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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2347
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (141 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cute Italian restaurant with its own take on Italian cuisine. Serivice was excellent and food was very fresh. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Thank Billeis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to dine in Samara. The cocktails are innovative and refreshing. They offer many cured meat options (The Marlin Proscuitto was unique and tasty) that are paired with parmignano gelato, which was delicious. The pastas were rich and hearty and delicious. This...More

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza in town for sure. Excellent drinks and dessert. Also had live Spanish Guitar playing. Super nice atmosphere and staff.

Thank aphinrichs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We escaped the noisy restaurants at the beach and went here based on the reviews on this site. The pizza was excellent. The salmon also was nice, but the veggies were cold (but tasty). Service was a bit slow. They brought the wine when the...More

Thank Linze B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Samara on Thursday..hit mama gui on Friday..they were busy but I said I could go for a drink and come back in 30 mins..they said that would be great..I'm glad I did..the food is excellent...and a little bit different..the staff is extremely friendly...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each of us ordered something different and all entries were delicious - pasta was perfectly al dente - the risotto was cooked to perfection with amazing flavor - pizza was among the best we have had and we are old and have had a lot...More

Thank edwardo9876
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best pizza in town and terrific salads. A little different than usual. Best to make a reservation or go early. Lots of other items on the menu but pizza in number 1.

Thank FundyShore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed dinner here on a Saturday night, serenaded by 2 talented Costa Rican musicians. Folks were dancing in the streets to the melodious harmonies and gentle rhythms of two Spanish guitars and vocals. Definitely an evening to remember and a place worthy of...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My past was far too al dente. The seafood was very plain and should have included gorgonzola cheese. Was looking forward to the food but it just wasn't there.

Thank laurie017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner Saturday night. Superb food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Beverly S
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We hope to see you soon Thank you

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1 February 2015|
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Response from knuelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, in addition the church is on that road, this might help as you can see it easily and the road also leads towards the Nosara gravel road.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 2347
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