After traveling for a month in Central America, I had a hankering for some pizza while in Playa Samara. Eating beans and rice left something to be desired and I came to trusty tripadvisor to tell me where I could get some in this quaint little beach town at 9pm on a Tuesday.
Even though I walked by several places that served pizza on the way to Al Manglar's, I told my rumbling tummy to hold fast! better pizza's coming! It's off one of the main roads and also very close to the beach. My friend and I were the only customers and were treated like royalty from beginning to end. Our sweet waitress brought us two small slices of pizza as a sampling, since proclaiming immediately upon sitting how hungry we are! Did you know that cheese in Central America in general is really gross? Seeing Gorgonzola on the menu was like receiving a sports car for Christmas. We totally ordered that and OMG it was amazing. On trusty tripadvisor, a review mentioned to eat the lasagna. Now my friend is 6'5" and can devour a 30lb child if he is slightly hungry. This piece of lasagna was not only the best lasagna we've both ever had, it was the size of my head. It melted in my mouth, so delicious and creamy. We split it and each had a couple slices of the thin crust pizza, not a crumb more could fit in our stomachs at that point. I am embarrassed I ate as much as my behemoth friend. So enthralled by our meal experience, we were introduced to the lovely Rosa, the Italian woman who prepared us this memorable meal. Rosa has owned and cooked here for decades these wonderfully authentic Italian dishes. She was so humble, sweet and barely spoke a lick of English. Several kisses on the cheek later and my friend and I were walking the beach back to our hostel; stuffed and already nostalgic.
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