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Gusto Beach

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Next To Banco de Costa Rica | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0252
08:00 - 23:30
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't eat here, but the food looked great! We had some drinks here and the atmosphere is nice, it's very pretty with fairy lights and ambient lighting. There are a few bars, one on the beach, one by the restaurant area and one inside. The drinks are strong and they have a good happy (loco coco) hour, so make... More 

Thank Ais90
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came for a drink on the beach at sunset, enticed by the gorgeous location and lovely decor. We sat at a table in the sand and ordered 2 cocktails, which took about 20 minutes to arrive. The cocktails were watery (it was happy hour, but still), and came in plastic cups brought to our table by a very grumpy... More 

Thank Victoria W
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Gusto Beach several times and had a great time there. The drinks are very good and the vibe is very fun. One night there was a beach party with great music and a fun bar set up on the beach. They also have a really nice little clothing boutique where I bought a few high-quality t-shirts. Great place... More 

Thank sunshineluvver
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a lovely evening at Gusto Beach. We took advantage of happy hour specials which were a selection of delicious cocktails. We began by dining on salmon bruschetta - cream cheese on a crisp toast. Quite delicious! On recommendation from our waiter (who was remarkable- I wish we got his name- curly hair and greenish eyes) I had the... More 

Thank RobMel
Woodinville, Washington
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here four times during our visit to Samara. This restaurant has great ambience, food and entertainment most nights. Our group of seven never had a bad dish and the waiters were all super friendly and fun. You won't be disappointed.

Thank LMSS
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place! Stylish and the best seating of anywhere on the beach- wide beds- boats knitted out to chill and romantic seats for 2... very relaxed place - day and night... Amazing food each time we came and that was a lot! Great staff, great menu. Highly Recommended!

Thank 5U2E
Winnipeg, Canada
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok as a Canadian, we were quite thrilled to find that Gusto serves a VERY good caesar! We didn't eat there at all, but enjoyed a nice little fire show the first night we were there. Also we went back for another caesar on International Women's Day, and were surprised with mimos for the ladies. Nice spot!

Thank suzieqGRENADA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner. They were so accommodating since the menu said they served burgers all day, but it was until 6 pm and we were there late about 8:30ish. They still made it happen. Drinks were totally awesome!

Thank Nug A
Cooperstown, New York
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On beach dining and drinks, Great live music and the food is terrific, you may need reservations when they have music, especially if the Happy Easy Band is playing:)

Thank angus m
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the tuna on wasabi mashed potatoes! Honestly one of the best meals of my life. The sangria was fabulous. Great vibe on the beach!

Thank ImpulseFeet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next To Banco de Costa Rica | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0252
Gusto Beach Risto Bar Sporting Club. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria and BBQ. Tropical Bar, Wine Bar and Happy Hour. Special Events, Live Music and Party. Sporting Club, Beach Volley, Beach Tennis and SUP. Beach Chairs and Umbrellas. Boutique Gusto Store. Info Corner Angler Stories Ocean Tours.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?