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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

| Barrio Cantarrana, Camino de Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8521 0022
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“shrimp” (13 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Barrio Cantarrana, Camino de Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is just outside of town but definitely worth the short drive. Make reservations so you are not disappointed. We stayed at the Samara Pacific hotel and chose to eat there twice with our grandson(I wish it had been 3 times). There were 4...More

Thank katheriner766
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had wonderful beef and chicken dishes. The desserts were amazing and the smoothies were delicious too. Our family came, and our 20, 19, and almost 18 year old loved the food!

Thank Kellie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was by far the highlight of my stay! I opted for the pasta with shrimp, amazing! The wine list is extensive ans it ranges from very reasonable upwards. The place is very nice, with a great pool view. The staff and service was impeccable,...More

Thank Marilyne R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I hesitate to tell people about this wonderful little restaurant. They have a limited menu selection that changes daily. The food and service are excellent and the poolside restaurant creates a very tropical atmosphere.

Thank costaricabill
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a fun place to eat, make sure to make reservations. It's a good walk from downtown Samara, but doable. French owned and superb cooking, daily specials

Thank angus m
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is an amazing place run by an amazing family!! It is in a quiet neighborhood with only the monkeys in the trees to wake you most mornings.

Thank Bev S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Wow , fabulous food and very friendly staff , from the moment we arrived,we were made so welcome . Excellent service too .Good value , I shall return soon

Thank Alexandrajenkins
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We tried the night before and were fully booked so yes reservations are required. They were sweet to offer us cocktails for our return and when we did they forgot. The menu is very limited maybe five entrees and a handful of desserts. They bring...More

Thank chrisfromthecape
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I give everything about this restaurant a 10/10. Not only was the food incredible and reasonably priced, the portions were quite large. It was very unexpected for such a casual place. The atmosphere was awesome as well, good music and all the staff were polite...More

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Managed by a French couple from St Tropez, the restaurant, independent of the hotel, presents a daily menu which, if not extensive, will with its Mediterranean accents, surely ravish all kinds of tastebuds. There's two settings, one on the ground floor, more colourful, and another...More

1  Thank Aralya
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9 March 2017|
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Response from Samara Pacific L | Property representative |
Hi, You can pay either in colones or US dollars.
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Robert S
22 December 2016|
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Response from Samara Pacific L | Property representative |
Dear Robert It's much better to do a reservation for this date. Best regards Adeline
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
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07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Barrio Cantarrana, Camino de Buenavista, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8521 0022
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Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.
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