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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2347
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (34 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner Saturday night. Superb food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed yesterday

Disappointed in my food, had the risotto and it was overpriced and not very good. My friend had the pizza and it was very good though. Service was quite poor.

Thank prairiegirlwpg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were here on Feb 15th 2018, and all we could keep saying is WOW! My husband’s family is Italian, and we were in HEAVEN having dinner here! We each ordered a different pasta dish, and were practically licking our plates clean! Desert was as...More

Thank Erin A
Reviewed 2 days ago

excellent food! playa samara has a number of great restaurants and this one would be in my top 10. It is on the higher end for cost compared to other restaurants.

Thank Taylordog2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here as it was the closest restaurant to our accommodations and we thought Italian would be a safe bet in a new destination for us. We ordered the pork loin medallion and the baby back rib ragu. Both were very good and were...More

Thank handal99
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the italian food. Just great ambiance, low lighting in a renovated old shop near the beach. Bravo!

Thank xdlomb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great little spot. My fellow TA reviewers did a nice job of leading me to Ma Ma Gui. I went with my family during a visit in December. I cannot say it's the best Italian I've ever had because food is much more regional than...More

Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't see Ma ma, the young lady serving us was very friendly, courteous and accommodating. This was one of our best meals in Costa Rica. The food was outstanding, and everyone enjoyed their meal and our two and a half year old granddaughter...More

Thank Neil S
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There is no MAMA! I wish! Just Giggino on the fire! Thank you for your nice words

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the east west salad that was drenched in dressing such that it was impossible to taste the ingredients. He ordered the salad with the pancetta and it was so salty that you couldn’t taste anything else other than the pancetta. We both ordered...More

Thank chrisfromthecape
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry if your experience was not delightful Normally my floor crew is very attentive and ready to help for any complaint. I would love to know who was your server. Sorry again and I shall be more than happy to invite you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievably good, some of the best Italian I've ever had, and I've eaten all around the world and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. For some reason their is a lot of great Italian food in Costa Rica and this place was the standout....More

1  Thank Christiandavis
Gigio P, Owner at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Is a great luxury for us to get such a good review from somebody who lives in San Francisco. As an Italian born and New Yorkers of adoption I have always dreamed to have lived there. Food, produce and wine are superlative

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31 January 2015|
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Response from knuelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, in addition the church is on that road, this might help as you can see it easily and the road also leads towards the Nosara gravel road.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 2347
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