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“The Best Restaurant in Samara”
Review of Jardin marino

Jardin marino
Ranked #34 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Rainbow City, Alabama
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best Restaurant in Samara”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a family owned restaurant. Manuel is there from Breakfast till 11 PM, He is there to serve your every need. If it's not on the menu, and they have the makings in the kitchen, they prepare it for you. I was yearning for guacamole and chips so he whipped some up with the Best chips.Their portion sizes are BIG and they have the best chicken and rice anywhere in Samara and the best whole fresh whole sea bass. Their breakfasts and lunches are nice and authentic also. I have been in Samara for 3 weeks now and this is the restaurant we keep going back to.

Visited January 2014
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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance, reasonable prices, good food”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Everyone in our party liked their dinners, except the person who ordered pork ribs. Their whole fish was excellent, chicken and rice very good,,ceviche very good. Breakfast was pretty good too. Friendly waiters and good service. Look for it right on main street.

  • Visited January 2014
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Toronto
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Nothing great”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

ate the whole fish here, but have to say we had a much better one at Casa Esmeralda for almost the same price. Service was great and the place overall is OK.

Visited December 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simple food at good price”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

The restaurant facility is very basic -- old sign, cafeteria-like tables -- but the food is very tasty and the prices were a dollar or so cheaper than other restaurants on the main street in Samara. We went twice for lunch. Have the casado -- good with chicken or fish.

Visited July 2012
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Reasonable casados”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is the cheapest place to eat in the center of Sámara. And the food is pretty good. A typical casado runs about $6-7, which is more expensive than much of Costa Rica, but a good price for a beach town. The guanabana refrescos are awesome, be sure to ask if they have any.

  • Visited April 2012
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