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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2347
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (143 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a family looking for a great place to eat. Each of us enjoyed our meal, and the live music that started while we were eating. Very comfortable for both children and adults. Many thanks to Walter our waiter, he was great, very good...More

Thank marty185
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 7 and only one person opted to finish their meal. Some of the stuff we ordered appeared in pizza form but tasted like it should be part of something else. The bill contained an item we didn't order. On top...More

Thank Kevin B
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kevin We are sorry that oddly your experience at mamagui was not completely pleasant I would highlight that Samara is a vacation place and we welcome all age, sometimes kids are noisy. The extra beer charged on your bill was corrected and it was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ma Ma Gui is small but very quaint. We sat at the bar (beer, wine, liquor) and were so comfortable ended up eating dinner there. I had short ribs with gluten free pasta - outstanding dish with rich flavor. Husband had pizza and said it...More

Thank MT5700
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for defining Mamagui quaint!!! We love that word!!! We try everyday with great effort to deliver great products. Gigio Palazzo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I visited Costa Rica for the first time (March 25th to April 1). We were staying at an all inclusive just a 20 minute walk down the beach from Samara. I looked up restaurants in the town of Samara that had great...More

Thank V6337KPjanet
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you a zillion for your wonderful review!!!! We are working to diminish the road noise. Our Samara traffic committee is working with the local and transit police to enforce the law. Thank you again we hope to see you again Gigio Palazzo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice during a weeks stay. Food is great, wine list is short but good, love music was excellent. If you sit outside you have to deal with a bit of road noise and exhaust, but you get to hear the chirping geckos overhead....More

Thank Mark N
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Mark to honor Mamagui with your presence more than once. Gigio

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great rating well deserved. We tried octopus and marlin carpaccio, superb presentation with vegetables and salads as sides. Very good also the local Pinot Grigio. Small place, few steps from the principal street. Recommended!

Thank aaron-swiss85
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Let us express our gratitude for you essential review!!! Short but right to the spot!!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come from a very small town and rarely have authentic Italian. The menu is full of delicious sounding options. Of the four of us, the best dish was the baby back rib dish. We had ordered dessert but they were busy and we got...More

Thank Jackie P
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry for the lack of credit card payment method. We are waiting for the bank to install the terminal. Sorry about that. Gigio Palazzo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute Italian restaurant with its own take on Italian cuisine. Serivice was excellent and food was very fresh. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Thank Billeis
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review!!!!

Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is the place to dine in Samara. The cocktails are innovative and refreshing. They offer many cured meat options (The Marlin Proscuitto was unique and tasty) that are paired with parmignano gelato, which was delicious. The pastas were rich and hearty and delicious. This...More

Thank Stephen L
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you we try every day hard!!!! Thank you again

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Best pizza in town for sure. Excellent drinks and dessert. Also had live Spanish Guitar playing. Super nice atmosphere and staff.

Thank aphinrichs
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Too generous of you defining us AWESOME!!!

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Barbara29526
1 February 2015|
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Response from knuelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, in addition the church is on that road, this might help as you can see it easily and the road also leads towards the Nosara gravel road.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 2347
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