate syrup to decorate it, but lunch more than made up for it. The seafood platter is huge and all items (2 types of fish, lobster, shrimp and calamari) were superbly seasoned and cooked. Yum!

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1 Thank Ediane M
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beach jewel”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Cheap cocktails, tasty food, free sun loungers, chilled out staff; what else do you need for a day on the beach?

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Brandwijk
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food, average cocktails”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We had breakfast and lunch at Locanda. Location is perfect. Food was excellent but the staff was mostly inattentive. Staff is quick to respond when you enter the restaurant but does not pay attention when you have finished your drink or food. We had to wait more than 1 hour for our lunch order (after 2 reminders). On the upside the food was good and reasonably priced. Cocktails were okisch but not great. The long Island Ice tea was a complete miss.

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