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“BEST AND MOST REASONABLE RESTAURANT IN SAMARA!!!”
Review of Ma Ma Gui

Ma Ma Gui
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Super restaurant. Food is excellent. It's tasty, and the portions are hearty. Fish special was perfectly cooked and had an amazing flavor. Our three children ordered a mixture of pastas, pizzas and burgers. All were enjoyed and plates were left clean. Food for a family of 5 was one of the cheapest eats we have yet to have in Costa Rica. The only downside of the restaurant is that it is on the main road, but traffic goes slowly and gives an opportunity to people watch and to play how many Costa Rican's will fit on a moped. The staff speak excellent English, and from what I could overhear, good French and German too. They are really friendly and a great source of local information. Make this your first and only stop for food in Samara! If you are after a beach sunset, come here for food early and then head to the beach for your beers at one of the more expensive yet not so tasty joints. Wish we'd known about Mama Gui on our first day here.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Ma Ma Gui is a place where both locals and tourists go. They serve good food and offer outdoor seating on the street (which does not have a lot of traffic). Great little place!

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Given the high rating at Tripadvisor we tried this place. We ordered two pizza's, but they were not entirely satisfying. It was a lot of cheese on the pizza's with much less of other toppings. Additionally, they were not worth the high prices.

Of course, you're not in Italy here, but yet I have had better pizza's outside Italy.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a great meal here. Fabulous crepes and a great steak. They were very accommodating to our drop by friend and our "vacation dog". I came to Costa Rica to brush up on my Spanish, there were at least 15 French speakers here. They are busy so go early or make a reservation. We may eat here again before we leave.

Thank KristiKN
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Had the Salchicha pizza - amazing! My husband had the dorado sandwich - great! Don't let dining next to the street sway you from trying this great food, it actually adds to the experience!

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