We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bar Arriba

$$ - $$$, ,
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 1052
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“yucca fries” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Pub, South American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (205)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place, relaxing atmosphere, food is Spectacular, BEER is deliciously Cold & the staff treat you like you are royalty Thank you very much, Nikki, Eron, Kris, Sean & Fantastic staff, you know (“ I will be back”) 👍🏻🍻🍺👍🏻

Thank Moe F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife Amanda and myself brought 60 of our friends/family to Samara for our wedding. I reached out to Nikki at Bar Arriba prior to arrival to see if we could plan a little arrival party for the night everyone was flying in. Without hesitation...More

Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HOLY SMOKES, what a great surprise! Decided to go deep for lunch today and ordered the fish'n chips at Bar Arriba in Samara. Owner, Nikki heard me and said " the beer battered are the special today". Well great, we'll take two orders. Perfect batter,...More

Thank J Carol P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar Arriba is fun anytime. We were in Playa Samara for a week and went in every day for our afternoon siesta. We were able to get to know the owners and they are just plain great people! The staff is friendly and all speak...More

Thank Janelle H
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Maybe the last bar open in Samara, they have a good menu and good hamburger. Frequently they have DJ's and the place gets loud. The owner is Canadian and is a great jazz singer!

Thank angus m
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

In 2 weeks we probably visited Bar Arriba 8 or 9 times, and never had a bad meal. Awesome daily specials, 2 for 1 happy hours, and they were happy to put on NHL games at our request. Turns into quite the night spot after...More

Thank Peter L
A TripAdvisor Member
2
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Good food, great fun, and awesome entertainment! If in Samara it's a must! Owners became friends quickly!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We spent a couple of nights here the owners were very friendly and the staff super! You can enjoy live music and a great night of relaxing in the Costa Rican night life.

Thank 10suzie
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Good pub fare and daily specials. Good service and happy hour prices 5 - 7. Lots of TVs and great Satellite coverage

Thank handal99
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this upbeat restaurant and bar today on a day trip to Samara from Nosara. What a perfect place for lunch. The veggie wrap was like I'd never tasted before, delicious. Two others had catch of the day marlin sandwich, the last was the...More

Thank Evelyn M
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 hotels in Playa Samara
Hotel Samara Beach
136 reviews
.04 km away
Hotel Giada
329 reviews
.14 km away
Rancho De La Playa
125 reviews
.24 km away
Mirador de Samara
95 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Casa maxou
82 reviews
.12 km away
Samara Organics Mercado Organico
179 reviews
.12 km away
Roots Bakery & Cafe
170 reviews
.14 km away
Bouticafe Bohemia
103 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Samara-Carrillo Info Center
628 reviews
.23 km away
dondeJavitours
75 reviews
.01 km away
Samara Beach
1,304 reviews
.32 km away
Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
58 reviews
1.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bar Arriba staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Pub, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 1052
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing