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“Good night out”
Review of Bar Arriba

Bar Arriba
Ranked #24 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is the only proper bar in Playa Samara, a casual joint where you can just come in for a few drinks, relax, listen to some music, play darts AND even watch some NFL Football on Sunday which worked for me very well :) The finger food is average at best, but it's just bar food. We came in twice during our week in Samara.

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Thank Kon R
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

The main strip of Playa Samara is a couple blocks of restaurants and bars, with Bar Arriba smack dab in the middle of it all. It's a mix between a sports bar and a dance club, all bright lights and big screen tvs. I had a few drinks at Bar Arriba before heading out to other pastures - it seemed like we arrived too early and there weren't many patrons present at 10:00pm. My friend who stuck around far longer than I said that it got popping around 1:00am.

The bar has a large drinks menu, but I would stick with the classics or with local cervezas. Some of their speciality cocktails were on the pricier side and didn't seem to do the trick. My favorite thing about the club was the DJ - you could literally watch him curate his playlist from Youtube on the big screen, and it was a great game anticipating which song he would choose next.

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Thank Stephanie T
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

There are 2 tvs and a large projector showing different sporting events. If your looking for a place to hang and watch tv on the Samara strip this is it. I was looking for a good meal and unfortunately did not find it here. The chicken fingers were almost inedible with a Chewy like gum texture and a strange indescribable spice that made it taste weird even when smothered in bbq sauce. The burger was bland and my mojito had no alcohol in it. It tasted like plain soda water and mint. The chairs around the table are very low and make for an uncomfortable crouched eating posture. I wish I would have gone back to the mexican spot across the street, the food & drinks there were amazing.

Thank doveyes
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Really nice and friendly bar in the "main street" of Samara! Ultimate place to meet new people and friends ... Moreover feels like "up in the sky"!

Thank FabianJ
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Every Monday is ladies night! The music was good and the service was great! The DJ played what was requested. There isn't an actual dance floor, but it works.

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