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Lo Que Hay

Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0811
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chorizo” (51 reviews)
“tacos” (288 reviews)
“burrito” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 708 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess the translation should have been taken quite literally. This place definitely leaves more to be desired. We waited for an hour to get chips and salsa, which the chips were stale (and only a small handful) and the salsa still in the plastic...More

Thank lila9199
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Someone recommended this restaurant as a good local restaurant. We found the prices to be not quite as inflated as some others on Samara Beach. Service is quick and good. They will even cook your own fish for you (if you have success fishing). It...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting right on the beach with a good range of daily deals on food and drinks. We both had steak with potatoes and salad for 3500 Colones and drank 1500 glasses of white wine. Watching the sunset made it even more special. Service was friendly...More

Thank DanC82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Samara for 4 days, and we preferred Lo Que Hay to hang out, especially because of the service of Alberto. It is a simple but very friendly restaurant with affordable prices and good food. Every day specials including drinks for a nice...More

Thank Anneke V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here to enjoy a lunch or dinner with your feet in the sand and under some shade trees. This beach from restaurant had some tasty food options and delicious fruit aqua frescas for a very good price. It was perfect for our two families...More

1  Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in Samara, we ended up here a few times on our super lazy relaxing holiday. It's a great spot,food is good, prices are just right.. We enjoyed a few cold beers here and tasty tacos. Its a nice spot to hangout any afternoon and...More

Thank JennyAWK26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A late Lunch on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon with the beach in the background and the sand in our toes. The shrimp pasta of the day was ample and was well priced. The nachos were huge, the tacos were perfectly prepared and the chicken burrito...More

Thank JGPnashville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lo Que Hay was a very nice place to enjoy lunch. The restaurant is located on the beach called Playa Samara. They service staff was very friendly. This is a great place to enjoy a beer to grab some lunch. We took our kids with...More

Thank Luis D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at this spot. Food was good, service a little lacking, but, location, location, location! Pura Vida!

Thank NaomeBradshaw
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had lunch at this restaurant, which is located on the beach and looked like a nice place to relax and have lunch. Unfortunately, the service was slow and the meal wasn't great. As the place seemed to be frequented by tourists, we were quite...More

Thank cas905
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6 July 2017|
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Response from mariabella777 | Reviewed this property |
Most places we went to in Samara do not take credit cards and Lo Que Hay is no different. Prepare to pay in cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0811
Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is) is a lively beachside bar, serving tapas, tacos, nachos, and more. We've got delicious food, excellent views, and live music twice a week. Add in our extensive cocktail menu, ice-cold beer, and super staff, and we bet you'll feel right at home here. Bienvenidos!
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