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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

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West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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Belen, New Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had frequented this bakery on our previous visit to Samara. They make incredible bread and their ice cream is wonderful.

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Thank vrkarosel
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cute place and great selection available! We tried a coconut cake & it was super fresh! I highly recommend while in Samara!

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Thank Sarah U
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! The Princesas More 

Vernon, BC
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

During our 2 week stay we visited the bakery all but 3 days. The fresh baguette, sweet great and cinnamon buns were worth the 15 min walk each way, our kids have asked everyday for more of the wonderful goodies. Excellent prices and hours.

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Thank Wubbelina
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are always glad to see people return and enjoy our goodies The Princesas More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great little Place, daily specials and the owner will gladly chat and offer up locals tips. Empanadas are really good, we also took home the pizza one night for an easy dinner. Delicious

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Thank mac811
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciated The Princesas More 

Congleton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visited her whilst staying in Samara, friendly and welcoming staff, lovely tasty cakes and pastries and very good wifi, also allowed to charge devices here which is also useful for many travellers!

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Thank Emily B
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review we appreciate it! The Princesas More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Terrific little bakery/cafe on the Main Street heading west from downtown Samara. Coffee was perfect, the empanadas (filled with a French onion soup mixture) were perfect, and the owner rocks. She is selling the place soon, so get there while you can!

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Thank TheDaveDart
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! Yes the place is for sale but not sold yet, so stop by for a visit and try out some of our yummy treats Glad you enjoyed our coffee, we buy the beans from a coop of local small coffee growers and grind it ourselves As for the Onion and Cheese Empanada that is... More 

Udine
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The cake that they prepare are very good ,the service also is good! The price are correct and the quality is excellent,

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Thank robrica
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the cake! Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

amazing bakery, amazing service, love the empanadas OH THEY ARE Amazing Joannie's home made Cole slaw i could eat everyday all day.... her cakes mmm everything is just amazing!

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Thank Krissijane
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We appreciate it Yes for low season we now only serve salad bar as our Tuesday Special so make sure to stop in for some of that coleslaw! The Princesas More 

Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Well Princesa has moved around the corner from her 2014 location. She has added a kids corner & a larger eating area. But the food has remained the same outstanding quality & flavours. The daily soup & sandwich specials are great choices. The pizzas are very tasty & enjoyable. Oh don't forget the pastries, breads & ice cream. Great selections... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler65_11
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate it! It was good to see you guys again Until next time you visit Samara The Princesas More 

Oceanside, NY
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Brenda from Samara Information arranged a 1/2 dozen cupcakes from this bakery to celebrate my sister's birthday on our last day in Samara. They were chocolate with chocolate frosting and they were the best cupcakes ever. Would love to go back and try more of their delicious food.

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Thank TinaOceanside
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Glad you enjoyed the cupcakes and that you were able to celebrate your sister's birthday in style! The Princesas More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Fast food, Canadian, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
Description
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, salads and personal pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, Freshly ground coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies. Cinnamon, Apple or Dulce de Leche Rolls Vegetarian options

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