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Gusto Beach

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Next To Banco de Costa Rica | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0252
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Lenzburg, Switzerland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gusto Beach is a lovely location right at the beach, comfortable chairs and tables and decorated. They have a lot of things on the menue, food and drinks equally. The food was good (avocado salad) and the drink as well. Just a bit too pricy in my opinion. But for just drinks it is a nicw location, especially during sunset.

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Thank ivana_bluemi
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Gusto Beach twice while in Samara. Everything we tried was yummy! If you are wanting something light in the morning, try their coffee martini and get their fresh fruit! So yummy! Awesome views of the ocean! Dinner was amazing! And the atmosphere was really fun! They had fire dancers and a dj who gave dance lessons for free!... More 

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Thank Sarah U
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely Loved this place, everything from their food, view and design! Great customer service , drink selections and free wi fi .. although who needs wi fi when you have views of the beach

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Thank Enakai Z
Munich, Germany
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our new years eve dinner at the beach in this restaurant. The food is delicious. the owner is an italian cook. Fresh juices, fresh food. Great atmopshere at the beach.

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Thank Taucher69
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat at Gusto for the location if for no other reason. The food we had was somewhat unremarkable (pasta, pizza) but fine. However, the location right on the beach can't be beat. For dinner, the lights in the palm trees and on the tables and groovy tunes playing create a wonderful vibe.

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Thank Mike N
Brooklyn
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here a couple nights while we were on vacation in Samara. Lovely location right on the beach. Good pasta (!), salads, and tuna appetizer.

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Thank Erica G
LACOMBE
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a couple drinks and appetizer. Mohito and Pinapple daiquiri. Parmesan,pepper fries were great. Great view and fun sitting at elevated table.

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Thank PERRY M
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

delicious food in very attractive restaurant overlooking the beach. Good service and plenty of options on the menu. Live music was great.

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Thank shakenit2017
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love love LOVED Gusto Beach. they have the coolest beachfront spots to sit at, a beachfront restaurant and a beachfront sunbathing/lounge area. All the staff was extremely friendly and on top of their game even though it was the busiest time of year for them. They also had THE BEST New Year's Eve party! I always felt safe and... More 

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Horseshoe Valley, Canada
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is okay, the food is just okay, nothing great, but the staff is friendly, trusting and helpful. The choice is your to stop and eat. They do rent beach lounge chairs so you can relax, drink and eat in total relaxation with their washroom close by.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next To Banco de Costa Rica | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0252
Description
Gusto Beach Risto Bar Sporting Club. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria and BBQ. Tropical Bar, Wine Bar and Happy Hour. Special Events, Live Music and Party. Sporting Club, Beach Volley, Beach Tennis and SUP. Beach Chairs and Umbrellas. Boutique Gusto Store. Info Corner Angler Stories Ocean Tours.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?