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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (15 reviews)
“beef fajitas” (2 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
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 3 days ago 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 Elizabeth J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 14 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

Thank katie2may
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Thought we would would try this on our last night. Was worried because I am not a fan of seafood. Had the beef skewers with potatoes I think or maybe yucca. It was so delicious and the portions were huge. Yummy yummy yummy.

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Tucked out of the way, small space and limited menu...but holy cow was this place great! The red snapper was very good; the shrimp fajitas were amazing and the cheesecake dessert was to die for. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner here, French style Costa Rican food very delicious. Small menu, changes daily. Outside dining very pleasant around pool. Had perfectly cooked squid and rice dish and peach Melba for dessert.

Thank racndlop
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Each night their menu changes. Since they only use the freshest ingredients and have a very creative order and chef H night you have four different selections of which to choose for a entrée. We ate there three times. The first night was our anniversary...More

Thank chrisfromthecape
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7 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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Robert S
22 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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