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Lo Que Hay

Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0811
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“taco” (86 reviews)
“chorizo” (48 reviews)
“nachos” (51 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great spot for an early or late breakfast -try the breakfast burrito Make sure you check in with the Info Centre while you're there

Thank Debbi G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My niece and nephew in law enjoyed a tasty lunch on the beach close to waves crashing on the shore. My quesadilla was filled with fresh tasty veggies and cheese, our server was busy but remained polite and attentive.

Thank macherry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three weeks at the apartment attached to the restaurant and received a free breakfast as part of our stay. We give a shout out to Laura, Joanna, Alberto, Luis, Manfred, Christian, Nicholas, Eddie, Philipe and of course, Lou. One of the highlights of...More

Thank Toni F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Lo Que Hay twice. It's proximity to the beach made it easy to visit. Our dinner experience was a 3. Very poor service, mediocre food but good ambiance. Our breakfast experience was quite the opposite. Beautiful setting looking out at the beach, very...More

Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting with your feet in the sand, enjoying a cocktail and reasonable food. The tuna, although ordered rare, was almost well done and then it doesn’t taste as well. And it was ver salty. We had to scrape off the seeds. The salad was ok....More

Thank Linze B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very slow there... took about 45 minutes to receive 3 tacos and a fish dish... 45 minutes to get hummus for my baby who was hungry... The food we receive was ok. Nothing exceptional. Also be careful in the sans around the...More

Thank Isabelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here both for breakfast, dinner and drinks. Everything was really tasting! The fact that the restaurant is right at the beach is just perfect! Nice and friendly staff - just love when the staff take a minute or two just to talk! Gives...More

Thank Silje M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to chill all day on the beach and drink. One bartender made an amazing Guaro Sour, the other was just ok. Tacos were really good, too. Only problem was extremely slow / non-existent service.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the beach, this spot offers drink deals and moderately priced eats. We visited three times, all at lunch. The first two times were quite good, but the third was very disappointing. Both the fish tacos and the quesadillas were pretty good twice, but...More

Thank laurie017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located directly on the beach, good food and atmosphere. Plates are big, worth the price. Good family restaurant.

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6 July 2017|
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Response from mariabella777 | Reviewed this property |
Most places we went to in Samara do not take credit cards and Lo Que Hay is no different. Prepare to pay in cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across the street from Casa Del Mar, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0811
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!
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