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“Great place but takes a long time to get service”
Review of La Vela Latina - CLOSED

La Vela Latina
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Costa Rican, Central American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The staff (young female tica is the best server!) but she's not always there, but if she is there it's a great experience. We ate here a couple of times because it's very nice atmosphere and the food is good. The second time though it took over an hour to get our food and over a half an hour to get our check. The drinks for happy hour are excellent (2 for 1). If you are very patient (which is a must when traveling!!) you will enjoy this place. The view of the ocean is priceless!!

1  Thank alir136
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great sushi & amazing location right on the beach. Servers were friendly & drinks were tasty. We caught a tuna and, after checking with numerous restaurants & bars, this one was the only one interested in filleting & preparing the fish for us (for 4,000 colones). The tuna was small but perfect for four & we each ordered our own sides (another 4,000 colones/pp). Tan rico!

1  Thank MyAmyfromMiami
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went here two nights in a row since we had such great food the first night. We ordered a shrimp dish which had eight giant shrimps and prepared with a wonderful sweet chili sauce. The other dish we thoroughly enjoyed was Shrimp Pad Thai.
We were right on the beach so the view and experience was great.

3  Thank hlew123
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Not only is the food wonderful here, but the view of the ocean and Playa Samara can't be beat. You can sit on the beach under an enormous tree and enjoy the breeze or stop for a bite before going back in for the great waves. Fair warning- the food is made while you wait, so it may take a bit to get. But it's worth it- super wonderful vegetarian options as well!

1  Thank travelista35
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Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the past couple trips to Samara. Enjoy good food (buffalo chicken sandwich!) with your toes in the sand.

1  Thank Youwinsome
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