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La Vela Latina - CLOSED

Beach Bar La Vela Latina, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2286
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
9 Mar 2017
“I miss this place”
25 Apr 2016
“Great beach bar!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Bar La Vela Latina, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was at the top of my list of places to go while living in Samara. The food was great, the owner was great and the staff made you feel like family from day one. I understand there is a new owner and new name...More

Thank mwprice77
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great restaurant, fresh fish/seafood. The sushi was awesome! Great surf watching, on the beach with sand under your feet. Go here! Serves both lunch and dinner. I travel to the place several times a year and always stop here for a bite to eat or...More

Thank briteteeth
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a great little restaurant that is reasonably priced with pretty good service. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately they have been taken over by the restaurant next store. Assume they will operate under that name and not La Vela Latina Right on the beach

1  Thank precious1952
Reviewed 15 March 2016

beach front, quiet and good service food is good, a lot of people who live in the area at this bar, very nice setting

Thank fred072353
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We went here for dinner during our 10 day stay in Samara. We enjoyed fresh marlin ceviche ocean front and we both had the fish casado. The casado was the best we had in Samara! The fish portion was large and flavor was excellent!

1  Thank Jillian F
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We were here two times during our stay. The food was excellent (I had shrimp with avocado sauce) and the drinks were good as well. They had a good variety of food and drinks. Beach front too!

1  Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 19 February 2016

A wonderful beach bar to hang out and relax in a rocking chair while enjoying your favorite beverage and watching the surfers or taking in a great sunset. The staff and service are top notch.

1  Thank JODY T
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was one of my favorite restaurants! Right on the beach with a beautiful view of the ocean. The restaurant had 2 parents that were fun to offer a Imperial to, and the nighttime entertainment was amazing! There was live music going on early in...More

1  Thank Toni B
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We both had casado, one pollo and one pesca (mahi mahi), both were excellent. Our table was front row on the beach - lovely! Restaurant also served picadillia with the casado plate - was decent.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This place is on the beach. Nice place to hang out, drink beer, eat chips and salsa and enjoy the cool breeze coming off the ocean. We didn't eat any other food but everyone elses burgers and fries looked great!

1  Thank sunseekersSeattle
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  • Address: Beach Bar La Vela Latina, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 2286
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