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Restaurante Casa Esmeralda

$$ - $$$
Italian, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Samara Beach | 300 Mts. Oeste Correo Postal, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0489
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a great family place for great meals and drinks, service was very good, lots of seating with two different levels and rooms on second floor behind seating, very clean washrooms, without question my home away from home , felt so welcome here.. the pastas are excellent, and prices very good for the quality of food.. I will continue to be... More 

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Seattle
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had been here three years ago and remembered how delicious it was so we made sure to return this trip. My husband, 4 year old, my dad and I came for dinner on a quiet Thursday evening. The hostess let us choose where we wanted to sit and we ended up downstairs near the bar. I noticed they changed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few days in Playa Samara we have become used to waiting and waiting for our dinner to be served. At Casa Esmeralda my husband was served his beer promptly and our meal was served in a very reasonable time. We had casados and they were very good. We will definitely go back.

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Thank SusanRah
Casa Esmeralda s, Propietario at Restaurante Casa Esmeralda, responded to this review

Hello friends, thank you for your comments, thank you and we hope you come back soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so great to spend dinner time in this place. Food is so delicious and it has a nice enviroment to enjoy such an excellent meal. I'm pretty sure I'll be back to Casa Esmeralda.

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Casa Esmeralda s, Propietario at Restaurante Casa Esmeralda, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your comments will be waiting for you soon at Casa Esmeralda More 

Seabright, NS
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived and seated, restaurant not busy, ordered, then waited and waited while others came and went. Waited over 45 minutes for food which was mediocre at best. Asked for more water while waiting, none came. Bill came at one amount was charged at a different amount. No explanations, no apologies, nothing! Not happy.

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Thank PhilandBeth
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant. We arrived very late (off season) having seen the turtles and realised that most of the restaurants would be closed. Our guide pulled up outside Casa Esmeralda and it was obvious that they were closing but the Manager checked with the kitchen and cooked us a meal. Thank you so much, it was really appreciated and... More 

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Nürnberg
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service and great food! We just had two burgers since we weren't too hungry, but we liked it a lot and can totally recommend this restaurant

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Thank Elke O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

4000 colones Casado was good but nothing spectacular. Typical menu. Service was good but ordered four year rum but when the check came we were charged for seven year and when I asked why they said there were out of the four year?

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant in early November. The food was very good. This location is casual and it has a place that you can wash your feet. Which comes in handy when you are walking along the Beach. Our Waiter was very nice and the service was fast. I believe they also have rooms available rent. Another bonus... More 

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Thank Amilcar M
Casa Esmeralda s, Gerente at Restaurante Casa Esmeralda, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, it is a pleasure to serve you !! We actually have available rooms. We hope to see you soon. More 

Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Had the avocado fish it was great and the service is second to none. A bit pricey but they take Visa.

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Thank Pete R
Casa Esmeralda s, Gerente at Restaurante Casa Esmeralda, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit .. our menu has different options that we prepared with our very famous sauce, avocado ... guests all to try our extensive menu in seafood and do not forget to ask for the avocado sauce. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?