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Sheriff Rustic

Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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On the Beach At the End Of Main Street | near Chocco's and the police station, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made the schoolboy mistake of going to the first place when arriving onto the beach. We ordered drinks. A beer and a fruit smoothie. My beer came in a plastic cup which was half full and a little flat...seems like I had the remainder of a previously opened Pilsen. The mango smoothie was from concentrate but drinkable. As we wanted... More 

Thank LPult
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to grab breakfast on the beach. Not too expensive, just a solid, tasty, tipico breakfast with a great view.

Thank Joe S
Jackson, Wyoming
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We ate here several times this week, for breakfast and lunch. Good quality, simple food, at a very reasonable price, and right on the beach. Friendly staff, who took the time to let my children practice their Spanish while ordering, and gave them candy treats on the way out. Highly recommended!

Thank WyomingTim
New York
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The vegan casado vegetariano is super delicious and fresh, so is the gallo pinto with platanos maduros for breakfast. The staff is very nice too. And the view is awesome! I don't think they're open for dinner, but I know they open at 7am for breakfast.

Thank SweetPotatoSoul
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you want to get a cheap but high quality meal in Playa Samara, Sheriff Rustic is the place to go. We came here for breakfast and lunch (separate days) because it was so good. There's not much better than not having to wear shoes at a restaurant on the beach with a fresh smoothie and a succulent casado with... More 

Thank Kyle M
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We started going to lunch at Sheriff Rustic because it's behind Choco's Surf School. We went back because it offers great value, tasty food, and the opportunity to look at the ocean under the shade of a big tree. It's one of the view beachfront places that offer the traditional casada (combination of a meat or fish together with rice,... More 

Thank Curlgolf
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here on New Year's Eve, it being the first place we found that wasn't fully booked for dinner. The menu is pretty simple, but fresh and well made. We ordered the beef tenderloin with fries and salad, and the chicken with fries and salad. Both were delivered to the table promptly and piping hot, by polite and efficient... More 

Thank Kathryn B
Vernon, BC
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had Casado for lunch, handy location right on the beach and good food with reasonable prices. The Casado is a full meal, they also have hot dogs and more "fast" food.

Thank Wubbelina
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was one of our favorite places to get Casado. The fish was so delicious! Cannot beat the view--it's right on the beach. Fun neighborhood dogs frequently came and hung out as well.. :)

Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

All of our first choices were not yet open for the season, but the view at this place made up for it. The veggie casado was the best we had all week

Thank Pippips

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Restaurant Details

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Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: On the Beach At the End Of Main Street | near Chocco's and the police station, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?