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Restaurants

  • Open daily
  • 3pm - Midnight
  • Credit Cards Accepted

El Lagarto Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant

El Lagarto Steakhouse in Samara has been serving top quality bbq’d meats and seafood since 1998. With a reputation for grilled to perfection meats, fish, and amazing veggies. The full menu offers more than just meat dishes. Also on the menu is a wonderful dessert selection, wines, and cocktails. Enjoy a great meal in a wonderful atmosphere in Samara. The perfect location for your special event too. 

  • Daily 10am - 4pm and until 7pm in the high season.
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Sub Express & Deli

Sub Express & Deli is Samara’s #1 grab and go food shop and if you are not in a hurry relax and dine in the food court. Top quality meats and cheeses, Homemade bread and Daily c2,500 specials are just the beginning of what makes Sub Express a favorite in Samara.

  • Open 8am-11pm daily Happy Hour 4-6 pm
  • WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lockers
  • Live Music
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Gusto Beach Restaurant

Gusto Beach restaurant opened in 2010 by Stefan and Stefana from Rome had to create a beachfront cozy and romantic atmosphere in Costa Rica. Each year it is redesigned and keeps getting better. The kitchen offers a multi-ethnic menu. Wine lovers can choose from a wonderful selection of international wines.  Warm wooden furniture and comfortable chairs all combine to set the new trend on the beach day and night. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Gusto Beach offers summer dishes, sandwiches, pasta, pizzas, salads, an excellent tartar and fresh fish carpaccio. The Tropical Beach Bar serves delicious smoothies, fruit cocktails, large jugs of mojito cocktails to sip along with snacks at sunset, accompanied by Latin and lounge music.

  • Open daily at 5pm
  • A/C
  • WiFi
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Mama Gui Restaurant & Bar

Stylishly decorated to bring NYC charm appeal to Samara. Flamboyant wallpaper, wall graffiti, fully air-conditioned and soft-comfy pillows! The menu reflects chef Gigio Palazzo whose international experience spans from his native Italy to Greece, Great Britain, and the United States. Primarily based on organic and in-house cured meats and fresh fish, the menu offers several vegetarian options. Mama Gui strives to find and support local organic-hydroponic food suppliers. The newly added bar features mixed cocktails served with a flair. 

  • 7 days a week
  • 11am - Midnight
  • Happy Hour 2x1 Margaritas everyday from 5-7 pm
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Flying Taco

The Flying Taco is Playa Samaras hotspot with events almost every night of the week, including karaoke nights, Latin music nights, techno night with guest Dj's and the best tacos in town it’s easy to see why.

  • High noon – 10pm daily
  • Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
  • WiFi
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Coco's Mexican Restaurant & Brewery

There are no “bad hombres” here. Samara’s longtime favorite, Coco’s Mexican restaurant keeps on getting better and better. The chef is creating menu items that are more Mex then Tex with classic’s like Tacos, Enchiladas, Nachos, Chimichangas and much more plus in-house made salsas, dips and the best burgers and Monster Margaritas in Samara, in no time you will be saying “Si, Por favor ultra mas, Gracias”

  • Open 11am-1am
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Live Music
  • Late Night
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Bar Arriba

Bar Arriba is the place to go to party in Samara! During the day it is a sports bar with a full kitchen serving up favorites such as Meatball Subs, Wings, Burgers and Fries, Philly Cheese Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads and much, much more. In the evenings the kitchen is still open and the Dj’s turn Bar Arriba into a cool open-air dance club with daily drink specials and events. Sit on the Mardi Gras style balcony and watch the people come and go all night long.

  • 7 days per week 7AM - 12PM
  • WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Lo Que Hay Bar & Taqueria

Lo Que Hay Bar & Taqueria encompasses the pura vida lifestyle. It's ideal beachfront location, great food, and friendly staff will definitely enhance your stay here in Samara. Enjoy a variety of themes such as Taco Tuesday and movie nights as well! You will be soaking in the beautiful Costa Rican sun while enjoying a delicious meal or a refreshing cocktail. You can’t go wrong with Lo Que hay.

  • Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Live Music
  • Credit Cards Accepted

El Ancla Beach Bar & Restaurant

El Ancla Beach Bar & Restaurant is the best typical food beachfront restaurant in Samara serving up the most popular local dishes and international favorites. Fresh fish plates, daily specials, happy hour and special evenings of live music all right on the beach with amazing views of Isla Chora.

  • Here is where we can list your hours of operation or when you are closed
  • A/C
  • WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Live Music
  • Delivery
  • In Town
  • Late Night

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  • Open Tuesday to Saturday
  • 12 - 8:30 pm
  • Dinner By Reservation Only
  • * Located in Curime , a few kilometers South of Nicoya.
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Bernina Artisan Food, Restaurant & Art Gallery

Bernina Artisan Food is an amazing restaurant just outside of Nicoya and well worth the drive. You will know you are in for a treat from the moment you arrived. This eclectic restaurant with its funky decor also has a shop for spices, house-cured and smoked meats, and homemade cheese. There is even an art gallery and gardens to explore.

  • Open daily at 7 am for Breakfast
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Frank's Secret Beer Garden

Franks Secret Beer Garden is a favorite amongst locals, expats and tourists. Famous for the coldest beer in town, a great menu, sports on the TV’s and live entertainment. When in Samara visit Franks, make some friends and stay awhile.

  • 7 days a week
  • 7am - 7pm
  • Closed Christmas day and New Years day.
  • Later hours during Christmas week
  • WiFi
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Princesa Panaderia Bakery

Panaderia Princesa will be the tastiest part of your day. While they are well known for their daily soup, sandwich, and pizza specials, they also serve hot and freshly made baked goods that will keep your mouth watering all day long. Do you have a special event approaching? They also offer made-to-order cakes and sandwich-pastry party platters. Or, just stop in for a fresh cup of coffee and ice cream. Treat yourself, you deserve it! Follow our Events Calendar for updated Daily Specials.