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Gusto Beach

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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was quick and view was great. Food was good too. The space is definitely about the best spot in the beach for dinner. Would be nice for dinner for 2.

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Thank Jack A
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate breakfast and dinner at Gusto Beach and had good meals in a beautiful location. Of all the eateries on the beach this was our favourite.

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Thank LLetain
Alingsas, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful, clean restaurant by the beach where I had a gorgeous tuna salad. Everything was fresh. They have a few sun chairs you as a customer can use. The service in Samara is generally not as nice as elsewhere though, because everyone tries to be "cool".

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Thank ebetha2017
Union, Missouri
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a family favorite. Their salads are huge and delicious. Wonderful seafood pasta. It's not cheap, but good quality and quantity. Great for kids who can play on the beach while waiting for the food.

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Thank PaigeShortal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a hip vibe with excellent food drawing a sophisticated crowd. The food is top notch. It is right on the beach and offers outstanding service. I hope the chef stays put, but he may be headed to bigger and better things soon based on the food we were served. The pizza and focaccia are super, but the... More 

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Thank Butter B
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book a beachfront table here for dinner and enjoy your evening. Miss it already ! We recommend breakfast, coffee , lunch and dinner here

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Thank KatinkaPuglia
Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the classier of the two side-by-side beach restaurants. The drinks are quite good, nice pours on the wine. Frequently there is live music, not too loud. When we were here it was American swing standards one night and 60-80s pop songs and Beatles material the other night. Very pleasant.

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Thank Niels A
Seneca, South Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner here on the beach as the sun set. We ate on a Sunday and there was a Happy Hour and live music on the beach. We had drinks and split a pizza. The atmosphere is beautiful. We ordered tequila sunrises during Happy Hour and it took a long time to get the drinks and an hour to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bar atmosphere was very pleasant and cozy. We went there for a drink on happy hour but found Coco Loco cocktail and live music and stayed there all night long. We liked this evening very much.

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Thank Daniela A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to rent a beach chair & umbrella for the day, plus their restaurant & bar are great & clean bathrooms ... good service too. What more could you ask for?

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Romantic
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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