Casa Esmeralda was recommended to us by our hotel. While the outside isn't much to look at, the restaurant had the right amount of hustle and bustle appropriate for our family of four, including our 5 year old son. The menu choices were pretty broad--seafood, pasta, typico... My son scarfed down a gigantic plate of spaghetti with meat sauce. I had a house-recommended pasta with a shrimp and mushroom wine sauce. The other two in our party ordered rice dishes with shrimp and vegetables. There were definitely no complaints at our table! Of all the places we ate during our 5 days in Samara, this was one of our favorites and a very easy place to take the family.