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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (83 reviews)
“chorizo” (47 reviews)
“nachos” (48 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, 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 27 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for dinner on my first evening in Samará. Unfortunately the experience was terrible. First I was told there was wifi but it didn't work with iphones. That is ludicrous! The most common phone on the planet is not compatible with their...More

Thank grantw644
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Nice beach restaurant. We ordered the larger red snapper to share but they gave us a smaller fish by mistake. The waiter caught the mistake right away and had a second fish made for us. Great dinner and was very reasonable price. Puppy sat down...More

Thank quapaw
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We tried the 3 tacos combo with nachos. Very tasty! I especially liked the fish taco but they were all very good. Good smoothies and ice coffee. Large menu to choose from. Good price/quality ratio. Service on the slow side. Right on the beach under...More

Thank G G
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Steps away from where we stayed with a fair priced menu, but the only thing that was excellent was the guacamole when available. Cooked snapper beyond recognition and the sangria was boring.

Thank Karl P
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place, relax and drink fresh coconut water (one of the few place that actually sell it). 👍 The shrimp salad is nice too, I can recommend it.

Thank CarloKool
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We visited Lo Que Hay twice during our stay in Samara; once for lunch and once for breakfast. The food was amazing, fresh Pina Colada-amazing, and great views! You must try this place out when in Samara, Costa Rica!

Thank Sarah U
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Cocktails are great; food simple, but good; a great affordable beach restaurant. Excellent place to take the children to. Will return!

Thank Kikker G
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Delicious cocktails, cold cervezas, service was great! Food was so good! Shaded tables right on the beach.

Thank travelnut453
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is the 4th day in a row we have come to Lo Que Hay. Great place to chill with a fruit smoothie or imperial and some snacks while you dip in the ocean or decide what's next for your day. Same server every day...More

Thank keseygirl
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Came here for dinner twice. The inexpensive, tasty tacos and beachside location are hard to beat. Several taco options are available and you can choose any 3 for a dinner plate. Totally unassuming place where you could eat and run, or stay and linger at...More

Thank Mike N
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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