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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

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West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Place, daily specials and the owner will gladly chat and offer up locals tips. Empanadas are really good, we also took home the pizza one night for an easy dinner. Delicious

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Thank mac811
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciated The Princesas More 

Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visited her whilst staying in Samara, friendly and welcoming staff, lovely tasty cakes and pastries and very good wifi, also allowed to charge devices here which is also useful for many travellers!

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Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review we appreciate it! The Princesas More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Terrific little bakery/cafe on the Main Street heading west from downtown Samara. Coffee was perfect, the empanadas (filled with a French onion soup mixture) were perfect, and the owner rocks. She is selling the place soon, so get there while you can!

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Thank TheDaveDart
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! Yes the place is for sale but not sold yet, so stop by for a visit and try out some of our yummy treats Glad you enjoyed our coffee, we buy the beans from a coop of local small coffee growers and grind it ourselves As for the Onion and Cheese Empanada that is... More 

Udine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The cake that they prepare are very good ,the service also is good! The price are correct and the quality is excellent,

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Thank robrica
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the cake! Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

amazing bakery, amazing service, love the empanadas OH THEY ARE Amazing Joannie's home made Cole slaw i could eat everyday all day.... her cakes mmm everything is just amazing!

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Thank Krissijane
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We appreciate it Yes for low season we now only serve salad bar as our Tuesday Special so make sure to stop in for some of that coleslaw! The Princesas More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Well Princesa has moved around the corner from her 2014 location. She has added a kids corner & a larger eating area. But the food has remained the same outstanding quality & flavours. The daily soup & sandwich specials are great choices. The pizzas are very tasty & enjoyable. Oh don't forget the pastries, breads & ice cream. Great selections... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler65_11
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate it! It was good to see you guys again Until next time you visit Samara The Princesas More 

Oceanside, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Brenda from Samara Information arranged a 1/2 dozen cupcakes from this bakery to celebrate my sister's birthday on our last day in Samara. They were chocolate with chocolate frosting and they were the best cupcakes ever. Would love to go back and try more of their delicious food.

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Thank TinaOceanside
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Glad you enjoyed the cupcakes and that you were able to celebrate your sister's birthday in style! The Princesas More 

Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

nice place , a few tables, coffee and deserts , right on the main street, lots of parking in front, they seem to sell out quickly of there deserts, deserts are quite pricey

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Thank fred072353
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, It pleases me you think we are a local bakery! Not sure what you consider pricey? Muffins ₡700 Cinnamon, apple or dulce de leche rolls for ₡1000 Sweet breads for ₡2000 Large Alfajores for ₡1500 Ice cream cones starting at ₡700 Entire banana breads or Chocolate zucchini Breads for ₡2500 As well as delicious cakes starting... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Popped in as we passing and picked up some authentic tasty empanadas in a variety of flavours. The girls also enjoyed a alfajor

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Thank chris c
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Yes our Empanadas are very popular! The alfajores are also delicious and very popular Regards The Princesas More 

Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We loved stopping by here in the mornings on our way to see the Howler Monkeys . Enjoyed our visits with fellow Canadians and the Baking was to die for !!!

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Thank flemer
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Always a pleasure to chat with some fellow Canadians! I think my great grandmother would be proud of the baking we produce by hand here! Regards The Princesas More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
Description
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches and personal pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, Freshly ground coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies. Cinnamon, Apple or Dulce de Leche Rolls

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