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Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
17 Mar 2017
“Good food, terrible service!”
27 Feb 2017
“Pleasant Surprise!”
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Bar, Seafood, International, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The food here was very good, but was completely let down by rude service! Our order was brought out with incorrect sides and instead of correcting this the waiter said that this is what we had ordered and gave it back to me! In addition...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We passed Tabanuco often, just never had stopped. Sure glad we did. Hidden gem in our opinion. I had the 'typical' meal and it was excellent. You can see and hear the surf. Service very good with a party of 14 that had just been...More

Thank JohnC44
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Family of 4 went here for a quick dinner and were mostly disappointed. First, the service was decent by Samara standards, so I had no problem with that. The setting is charming, right on the beach and the furniture is nice. But the food was...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We came here for Reggae Night and we had SOOOOOOO much fun! The place was slower until about 11PM and then was packed, we danced and danced and danced! Definitely recommend for a fun night out! Great atmosphere and beautiful location!

Thank Jessica499
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I've never had a bad meal in Costa Rica while on holiday here. Today it happened and the majority of the people in our group felt the same way. Kids who never leave food on their plates didn't eat half their meals. Adults the same....More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We had a lovely view of the ocean, but expected more in the way of food quality. My daughter's fish was overcooked and chewy. I had the Carribean curry which was very good. But the most lasting memory was the overcooked fish.

Thank Lzmelody
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We came here on recommendation and were not disappointed! Although the restaurant does not look the greatest when you approach due to the bar/karaoke part, the food really is outstanding and more than makes up for the lack of ambiance. Our ceviche was finely cut...More

Thank FSM20
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Ate here with my wife and daughter and had a really good dinner. Right in the beach although it was dark when we ate there. Service was friendly whilst remaining really efficient and professional. We shared ceviche and the fish and prawns were delicious. For...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you have spent any time in any beach resort around the world, you have eaten here. Food is neither good nor bad. Beautiful setting, friendly service, and meal entirely forgettable within minutes of leaving. I had red snapper in their picante sauce. Sauce was...More

Thank Chicagosouth
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Their "New York Strip steaks" are different than what we get in the United States, but are very tasty, tender, and cooked to perfection. Enjoy leisurely dining with a nice view of the Pacific Ocean.

Thank Happywintertraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, International, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:30 AM
1:00 PM - 2:30 AM
1:00 PM - 2:30 AM
1:00 PM - 2:30 AM
1:00 PM - 2:30 AM
1:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
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