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Restaurante Casa Esmeralda

) #23 of 52 Restaurants in Playa Samara $$ - $$$ Italian, Seafood,
Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0489
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado sauce” (44 reviews)
“pasta” (37 reviews)
“casado” (24 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I ordered a steak and some vegetables. Asked if the veg was fresh.i was assured it was. I waited an eternity for the meal. When it arrived we all looked at it and laughed. The supposedly juicey big steak was as flat and dry and...More

Thank silkyLondon
Reviewed 19 May 2017

some really delicious dishes, especially if you like avocado and shrimp; also pasta w/gorgonzola sauce

Thank sbbinder49
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We lived in hotel for over 1 month and found restaurant absolutely amazing!!! Very fresh food, exceptionally clean kitchen, food consistently delicious. Attentive servers.we try everything on the menu and all of it good! Italian Octopus , pasta with shrimp and mushroom, rice and shrimp...More

Thank daludada
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our server was very attentive. He filled our water promptly and was great in asking if we needed refills on our micro brews - which were delicious. The food was great, I would definitely go back!

Thank Emma F
Reviewed 23 March 2017

There seem to have been some changes at Casa Esmeralda over the last few years. The menu seems fairly similar, but the one dish that we were dreaming of (their biting garlic bread) wasn't even available, though the waitress did her best to get the...More

Thank VinnieCorbett
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Beer and food were great! We caught snapper on our fishing trip that am, and we were able to bring it there for lunch to have cooked for us! It was awesome. Staff were friendly and good. Clean, updated...nice vibe, good beer!

Thank carylp2015
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We only had the opportunity to go to this restaurant once but the meal was memorable because it was so good. We had the fish with avocado sauce. The service was great. We sat upstairs where there was a nice breeze and we could hear...More

Thank jlee409
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent, food, best meal in Samara. Highly recommend especially if you like fresh fish!!!

Thank dcrawford58
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Large menu to choose from. We went twice during our week in Samara and enjoyed it all. If you like spicy food, the dishes with the homemade Esmerelda sauce are worth a try. The pasta with shrimp and mushrooms and the fish with avocado sauce...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were a table of 10 with two small kids on a weekday night. Our waitress put on cartoons for the kids which was a great help. We had the avacado speggetti and the shrimp and we're completely overwhelmed and the unique quality of the...More

Thank richard y
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Doris W
8 February 2015|
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Response from KreaHalifax | Reviewed this property |
No live music when I was there. the food was excellent and reasonable. I cannot tell you the amount per person, just recall that it was OK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0489
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