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“Great food and service.”

Restaurante Casa Esmeralda
Ranked #27 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Red deer
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5 reviews
“Great food and service.”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The food and service were great. I had the fish in an avocado and caper sauce and it was fantastic. I will be going back for it again.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boulder, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

See the title. We had two meals there. Same bilingual, attentive waiter. Also had best beer list in C.R. (Duvel, Leffe).

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Chris K
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Vanderhoof, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“awesome casados The best Costa Rican Food Loveeedddd It”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

That day was wonderful
The food amazing
My family was so happy
The service was spectacular awesome people
Love the restaurant
Different kinds of food
Costa Rican was the best.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank malanaalexa
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Eat Like a Tico...so yummy”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the place the taxi driver referred us to when we asked where he would eat in Samara. Off the beaten path but once we tasted our meals we knew why the locals go here. We went back again and made sure we did so on the last night. It was our favorite of food but is not on the beach so that was the only drawback for us. A must go to.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank StudiosNobhill
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent service and delicious food!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We vacationed in Samara for 7 nights and dined at Casa Esmeralda for dinner twice. Our teenagers loved it too-- we particularly enjoyed the entrees with fresh mussels and fish. Esmeralda's "special sauce" is outstanding. Our server, Abi, was friendly, attentive, and made excellent food suggestions. Pura Vida!

  • Visited June 2014
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