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Lo Que Hay

Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0811
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“taco” (86 reviews)
“chorizo” (47 reviews)
“nachos” (50 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Waitress arrogant and condescending after we ordered a breakfast at noon (they specify outside that they serve breakfast all day long). They made mistake in our orders and brought the dishes at different moments (we were just two). They also forgot to bring something we...More

Thank Dario P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were waiting 15 mins for our menu. Then another 45mins for some tacos. It was definitely not worth the wait - very poor little tacos, really dry and tasteless. Not recommended at all. Do not understand how this place has 4.5*...

1  Thank Aiste P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with one other on here, slow service but who is in a hurry when you are sitting on a beach looking at the ocean! Great tasting tacos. If I had more time here I would return.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the chorizo nachos, carnitas tacos and some Imperials. Right on the beach so the location is obviously great. Service was crazy slow; i think it seriously took 45 minutes to get our food. Not a huge deal, you don't go to Costa Rica to...More

Thank PBLWilkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lo Que Hay is wonderful beach side restaurant/bar. We were in Samara for two weeks and this was our go to spot. The atmosphere was very relaxing with a beautiful view of the ocean. We had several appetizers with drinks and lunch a couple of...More

Thank Cheryl14Calgary
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tacos are small tapas style and I did not find them delicious. The atmosphere is great and drinks are good. Barefoot beach hangout. Good music.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place! Great Belgium waiter, fabulous tacos, great drinks. BeiUriful setting right on the beach. Our favourite spot in Samara! Good prices, too.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed in the breakfast at Lo Que Hay. The service was slow and the breakfast was mediocre at best. We tried the restaurant twice in an effort to make sure we simply did not have a poor one time experience. Turned out that...More

Thank 0MikesTravels0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little spot right on the beach under the trees. They have a decent pina colada and, when we were there, an enjoyable live music program in the evenings. Unfortunately, the food is overpriced and not very good. Oh boy, does the...More

Thank Rockabilly_Housewife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here 5 years ago during our last trip to Samara. Seems a lot has changed with the food quality. The same great location and cold Imperial's are still in play but the food isn't what we remember. I had the combo special which...More

Thank teeterkeene
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6 July 2017|
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Response from mariabella777 | Reviewed this property |
Most places we went to in Samara do not take credit cards and Lo Que Hay is no different. Prepare to pay in cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0811
Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is) is a lively beachside bar, serving tapas, tacos, nachos, and more. We've got delicious food, excellent views, and live music twice a week. Add in our extensive cocktail menu, ice-cold beer, and super staff, and we bet you'll feel right at home here. Bienvenidos!
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