El Ancla Beach Bar & Restaurant

10 am – 10 pm Tuesday to Sunday Closed Monday
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Live Music
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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El Ancla Beach Bar & Restaurant, The Anchor in English, is the best and most popular beachfront typical food restaurant in Samara. Serving the freshest seafood, daily specials, and much, much more. Sit back, relax watching the waves come in with amazing views of Isla Chora. The attentive staff will be at your service with drinks, snacks (Bocas), and full meals. Evenings are wonderful too with cooling tropical breezes and there is often live music.

On the menu, you will find many local dishes. Try the amazing and fresh Ceviche, Patacones, or my favorite; Chifrijo (chi-fri-ho) a wonderful mix of spices, rice, veggies, and meat served with chips for scooping. The main menu includes Whole grilled fish, seafood plates, Casados, rice and meat plates, plus steaks, pasta options, and burgers.  There is always a daily special to please everyone.

El Ancla also has a full-service bar while using the loungers on the beach waiting for the sunset.

El Ancla is a family-run business serving up an authentic Costa Rica experience, beachfront in Samara.  Stop in for some real Pura Vida!



  • Beachfront
  • Typical Meals & Seafood
  • International Menu
  • Full Service Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Beach Loungers
  • Live Music