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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, European, Central American, Seafood, International, Costa Rican
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Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 1033
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Diemen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food, suburb service, very friendly staff and a great vibe. Pura vida! I'm smiling while writing this review. It will be a memory which I will visit a lot once back at home! Thank you! 👍

Thank CarloKool
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place highly recommend, great value for $ and great food. We had a seafood platter and it was a great sized serving.

Horseshoe Valley, Canada
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great rating for good reason. The food and service are amazing. The chef knows his stuff creates truly delicious meals. If in the area you must stop by for a truly amazing meal. 😋 The menu changes daily and occasionally something delicious is added at the last moment like lobster. Make sure you make a reservation... More 

Thank Curse68
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place. A great combination in Samara is lunch in town at inexpensive traditional Costa Rican restaurants and dinner at the Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant, which is not cheap but great value for excellent French-influenced cooking. Their menu changes every day. There are generally about 4 main dishes and 4 desserts available, as well as a kids menu.... More 

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Westminster, Vermont
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, service, and ambience!!! My husband and I had dinner here twice because the food was so good. We will definitely eat here again on our next visit in January. To top it all off the price was beyond reasonable for such a high class restaurant!!

1 Thank beccapedigo
Millburn, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had dinner here one night during our stay in CR. The choices were limited, but the food was delicious. Service was charming and swift, without being intrusive. Only caveat is that they only take cash, but as the cost of the meal was so reasonable, we were fine after a brief bad moment.Would definitely return if we are... More 

Thank dmleclair2003
Eagle River, AK
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun evening. Yes, it's a little out of the way and hard to find, but well worth the trouble. The food was excellent, there was a nice (for Costa Rica) wine selection, and the cross cultural experience was damn entertaining. The languages were a mix of English, Spanish, and French. It worked for me, because my French is... More 

Thank fatport
Surrey, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little outside the main part of town, but worth it! A small amount of tables to make a reso. Small menu selection, but everything we had there was fabulous. Very nice service. You'll pay around $12-15 CAD for breakfast (including a main dish, a fruit salad coffee and juice) and around $50 for dinner (including a main dish, half... More 

Thank lovetowander5
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Best meals we have had in Cost Rica in our 15 years of travel to this great country! Friendly, relaxed gourmet French dining. Ate there two nights out of three in Samara. Will be going back!

Thank gary r
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Best food in Samara! Wish we didn't wait till the end of our trip to dine here, it was a party in my mouth! Chicken with avocado sauce, yummy!

Thank Jessica S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
French, European, Central American, Seafood, International, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 1033
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 his 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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