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Bar Arriba

Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 1052
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheesesteak” (2 reviews)
“chicken pita” (2 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish
££ - £££
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We are in Samara twice a year and we always eat at Bar Arriba 2 or 3 times during our stay. The restaurant is on the 2nd level and overlooks the main street of Samara. At dusk, across the street you can hear a cacophany...More

Thank mel_T19
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We (stupidly) planned our vacation during the first round of the NHL playoffs. We scrambled to find somewhere to watch the games and we stumbled upon Bar Arriba. They were so nice and accommodating. We watched three Leafs games here throughout our vacation. The food...More

Thank _brittneycapati
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Good bar with awesome food, drinks and any sport you want to watch, we went and watched the Toronto maple leafs playoffs games. Happy hour is 5-7 everyday for 2 for 1 drinks.

Thank Scottcan D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stopped for some drinks and noticed its located next to a hostel, therefore bringing out lots of party people. Cool vibe and live music, drinks were inexpensive and good.

Thank wanderlusttt89
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here once the first night of my 16 day stay, and a drink my last night here. Based on one dinner I would say the food appears good but the vibe is not welcoming. Each time, the bartender was....como se dice, a punk!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Bar Arriba is everything a sports bar in Samara should be. It has multiple TV's and one really big screen TV for special events (Soccer is big!) Darts are played. Tables next to side are great for people watching down on street. Good bar food,...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I ate at Bar Arriba a few times whilst visiting Samara. The food was great, large portions and good value for money. The service was good and quick. Good atmosphere. Recommend it.

Thank nmiddlet0n
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went here our first night in Samara. We ordered chicken skewers and a chicken wrap. Both were good and decently priced, drinks were a little over priced. Our waitress was a friendly American expat who gave us tips on where to go out in...More

Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The food is standard american fare the bar and music make this a popular place almost nightly. The satellite TV brings in sports from around the world and we got to watch Football Bowl games and NHL hockey while drinking and eating in paradise. good...More

Thank kmcgpace
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Our waitress was put in a bad spot dealing with a slow kitchen on a busy night. She handled it well and the party atmosphere made the wait entertaining. I don't know why but I ordered the veggie burger - not what I'd normally order...More

Thank Marc L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 1052
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