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Locanda

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Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
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07:00 - 22:00
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Fetsund, Norway
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were there for lunch. We had pizza, burgers and quesadillas. The burgers were not very good, the pizza was OK and the quesadillas were very good. The waiters were very nice and attentive, but spoke very little English. The restaurant is just on the beach of Samara and has a nice feel to it. We watched the ocean as... More 

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United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Waitresses were also super-friendly. Pizza good (thin crust, homemade). Plenty of drink choices. Not a lot of beer choices though

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

My family probably spent more time here than any other restaurant in Samara. We ate a couple of breakfasts and lunches here during our week in the area and no one had any complaints. In particular, the breakfast was pretty filling, and I would definitely recommend getting a full breakfast. Also, their smoothies are excellent. For any American first timers,... More 

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Baldwinsville
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Locanda is right on the beach and is so relaxing to have lunch or dinner watching the waves. The Tuna is very fresh and tasty. Cooked perfectly.

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atlanta, georgia, usa
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Ate an early dinner and was stuffed! Great food and great beach location. We had tuna tartar, ceviche.... amazing!, bruschetta, fish and chips, supreme pizza, spaghetti, pasta, chicken and the fish dinner. Great place to watch the beach and surfers before sunset.

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Thank briteteeth
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We ate here twice, lunch and dinner. The menu leans toward local seafood and they don't skimp! For lunch we had ceviche, tuna tartar, and guacamole with homemade tortilla chips. Delicious! For dinner, we were hoping for the lobster for two special. They had no lobster that day, but suggested the mixed grill fish for two. It was easily enough... More 

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Petawawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We waited forever for our drinks. The staff didn't speak any english, they were short staffed so we assumed everything was slow, but the food arrived and it got worse. Way over priced, compared to every other beach restaurant in Samarra.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here just after sunset. The 2 for 1 cocktails are well priced and better than other bars in the town. We had a pizza to share which was very tasty & stone baked. Menu is good as it includes all the sales and service taxes up front (unlike many other places). Friendly and efficient service. Cannot complain... More 

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darien
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Well you may need some shade and a cold beer, clean bathroom and a shower right on the beach well then this is it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We ate here for breakfast on our first day in Playa Samara so we caught our first glimpses of the beach here. We chose to eat at Locanda because we loved how the seating looked and the view of the water was amazing. We had the typical Costa Rican breakfast which was good. The service was a little slow but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
Description
Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, with large spaces and comfortable tables and seats on the beach, all under the shade of spectacular palm trees. The kitchen offers one of the most exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes, both land and sea, and a great choice of Pizzas cooked in a wood oven, accompanied by a good wine list and a wide selection of cocktails.

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