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Locanda

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Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
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07:00 - 22:00
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Chicago
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once we found this spot, we came back every day. They have beach beds/cabanas available for free as long as you buy drinks or food at the restaurant. The prices were incredibly reasonable and the food was delicious. The service is slower, but while you're waiting, you're relaxing on the beach so it's not a problem! One of my favorite... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant looks nice! The food is just okay, but really overpriced. The staff was kind of awkward, constantly asking "is everything perfect?". After we payed the bill, we got too much money back. So we checked the bill. Turns out it wasn't correct. Outside was a huge sign saying: today happy day cocktails 2 for 1. In addition the... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here 3 times on our vacation. Their food was BY FAR the most consistent on the beach. The Casado is AWESOME! I ordered the fish Casado first and it was really good. Plantains were cooked perfectly and rice and beans were outstanding. My wife ordered the fish fingers and fries (she is afraid of new food) and it... More 

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Thank Bret B
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, we are glad to know tha you liked our "casado". More 

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

Not sure what I'm reviewing here - the food or the hotel, but the pizza was absolutely amazing, the burgers were very good, and pretty good 2/1 value for your $. The beach and location was very nice. We liked the loungers and all the outdoor tables and chairs. One thing we did NOT like was that apparently "outside" people... More 

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Thank suzieqGRENADA
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment. More 

La Paz, Bolivia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We asked a Tico for a local place and we were misunderstood and he directed us to Locanda (sounds like local) but we were so glad he did!!! The staff and service were great. Although it was night and we couldn't see the ocean, the restaurant had a great ambiance with tons of candles and strings of lights. We ordered... More 

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Thank Alison Z
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment, we really appreciate it. More 

Door County WI
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there for lunch and dinner. All the food was very good and large portions. The fish mixed grill will feed two easy and probably 3 people. It is great, but don't order the clams and mussels for an app, because they come with the meal. As typical with most places, the service is very slow. Ask for extra... More 

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Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot on the beach under trees and shade. Drinks were great, food was pretty good. Wouldn't recommend the pizza, but other than that, we liked it.

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Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful view. Horrible food. In addition to the service charge, the waitress took out her own tip and gave us a note telling us how much she took!!! Wow. Do yourself a favor and stop for a drink to see the view, then have your meal somewhere else. Your wallet will thank you.

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Castle Rock
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking along the beach, Locanda was a great place to stop for lunch. Food was delicious and the setting was great!

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Regina, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was our second visit to Locanda, and we came in search of the seafood soup. We were not disappointed. A huge bowl of seafood covered with a thick tomato sauce and wedges of fresh break to sop it up with were amazing. The pizza is one of the best ever. Anywhere. The restaurant is right on the beach, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
Description
Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, with large spaces and comfortable tables and seats on the beach, all under the shade of spectacular palm trees. The kitchen offers one of the most exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes, both land and sea, and a great choice of Pizzas cooked in a wood oven, accompanied by a good wine list and a wide selection of cocktails.

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