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“Good food excellent location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Vela Latina - CLOSED

La Vela Latina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Japanese, Latin, Sushi, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Eagle, CO
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food excellent location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Good food and drinks. The staff is excellent. They went out of their way to get the Bronco's game on the big screen (wall). Very accommodating and great location right on the beach.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Glenn B
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182 reviews from our community

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English first
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“decent bar food - american style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

2 for 1 drinks and pretty good atmosphere. Decent cheap bar food that is a slight cut above what you probably would expect from bar food. Great value overall

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank GOBIlls213
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cape cod, MA/naples, FL
Level Contributor
92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great place for drinks and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

haven't tried the food yet, but it sure is a great place to visit during happy hour--enjoy the beautiful view, sit back in one of the comfy rockers and savor a few delicious cocktails!

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank maryandkris
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Playa Samara
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A favorite of local expats and locals alike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

"Vela" is all you need to say! Great beach side atmosphere with a super view of the island, the reefs, the surfers, the kids..... Vela is what Samara is all about! Sit under the open sky, the trees, or in a comfy rocking chair in the open bar - or wander up to the bar for what always appears to be a lively discussion about the subject of the day.
When our grand kids are visiting, they think "going to the beach" means they are headed to Vela because it is so easy for them to enjoy the water's edge while their parents can sit just a few meters away and observe. Plenty of food choices for both adults and children, as well as a great bar that pumps out cold beer, mixed drinks, smoothies and colorful tropical drinks - something for everyone!
Don't miss La Vela Latina, and go there early in your trip because you will want to go back!

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank costaricabill
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Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome place right infront of the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Awesome place to hang out, great drinks, tasty international cuisine, right in front of the beautiful blue ocean of Samara which makes the atmosphere very cool and refreshing from the hot streets up the road to the hotels and rentals. You feel like you are in an Oasis in paradise as the temperatures go down at least 10 degrees as you are sitting with the cool ocean breeze all day long! Great spot to have lunch, watch the sun go down with a cold beer or cocktail with great people and have a quiet awesome dinner! Enjoy!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jackiemora01
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