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Bar Arriba

€€ - €€€, Spanish
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 1052
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Spanish
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to be in Samara when CR was playing Mexico in soccer. This was a great place to watch the game and have some really good food. Highly recommend the nachos and the skewers - they were truly stellar. Good service as well.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This place is awesome for a night out, the only downside is that 95% of the local dudes just stand in the middle of the floor which is highly annoying

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had a meal in this bar and it was excellent. Really friendly staff and quick service. We enjoyed the food that much we went in again on our second day and again I couldn't fault the friendly quick service or the food. How anyone...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had a good meal at a very reasonable price. The burger was . thick and juicy. We met the owners who were very friendly and a great source of information about the local area and Costa Rica in general. The location is right on...More

Thank smcdaniel221
Reviewed 16 July 2017

During our stay in Playa Samara my wife and I had cocktails during their happy hour (5-7). The bar is located on the second floor overlooking the main street in Samara. We didn't eat there although the food looked and smelled good. We particularly enjoyed...More

Thank Bullies3
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Watched the NBA finals here. Great staff and fun place. Plenty of vegan options but average quality. Lots of beer and drink options.

Thank Bmhupp
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great sports bar vibe. Service was excellent. Watch some Warrior basketball (in Spanish), but who can hear announces in a bar anyway. Food was very good. Fun place even without a game to watch.

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Christian who manages the are is always around to ensure this bar runs at a high level. The food here is some of the best in town. Great spot to watch sports and turn into the best night club in town at night.

Thank Darcy B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We are in Samara twice a year and we always eat at Bar Arriba 2 or 3 times during our stay. The restaurant is on the 2nd level and overlooks the main street of Samara. At dusk, across the street you can hear a cacophany...More

Thank mel_T19
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We (stupidly) planned our vacation during the first round of the NHL playoffs. We scrambled to find somewhere to watch the games and we stumbled upon Bar Arriba. They were so nice and accommodating. We watched three Leafs games here throughout our vacation. The food...More

Thank _brittneycapati
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 1052
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