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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lo Que Hay

Lo Que Hay
Ranked #6 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$9
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Lo Que Hay (It Is What It Is) is a lively beachside bar, serving tapas, tacos, nachos, and more. We've got delicious food, excellent views, and live music twice a week. Add in our extensive cocktail menu, ice-cold beer, and super staff, and we bet you'll feel right at home here. Bienvenidos!
Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Ok...so it isn't really hidden...Its right on the beach. We come to Samara about every 6 months and we had never eaten here. The tacos are Amazing! Try Taco Tuesday!

Visited June 2014
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Washington
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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“Tacos!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great jerk chicken tacos and fish tacos. The chips freshly made and delicious. The service was mostly very friendly. Just one girl who was a bit grouchy but we just let it go figuring she probably had a rough morning since she was the only server. It did take quite awhile to get food and drinks but it was worth it and we were in no hurry. I will come back next time I am in Samara.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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“super tasty tacos for cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

tacos are really good, avocados on the grill filled with pico de gallo, amazing.
located on the beach, good service and reasonable prices.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Go Here!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We ate here twice on our trip. If you like tacos, they have the best and right on the beach. It is a hangout for ex-pats, and we talked to a lot of them. Great place, nothing fancy.

Visited May 2014
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go to Taco Tuesday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

For Taco Tuesday they were offering a chorizo taco and a beer for 1500 colones (approx $3.00). My girlfriend and I don't necessarily like chorizo so we ordered only one Taco Tuesday special and then we ordered some fish tacos also. That was a mistake, the chorizo taco was absolutely delicious while the fish tacos were good but not nearly as flavorful.

Visited May 2014
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