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Zen Den - CLOSED

Main Street, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2323
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
29 Aug 2015
“Great Pub!”
23 Jan 2015
“Horrible service, great food”
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Vegetarian Friendly
Main Street, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

It was my first night in Zámara. I didn´t have food just beer and drinks. I just loved the atmosphere at this pub. I believe I attended at a latino night because they only played latin music. My friends and I had a wonderful time...More

Thank Ricardo E
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was great. We ordered the mahi mahi curry which was the special at 2 for 1. The meal was delicious and probably the best we had so far on the trip. The waitress brought the bill and charged us double. When i questioned...More

Thank Mirr99
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

I went to the Zen Den on Thursday, 1/22/15, and got a terrible case of food poisoning. Stay away from the beef chop suey. While it was not expensive, it did cost me a day in paradise. I would go to Lo Que Hay if...More

Thank Meg M
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Great bar with average sushi, great soup, and great service.... We visited a couple of times during our stay at Playa Samara. Thank You Matt, from Oregon, U.S.A. for recommending your restaurant! Bob Smith and Sheila Postlethwait, Connecticut, U.S.A. Tell him we like his red...More

Thank Sheila-Postlethwait
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

We visited a few days ago for a quite late lunch and it was very disappointing. The food was microwaved and the fish in the curry fried although this wasn't mentioned on the menu. The staff has pleasant enough. This is clearly more a bar...More

Thank Lex D
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a must go to place. The owner is amazing and made us feel as if we had been coming there every night. The atmosphere is just as the name says "Zen"-like. The crowd is usually locals and were some of the nicest people...More

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 19 August 2014

It was simply the worst asian food I ve ever had in my life. But the place is beautifull. I guess it s better to just go for a drink and play pool.

1  Thank Fg2525
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We went to this place first to try the sushis and they were really good. We then decided to go again and try something else : chow mein. Unfortunately, this meal was just horrible. I won't even describe it, but just don't order it. I...More

2  Thank Bogen200
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I went to the Zen Den twice, both times for their sushi specials (gotta try the Tico Especial!). The staff was friendly and attentative, and they have a great selection of couches and comfy seats instead of traditional tables and chairs. There is also a...More

Thank AzulJo
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I stumbled upon Zen Den after a stint at Bar Arriba, which is right down the street. I was pleasantly surprised at the hip interior and took to it right away. It's the right kind of place to indulge in a few cervezas and talk...More

Thank Stephanie T
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica (Formerly La Gondola Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 2323
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