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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2347
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (133 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

we had dinner on the 20th of January 2017. The mixed salad was good. The grilled squid was tough like rubber the dough of my pizza was drenched with tomato sauce and mediocre in taste. After returning to the hotel. my stomach was rumbling for...More

Thank roland1945
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, and wonderful live music. Husband had gf pasta and enjoyed it, pancetta in my pasta was delicious, pizza was also very good. Our favourite place in Sámara. Happened across this place by chance when wondering where to eat with what seemed like limited...More

Thank Barawcli
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best food experience we had in Samara. Beautiful place, waiters are really nice and they have really good live music later in the night. They have a big selection of dishes, with lots of really good ingredients! Pizza is AMAZING, pasta delicious...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dishes are excellent,atmosphere nice laid back Quality does warrant the price Have great music to accompany your dinner

Thank Art A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our waiter Juan Carlos was friendly and delivered excellent service. We started with the vegetable pizza. It was awesome, thin crust with lots of vegetables. For the main dish we had fettuccine with tuna and the swordfish special. Outstanding. Going back tonight.

Thank Annette J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit samara playa “mama gui” is THE best place to eat. The best fish. Great pizza. Fantastic dish of the day. Very friendly, fast service. The best tiramisu I had since Terramare Cafe in NYC.

Thank jakobElGreco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mama Gui is without a doubt the best restaurant in Samara. My girlfriend and I ate here on Christmas Eve as well as New Year's Eve and both meals were absolutely amazing! The owner and chef, Gigio, is incredibly nice and offers an unforgettable dining...More

Thank Jon_H_Julia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything I tried was amazing. I ended up eating here 3 times in 10 days. The restaurant itself is so cute, with lovely wallpaper!! The owner / chef was wonderful as was his staff. I was amazed by the squid dish and also the gnocchi,...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been told by the owners of where we stayed (Villas Espaval) this was their favorite place to eat and we should go there at least one night for dinner early in our stay as we would probably want to go back! To this...More

Thank charalkire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of four that spent four months in Samara. We ate here a few times, most recently for New Years Eve dinner. It was excellent. The food was original and gourmet and prepared with care and fresh ingredients. They are also able...More

Thank TdotDave
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1 February 2015|
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Response from knuelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, in addition the church is on that road, this might help as you can see it easily and the road also leads towards the Nosara gravel road.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 2347
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