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150 meters right after ICE agency, Playa Samara 001, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0741
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really looked forward to lunch at this restaurant since dining options were limited at the hotel we were staying at. The restaurant is clean. The problem is none of the dishes were as advertised. The salad my wife chose did not contain any corn or walnut as indicated on the menu. The Chocolate Salami contained neither almonds nor rum... More 

Thank R S
Silvia F, Proprietario at Ahora Si Veggie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, i'm so sorry that in your huge mix salad the only missing thing was a little bit of corn but has you can saw there were more vegetables and seeds. The chocolate salami CONTAINED toasted almonds and rum but, of course doesn't taste of rum! Our prices are the most cheaper in all Samara's restaurants and normally people... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went once for lunch and one for dinner. The owners are really nice and create a very welcoming and heartwarming atmosphere. Food is tasty with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Recommended!

Thank Mario V
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great service, all the food was made to order in an open kitchen. The appetizers were a little small but not so bad that I'd ding them for it. We had the plantain gnocchi which was delicious and they had vegan desserts available which I appreciated since I'm lactose intolerant. All in all a very good meal with good service... More 

Thank Joe S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What makes a great restaurant? I think it starts with the owner and then its trickles down from there. If the owner is hands on and takes pride in what they are serving then it shows loud and clear. Ahora Si is a great restaurant in a small beach town filled with lots of good, very good and some great... More 

Thank David F
Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very good restaurant with fair prices. They only accept cash though so be aware. The restaurant is only a little bit off the beach; nice and quiet. The menu is vegetarian and has a lot of very good options. Enjoyed our two visits here.

Thank Elizabeth P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food here is great! I call it hidden because I think sometimes people don't try it because of the vegetarian menu. I can assure you that even the biggest carnivore will find the fresh homemade menu to die for.

Thank CostaRicaTravelGuru
Fleet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Overall was decent value, excellent eggplant parmigiana, such large portions we had to take leftovers home, huge glassed of house wine - what more do you want! Nice staff/manager, laid back service.

Thank JamesCarter1970
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little restaurant! The Egg Plant Parmesan is fantastic and so are the Fish and Chips. The lady that operates the establishment and the chef are super friendly. They introduced us to the drink Limoncello, which is now my personal favorite. I will definitely return on my next trip.

Thank Tiffiney W
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We ate twice at this restaurant because three of our party were vegetarian. The food was good and the staff friendly. There were a variety of options - pasta being the base, with some soups. Good was very fresh and made from scratch. On our second visit three of us got fish from the attached fish grill shack. It was... More 

Thank ipwalsh
Moncton, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, nothing great to say about this place. The food was extremely bland (gnocchi & curry with rice/tofu), the server was unsure of the ingredients re: dairy and gluten, and the atmosphere forgettable. With all of the wonderful options currently available in Sámara, I hope this location can make some changes for the better to avoid sinking in the wake... More 

Thank foojunkie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 meters right after ICE agency, Playa Samara 001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0741
First and only vegetarian,vegan,raw restaurant in town...happy to serve everybody with tasty & healty food made with Love for Life

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?