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Gusto Beach

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Next To Banco de Costa Rica | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0252
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08:00 - 23:30
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What's catching your eyes at first is the all design of this place. There's different sitting, lounge and dining areas sprinkled like little light and shady island amongst flowers and palm trees. Wooden broad walks are connecting them. The colour theme is white/cream and purple. And homemade wind chimes (drift wood and seashells) are dangling around. Very trendy. Very relaxing... More 

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a family birthday dinner at Gusto Beach. Great staff and delicious food. Drinks were very good from wines to frozen concoctions. The Lemon Coco blended drink was Oh So Good! We enjoyed an array of dishes on two separate occasions from palate pleasing salads, pizza, boulognese, fresh fish, to panini sandwiches with fresh tuna. There is something for... More 

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Jasper
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gusto is a great setup right on the beach. We rented beach chairs for a great price where we could jump in and out of the ocean. The servers were great and would bring food & drinks. Menu selection is good and prices are reasonable. Overall, very good value and a great place for a quick bite, drink, or stay... More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Italian place in Samara. The food is fresh and tasty, the servers are very attentive and polite. Great location and amazing view. Highly recommended. Thanks

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Shanty Bay
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gusto ended up becoming our 'GO TO' place. Every meal we had (there were 6 of us) was delicious! Had both lunches and dinners, all great! Drinks, yummy. Service was consistently excellent (if you can, ask for Gato as your server). Oh, and the Banos, spotless!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gusto Beach is in a good central spot on the beach and is beautifully styled both inside and out. The menu is good and varied. The prices are in the higher side compared to other restaurants in Samara although overall the setting and food is worth it. We were served by an American waitress who was quite abrupt and gave... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest perk of this restaurant, is it's amazing location on the beach. You can enjoy your pizza with your bare food in the sand and look out over the ocean. The food is not very special, but the atmosphere defenitly is.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is simply no other place to be in Samara for New Year's Eve. Not inexpensive, about $80 US per person, but cheap at any price for the beach view of fireworks directly overhead. Not to be missed.

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Happy Hour drinks are a great deal. The food is perhaps a bit pricey for Samara, but you're paying for the ocean front setting. On Friday night they had a good trio playing jazz and blues standards, adding to the classy vibe. Definitely a tourist and North American expat spot. You won't find Ticos here. But they draw people... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having spent 12 days in Samara we frequented gusto Beach for lunch dinner and cocktails. Service was consistently good, food was exceptional and location to die for. Would highly recommend and ask for Gato best server in Samara

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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$25
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next To Banco de Costa Rica | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0252
Description
Gusto Beach Risto Bar Sporting Club. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria and BBQ. Tropical Bar, Wine Bar and Happy Hour. Special Events, Live Music and Party. Sporting Club, Beach Volley, Beach Tennis and SUP. Beach Chairs and Umbrellas. Boutique Gusto Store. Info Corner Angler Stories Ocean Tours.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?