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“Average Food”

Restaurante Casa Esmeralda
Ranked #31 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican, Central American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed February 1, 2013

A lot of people love this restaurant, but I really dont see the appeal... perhaps I just havent ordered the right food. Staff is friendly and its open all day, so that is a plus

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The whole snapper is excellent and a good deal, particularly when it is the special. All seafood is very good particularly the appetizers. Atmosphere is lacking, but service and food make it worth a visit

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Although not your beach side cafe the food is excellent and reasonably priced. The most we paid was $40 for 3 courses and a drink for 2 of us. Staff were friendly and effecient and recognised us on our second visit. Seafood pasta was excellent. We eat here for the 4 nights we were in Samara. Very convenient for Hotel Belvedere.

Thank Ann R
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Although the location can't compete with the beach side restaurants like El Lagarto (second favourite), the food at Casa Esmeralda was awesome. I had the avocado fish (to die for), and they had an extensive kids menu as well. Good service, and really consistent food.

Thank JenLSC
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Prompt and friendly wait staff recommended the fish. They fried a whole Tilapia for us. The fish was fresh, moist, and cooked just right. Octopus appetizer was terrific. Eat upstairs if you can.

Thank Rich P
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