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Ma Ma Gui

Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 2347
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (124 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banco National Main Road, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I came here with a friend and had an amazing experience! The food was fresh and ridiculously good! I still crave the pizza with arugula on top. The arugula....oh my!! I believe it was hydroponically grown, if memory serves me correctly. The...More

Thank DanHan81
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Samara. When we arrived just after they opened, only one other table was there. Soon, all the tables were filled inside and out! I ordered the pork loin with polenta, cherry tomatoes and shaved...More

Thank NaomeBradshaw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice place with excellent food. The food they offered was thought out by themselves what made it very special. Very good starters and a very good variety of main dishes. We had the home made pasta, a pizza and some dried meat which was...More

Thank Jeroen W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the gnocchi, and it was amazing! I would also recommend the chocolate mousse dessert. We moved tables when a big group came in and got some drinks on the house for our 'trouble'. Excellent service and great food!

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 5 days ago

I live in Samara and if you are a foody...search no more.......excellent service and fabulous dishes.....I eat here about 3 times a week.....every mouthful worth the price and excellent staff....

Thank dharmadance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant because it had been recommended by travellers that we met during an excursion. It is a few hundred meters from the main street, within walking distance. The food is lovely; we ordered red snapper with risotto. The desserts are also very...More

Thank Miranda N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is on the small side and tends to be quite crowded so on popular nights you might get turned away which happened to us on our first attempt to eat there.. We would recommend sitting at an outside table if possible as inside...More

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

Dear Keith- Thank you for your kind review about Mamagui, however I wish to point out two topics - our prices are absolutely in line with the competition dictated unfortunately with the stiff cost of the whole sale imported goods. Considering you have spent few...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the tuna carpaccio or any fish carpaccio. They are really good, and the arugula is fresh and packs a kick! Look for Matteo. Very experienced and well-versed with the food. No disappointment!

1  Thank Koriynne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought our whole family (including the 2 year old) and had a wonderful meal all around. Every dish had a great presentation and tasted even better. The tiramisu was outstanding. Thanks for the meal, see you next time we are in Samara.

1  Thank BradyinCO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - what a meal ! From the cocktails to the pizza to the homemade pasta. Amazing ! Don't miss this spot in Samara. Service incredible. Lemonchello and tiramisu to finish a perfect night!

1  Thank naplesbestbeach
Gigio P, Manager at Ma Ma Gui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! It was a great pleasure to have you at MAMAGUI!

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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