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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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“tacos” (286 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 1 week ago

We had lunch at this restaurant, which is located on the beach and looked like a nice place to relax and have lunch. Unfortunately, the service was slow and the meal wasn't great. As the place seemed to be frequented by tourists, we were quite...More

Thank cas905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had their nachos for lunch.. and for dinner. Same day. Back to back. Need I say more? Their rum punch is also very good (and strong) and very fairly priced!

Thank Megan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with some friends for what we hoped would be a solid dinner. Was very disappointed with most of the food. Most of us had tacos & chips with salsa. The fish tacos were very fishy and they were kind of small. One of...More

Thank paulo27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here a couple of times for drinks and food. We loved the atmosphere and met some great people...and the beer was cold!

Thank Gailem68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had the good fortune not only to have several meals at Lo Que Hay restaurant, but we also occupied the second floor apartment. First of all, the staff at this restaurant is so super friendly and accommodating, and then the good...More

Thank chrisooo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is on the beach, but changed in the last few years. Food is not as good anymore. locals do not hang there anymore. Went for lunch and I had a fish taco that tasted bad. Will not go there anymore.

Thank Pate007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has an amazing location right on the beach. The prices are very good & the food is amazing. The burritos are to die for. I highly recommend.

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Food is delicious! Drinks great, desert the best!! Steak quesadilla was my fav with pina colada and Carmel flan for desert. Location on the water feet in the sand. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Reasonable prices too! Enjoy.

Thank kmhz1234
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Be sure to ask fresh fish is available because sometimes there are really great dishes not in menu. Try the whole fish if available. The drinks are good and a great size.

Thank James R
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had breakfast here one morning, and the food was great! We shared the house breakfast, a huge plate of rice and beans, eggs, bacon, rosemary potatoes and fruit! A good price and a great location!

Thank Kelsey_AnneB
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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
USD 2 - USD 9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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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