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Gusto Beach

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Pub
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Next To Banco de Costa Rica | In front of Natural Center, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2219
08:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place, nice view, very friendly staff and last but not least the food was delicious. (the drinks aren't bad too:-) it's worth to have a look!

Thank Alexandra J
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had pizza and beer. Two there and two to bring home to the kids. All were delicious. Nice Belgium beer in a bottle. Right on the beach with great service and atmosphere. We plan to go back this week.

Thank RBrydenthal
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Gusto the last night they were open due to green season since they close for a month or so. I had lived for a while in Samara and came back to visit and this has happened to me twice: I go with my friends and want to order food and drinks ( I know it is a... More 

Thank Luisa C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone here a couple times with a group tour for our final dinner. Its the one dinner we get dressed up and can spend a bit beyond normal dinner budget. The food is really good but the first time our group was seated in front of the live band and i couldn't even talk to the person next... More 

Thank Tom S
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the ambience and the view. These are the best hamburgers and papa fritos in Costa Rica :) thank you for a great afternoon!!! We will be back :)

Thank Lady T
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite restaurant the whole week we stayed at Samara Beach. We meet the most amazin waiter older Alberto - OMG he was fantastic. He helped us getting set up on the beach for our wedding... We miss him, Costa Rica and Gusto. The food at Gusto is VERY good, tasty fresh and you can eat here several... More 

Thank Philip Z
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great pizza! Live music selected nights. Drink specials in afternoons and dinner specials. Has both inside and outside tables in open restaurant. Volleyball courts in front. Great people watching, surfers, people riding horses. A fun place to eat!

Thank James C
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had lunch and late-afternoon cocktails here many times across the duration of our holiday. The food is good, portions are large, the drinks are reasonable, particularly during the happy hour(s!), the staff are genuine and friendly if not the most efficient, but you're at a lovely beach, you're watching the sea and having a relaxing time, what's the hurry?... More 

Thank Dooty45
Boerne, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

You won't think much of the place when you walk by it, but it's really good food and service! I had the pork mojo tacos and really enjoyed them. Went at night so no great ocean views, but the sound alone was refreshing!

Thank atcfinest
Long Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We visited Gusto Beach multiple times on our trip in Samara. The waitstaff is so friendly and welcoming. Their drinks are great and they have a good happy hour menu. The food is also good- I recommend the raviolini or the guacamole. You can relax on the beach and have a drink or food from Gusto Beach also.

Thank Readrun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Pub
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
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 2219
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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