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Bar Arriba

) #19 of 52 Restaurants in Playa Samara $$ - $$$ , Spanish
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 1052
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a meal in this bar and it was excellent. Really friendly staff and quick service. We enjoyed the food that much we went in again on our second day and again I couldn't fault the friendly quick service or the food. How anyone...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good meal at a very reasonable price. The burger was . thick and juicy. We met the owners who were very friendly and a great source of information about the local area and Costa Rica in general. The location is right on...More

Thank smcdaniel221
Reviewed 17 July 2017

During our stay in Playa Samara my wife and I had cocktails during their happy hour (5-7). The bar is located on the second floor overlooking the main street in Samara. We didn't eat there although the food looked and smelled good. We particularly enjoyed...More

Thank Bullies3
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Watched the NBA finals here. Great staff and fun place. Plenty of vegan options but average quality. Lots of beer and drink options.

Thank Bmhupp
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great sports bar vibe. Service was excellent. Watch some Warrior basketball (in Spanish), but who can hear announces in a bar anyway. Food was very good. Fun place even without a game to watch.

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Christian who manages the are is always around to ensure this bar runs at a high level. The food here is some of the best in town. Great spot to watch sports and turn into the best night club in town at night.

Thank Darcy B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We are in Samara twice a year and we always eat at Bar Arriba 2 or 3 times during our stay. The restaurant is on the 2nd level and overlooks the main street of Samara. At dusk, across the street you can hear a cacophany...More

Thank mel_T19
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We (stupidly) planned our vacation during the first round of the NHL playoffs. We scrambled to find somewhere to watch the games and we stumbled upon Bar Arriba. They were so nice and accommodating. We watched three Leafs games here throughout our vacation. The food...More

Thank _brittneycapati
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Good bar with awesome food, drinks and any sport you want to watch, we went and watched the Toronto maple leafs playoffs games. Happy hour is 5-7 everyday for 2 for 1 drinks.

Thank Scottcan D
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Stopped for some drinks and noticed its located next to a hostel, therefore bringing out lots of party people. Cool vibe and live music, drinks were inexpensive and good.

Thank wanderlusttt89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 1052
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