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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

| Barrio Cantarrana, Camino a Playa Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 1033
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp” (15 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
| Barrio Cantarrana, Camino a Playa Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food here is carefully prepared and very tasty.It's french cuisine at it's finest in Samara,outside of the village and worth the trip by taxi or bicycle.

Thank LorenzoD4195
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Booked a table and glad we did as was full. This is a restraurant ran by a lovely French couple in the grounds of a hotel about 1km from the town centre. As was number 1 on trip advisor and next door to our hotel...More

1  Thank J0nnyb0y1969
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The food here is delicious- our meals here were probably the best we had during our stay in Costa Rica! It was so good we ate here for 2 of our dinners and so glad we did.

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1  Thank Escape444163
Reviewed 21 June 2018

For being my first visit to Costa Rica, I know I could not have imagined a more memorable trip. My travel itinerary required some effort to arrive in Samara (and I was later than envisioned planned). The restaurant and hotel are two different entities, hence...More

1  Thank lbhendley
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

First and foremost you go to restaurants for the food, and this meal was Awesome! so great job chef. Second, you return to restaurants for the great service, and this place was LACKING service. Waited ~15 minutes for a greeting and menus. Waited ~45 minutes...More

Thank lizziesf
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Few minutes out of the center, not too crowded. Fantastic dinner with superb desert. French owner who proposes only few dishes that are really specials. Must go if you re in samara

Thank aaron-swiss85
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Great ambiance, friendly staff and good food. Would eat there again in a heartbeat. Nothing too complicated with the preparation, but in this case, that is a positive. Simple and delicious with a killer ambience.

Thank Billeis
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I truly appreciated the assistance of Fanny in arranging for my husband's valentine birthday dinner. We made arrangements via several emails, which she was was very responsive to, and she put together a particular menu just for us (using their daily options, but with a...More

1  Thank katie2may
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We were staying at the hotel and ate at the restaurant on several occasions.The food and ambiance are amazing you will get a full plate of wonderful food, served by some of the most delightful people we met in Samara. 5 star all the way

Thank ianlizt
Reviewed 8 March 2018

My husband and I and another couple spent a couple of days in Carrillo, We found ourselves eating in Samara and had some of our best meals there. On our second night we decided to see what was suggested on Trip Advisor and have dinner...More

Thank Jiminysuzy
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6 April 2018|
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Response from rowguy | Reviewed this property |
They have a kids menu. The food is good. There are other places in town that are better - especially the steak house that is about a 5 or 10 minute walk.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Samara Pacific L | Property representative |
Hi, You can pay either in colones or US dollars.
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21 December 2016|
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Response from Samara Pacific L | Property representative |
Dear Robert It's much better to do a reservation for this date. Best regards Adeline
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Barrio Cantarrana, Camino a Playa Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 1033
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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 her 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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