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“Taco and a beer for $3.00”
Review of Lo Que Hay

Lo Que Hay
Ranked #19 of 77 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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!
Reviewed March 14, 2014

We went on a Tuesday night for their special. The beer was cold, and the taco (small) was delicious!! It was a chorizo sausage (ground) with tomatoes,onions etc. This restaurant is located right on the beach in Samara. We also tried the avocado with pico de gallo.....can hardly wait to try this recipe at home...remove the pit, and lightly grill the avocao, then fill!! To die for!! Would definitely return to this restaurant. Live music started at 8:30.

Thank Ellen H
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This place has some nice tables on the beach, in the sand, where it's nice to sit.
Food is not that varied: mainly things you could get in a fast food, like pizza, burrito, patas fritas, quesadillas, etc.

It took some time to get noticed, but service was ok after that.

I strongly recommend paying in colones - the rate for USD is not in your favor.

A lunch for 2 persons with 1 big drink each, one appetizer and the main dish sums up to about 27-28$.

Thank KissTheRottweiller
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went for Taco Tuesday - where you can get a beer & a taco for (I think) 1000c. We ended up having nachos and burritos - which were delicious. Service was amongst the best we had in Costa Rica. The live music was an added bonus. We highly recommend an evening at Lo Que Hay.

Thank FrequentFlyers101
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lo Que Hay is a cheap taco spot on the beach perfect for watching the sunset. Definately get the blackend fish tacos and the choizo quesidilla. Cheap, fabulous... try it!

Thank Annalisa L
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Not sure if this place has new owners or staff because my experience was not even as close as good as the TripAdvisor reviews.
-There was only one guy working the night we visited, he was taking orders, serving tables, at the bar and behind the cashier. This person was not local and only English spoken so he couldn't adequately communicate with my local friends...in a Spanish speaking country!
-Food was merely OK. The concept is bland and boring: Mexican food in tropical Costa Rica, not great.
-The place next door had live music so that´s what we had too..but perhaps would have preferred the other place as the ambiance was much better.
- We didn't even get a receipt even though we asked for one...we only got a calculator print out! This is illegal in Costa Rica by the way.

Much better options in Samara, for example try "Soda Colochos" for killer breakfast and lunches...great Costa Rican dishes.

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Thank Ed C
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