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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

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| Barrio Cantarrana, Camino de Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8521 0022
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Cooperstown, New York
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place to eat, make sure to make reservations. It's a good walk from downtown Samara, but doable. French owned and superb cooking, daily specials

Thank angus m
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place run by an amazing family!! It is in a quiet neighborhood with only the monkeys in the trees to wake you most mornings.

Thank Bev S
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow , fabulous food and very friendly staff , from the moment we arrived,we were made so welcome . Excellent service too .Good value , I shall return soon

Thank Alexandrajenkins
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the night before and were fully booked so yes reservations are required. They were sweet to offer us cocktails for our return and when we did they forgot. The menu is very limited maybe five entrees and a handful of desserts. They bring a complimentary bruschetta on a French baguette slice per person at the start and it... More 

Thank chrisfromthecape
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I give everything about this restaurant a 10/10. Not only was the food incredible and reasonably priced, the portions were quite large. It was very unexpected for such a casual place. The atmosphere was awesome as well, good music and all the staff were polite and friendly. They definitely made sure we had a great experience.

Thank Joanne R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Managed by a French couple from St Tropez, the restaurant, independent of the hotel, presents a daily menu which, if not extensive, will with its Mediterranean accents, surely ravish all kinds of tastebuds. There's two settings, one on the ground floor, more colourful, and another on the terrace, simply decorated but nice. I had the shrimps with a passion fruit... More 

1 Thank Aralya
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a restaurant with a very limited menu (which probably changes everyday). There are no starters except the bruschetta which is on the house. You can choose from 5-6 entrees consisting of a pasta, a salad, couple of fish/seafood dishes, a chicken dish.. We ordered the seafood platter of grilled mussels, shrimp and squid, the shrimp tempura and a... More 

Thank NaliniM
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for my birthday dinner with a group of about 15. It was delicious! The owners/servers were so kind and polite. They spoke English, Spanish and French so for those struggling with Spanish, there's someone that can get ya taken care of. The menu is small but delicious. I got the red snapper per reviews from here and it... More 

Thank Gina H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is amazing. Fresh dishes which alter daily. Usually you can pick betweens some 5/6 dishes. Some will be fish others meat or chicken. There is also always a vegetarian dish. The french chef really knows how to blend the flavors and also creates some amazing visuals on the plate. It is by far the best we had in... More 

Thank Rob N
Saline, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Samara is a quaint place but at a certain point when you are lookng for a nice meal off the beaten track this is it. Very pleasant surroundings, good wait staff. We were fortunate to get a table for 3 without a reservation and all very much enjoyed our meals. A few nice touches included the waitress pouring our glasses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
French, Seafood, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Barrio Cantarrana, Camino de Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8521 0022
Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.

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