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Locanda

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Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican
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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Locanda for drinks late in the afternoon to get out of the steady drizzle and ended up staying a few hours including dinner. The tables on the beach are nice. Each table is a little secluded with its own thatched roof. We had beers and pizza - nothing fancy. Service was good. We enjoyed our time and... More 

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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for 2 beers and an order of their ceviche. Great view, atmosphere, gorgeous decorating, comfortable laid back beach seating and the best ceviche I've ever had. Well worth money.

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Thank Kristen C
Coldwater, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu and specials...food and drinks, right on Samara beach. Cool furniture. Really good food...fish, seafood, burgers... Best service in Samara, howler monkey in a tree!

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Thank Cynthia C
Milton, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favourite location for drinks in Samara. The 2 for 1 Cocktails are fantastic and they do not water down their drinks. You can order a drink and sit on one of their beach chairs or relax at one of the tables inside the restaurant. This restaurant is located right on Samara Beach and is quite busy, so... More 

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Thank Amilcar M
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic wood fired pizza, two for one cocktails and the macaws on display were the two winners here. Very uncomfortable chairs and wonky tables (many spilt drinks)meant that we couldn't wait to leave.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Locando for dinner. Beautiful setting, right on the beach. Waitress advised from onset 'cash only'. She was very ill informed of types of fish that were on offer and not very friendly. We ordered the fish Casado, came with generous sides but fish was a small portion and tough.

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Peru
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I personally feel there is a lack of wonderful restaurants in Samara. And everything is so expensive. This places offers many 2 x 1 drinks and burgers so it can actually be the least expensive place in town if you order the right thing. Half our drinks were great, the other half weren't so much. Burgers were decent. This place... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Before getting a table, we were told by the waitress they were only accepting cash payment... bad start, specially since they are also a hotel! Nice setting on the beach. Food was ok.

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araanua, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Locanda, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your comments Greetings More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure meeting te owner Domenico. Great Italian restaurant . We had pizza Gorgonzola and spaghetti frutti di mare ( seafood). Both really great!!! Location is perfect . On the beach . Relaxing atmosphere and the chairs are so comfy !!! Grazie mille . After so many Casado I really needed some Italian flavor!!!

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Thank Willypau80
araanua, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Locanda, responded to this review

Hello Thanks a lot for your post greetings More 

Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Locanda was my favourite breakfast spot on my trip to Playa Samara, I ate there a few times. I really enjoyed eating breakfast watching the ocean, with my toes in the sand - there's nothing like it! I tried both the typical North American type breakfast as well as the local cuisine, and neither disappointed.

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Thank Kathryn B
araanua, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Locanda, responded to this review

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Valet Parking
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?