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Lo Que Hay

Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0811
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“taco” (84 reviews)
“chorizo” (46 reviews)
“nachos” (50 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant and bar is located right on the beach with great scenery and food. Live music some nights.

Thank wrightrh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty good and located right on the beach. It was a little grungy but we enjoyed ourselves.

Thank derekyeo11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach views, good/cheap breakfast, good adult beverages, and a great place to have an easy dinner. Definitely less expensive the most of the other places right on the beach in Samara. Friendly staff. And if you need an affordable place to stay right on...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The food at all the restaurants on the beach sucks!!! This place especially. It’s ok if you want drinks “only” on the beach. Do not get food!

Thank Tgullick
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

...is really delicious. Good happy hour (4-6) specials. $2 tequila sunrises on the night we visited. Kids loved the tacos, burgers and fries.

Thank deaner77
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I came here with some friends for breakfast and had a great time. The menu offers good options such as, waffles, French toast, traditional American or Costarican breakfasts as well as Mexican-style options. The service was ok, nice friendly waiters, took a little bit longer...More

Thank Cristina T
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We have visited this restaurant a number of times during stays in Samara, most recently in March 2018. Great spot to park yourself for a meal or a few drinks while the kids play on the beach. Staff are friendly, prices reasonable.

Thank mel_T19
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Good tacos and all day $2 drink specials. Also have beach chairs and umbrellas. We rented chairs and umbrella here every day. Great spot on the beach.

Thank lukenriley
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Ate breakfast and lunch while at Samara and both meals were quite good. It was awesome being able to crash at the beach for the day and then just walk a few steps back at lunch time. Good eats and great service. Can't beat the...More

Thank psavila1
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our wedding party of 60+ people mostly stayed across the street! We came here multiple times throughout the week! It was a perfect spot to hang on the beach and have a few drinks!

Thank Jeremy K
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Response from chrisooo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, credit cards are accepted. I ran a tab while we stayed at the AirBnB.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0811
Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is) is a lively beachside bar, serving tapas, tacos, nachos, and more. We've got delicious food, excellent views, and live music twice a week. Add in our extensive cocktail menu, ice-cold beer, and super staff, and we bet you'll feel right at home here. Bienvenidos!
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