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“Great place for Americans to feel at home.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lo Que Hay

Lo Que Hay
Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is) is a lively beachside bar, serving tapas, tacos, nachos, and more. We've got delicious food, excellent views, and live music twice a week. Add in our extensive cocktail menu, ice-cold beer, and super staff, and we bet you'll feel right at home here. Bienvenidos!
1 review
“Great place for Americans to feel at home.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stayed in Samara for one week. Spent a lot of time at Lo Que Hay talking with the owner and staff. Friendly ex-pats. $2.50 beers and pretty good food. The atmosphere couldn't be better. Right on the beach. Definitely have a Pilsen and the choripapas (steak fries smothered in queso, chorizo, and pico de gallo.

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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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cape cod, MA/naples, FL
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“ok tacos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

expected to be wowed after other reviews. Tacos were tasty, but nothing special. We had a few beers and agree that prices are very reasonabler.

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Taco Tuesdays is a must!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Good atmosphere and good prices. I traveled alone and joined a big table with wonderful conversation, right on the beach. Their Tuesday Taco special is pretty hard to beat: 1 chorizo sausage taco wth a beer for $3!

Visited November 2012
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Playa Samara
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoy, it is always a great place to be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Whether you are sitting out on the beach enjoying the sunshine, under the trees in the shade, under the ranch enjoying the great music or in the bar watching a bit of sports on the TV, Lo Que Hay is a favorite place to join in with others, or just sit and enjoy the beautiful beach with a cold one in hand! Super service and tasty menu!

Visited November 2012
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Renton, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to have a drink, food and conversation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The people that work there are awesome!! Very friendly and informative. Kudos to Kevin & Montana!! =)

Visited October 2012
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