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Lo Que Hay

Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0811
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (82 reviews)
“chorizo” (47 reviews)
“nachos” (47 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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121 - 130 of 714 reviews

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Cocktails are great; food simple, but good; a great affordable beach restaurant. Excellent place to take the children to. Will return!

Thank Kikker G
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Delicious cocktails, cold cervezas, service was great! Food was so good! Shaded tables right on the beach.

Thank travelnut453
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is the 4th day in a row we have come to Lo Que Hay. Great place to chill with a fruit smoothie or imperial and some snacks while you dip in the ocean or decide what's next for your day. Same server every day...More

Thank keseygirl
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Came here for dinner twice. The inexpensive, tasty tacos and beachside location are hard to beat. Several taco options are available and you can choose any 3 for a dinner plate. Totally unassuming place where you could eat and run, or stay and linger at...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went to this place after reading the reviews on trip advisor. The location is great and staff very friendly. Good is very tasteful and portions are big enough when you're hungry. Prices are very reasonable. I recommend this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Gerard v
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The food was very good. We both had the three taco plate. The service was very slow that night. Not unusual here but we got pretty hungry.

Thank SusanRah
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great place right on Samara Beach - shrimp quesadillas are delicious! Great ambience - beautiful place to hang out with a glass of wine at the end of the day too.

Thank cactuswendy
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service. The waves rolling in made for a very enjoyable supper after a great day of walking and beach time. I included a view of the beach from out table but I think that it's quite dark

Thank dan3048
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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here a few nights ago. Great spot right on the beach. Good menu for families, especially if you have fussy kids. Too bad they were out of chicken wings when we were there but the Thai chicken skewers were great. Piña colanda, amazing...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My family was instantly drawn to this place by the outdoor seating and music. The location is great and has a great view of the beach. One thing to note before going is that it is not a quick dining experience. For six of us...More

Thank ejferguson
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6 July 2017|
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Response from mariabella777 | Reviewed this property |
Most places we went to in Samara do not take credit cards and Lo Que Hay is no different. Prepare to pay in cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 9
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0811
Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is) is a lively beachside bar, serving tapas, tacos, nachos, and more. We've got delicious food, excellent views, and live music twice a week. Add in our extensive cocktail menu, ice-cold beer, and super staff, and we bet you'll feel right at home here. Bienvenidos!
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