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“Mixed reviews” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rancho de La Playa

Rancho de La Playa
Ranked #53 of 74 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Brantford, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mixed reviews”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I attended this hotel/restaurant on 2 occasions, 1 for the live music which was great and 1 for the breakfast. This is where the review takes a turn for the worse. My husband ordered the American breakfast to which he asked for either bacon or ham , they said we have ham, I ordered the typica breakfast.we both had 2 eggs while my husband had 2 pieces of packaged processed ham and toast,that was all. With my 2 eggs I had small serving of rice and beans and toast also, we both had coffee and orange juice and the bill was $22 American....couldn't believe we just paid that and walked away almost as hungry as we walked in. Never again

Visited January 2014
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21 reviews from our community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great place to eat and have fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Rancho de la Playa has become one of our favorite places in Samara. Wednesday and Saturday nights they have live music and there are always nightly specials on food and drinks. The ambiance is wonderful with very friendly staff, especially Megan with her always cheerful smile and the good food. The steak with peppercorn sauce and the grilled dorado are two of our favorites. Come join the fun, dance--you don't have to have a partner, sing at open mike if you want to!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sailorkm
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“All Around Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Rancho de la Playa was one of the first restaurants/hotels I frequented while visiting Samara, and is one that I will continue to go to while living here. The prices are very affordable for the hotel and restaurant, the food is very good (both in taste and in the amount you receive), and the service is excellent. The owners and staff are friendly and very accommodating, and ensure that your stay is an enjoyable one. Entertainment at Rancho de la Playa is excellent, with live music many evenings throughout the week featuring a very talented local artist. They also have a number of other great bands and artists to add some variation to your experience. The live music and dancing ends at a respectable time to ensure the hotel guests have quiet time. Once a week they bring in an excellent local chef to provide some fine dining to the already great menu. The hotel is air-conditioned and the pool is a definite asset to this establishment. I would recommend this place to everyone; couples, families, solo travelers, etc. The overall atmosphere is welcoming and enjoyable, making it impossible to not make new friends while you're there, whether it be with the locals, tourists, or the great gang of Rancho. Muchas gracias!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Terry-Canada_Samara
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“All Around Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Rancho de la Playa was one of the first restaurants/hotels I frequented while visiting Samara, and is one that I will continue to go to while living here. The prices are very affordable for the hotel and restaurant, the food is very good (both in taste and in the amount you receive), and the service is excellent. The owners and staff are friendly and very accommodating, and ensure that your stay is an enjoyable one. Entertainment at Rancho de la Playa is excellent, with live music many evenings throughout the week featuring a very talented local artist. They also have a number of other great bands and artists to add some variation to your experience. The live music and dancing ends at a respectable time to ensure the hotel guests have quiet time. Once a week they bring in an excellent local chef to provide some fine dining to the already great menu. The hotel is air-conditioned and the pool is a definite asset to this establishment. I would recommend this place to everyone; couples, families, solo travelers, etc. The overall atmosphere is welcoming and enjoyable, making it impossible to not make new friends while you're there, whether it be with the locals, tourists, or the great gang of Rancho. Muchas gracias!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Terry-Canada_Samara
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Level Contributor
94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“good food and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

have had 2 different dishes here and they were both good. The music was amazing and our kids were dancing for over an hour. The locals seem to come here for the music as well.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mpresdenver
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