Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Travel Guide

Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Restaurants

El Lagarto Steakhouse and Seafood

  • 200 m west and 150 m south of Banco Nacional Map It
  • Sámara
  • Barbecue

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

If surf and turf is on your must-eat list, El Lagarto serves up fresh, local seafood and high-quality meat from lean Brahman cattle, grilled to perfection on a massive, open-air, wood-fired barbecue. Sink your teeth into juicy tenderloin, lamb chops, mahimahi, prawns, tuna, mussels, chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms and cheese, portobello mushrooms, or a whole grilled lobster. You won't find any barbecue sauce here; everything is simply brushed with extra-virgin olive oil and seasoned with a bit of garlic, salt, and pepper to complement the flavor of the food. Dinners include grilled vegetables and potatoes; a salad is à la carte. There's also a kids' menu, an ample wine list, and an extensive cocktail selection, not to mention banana splits. The restaurant is open for dinner only, though it opens at 3 pm for cocktails. Tax and service are not included on the menu prices, so expect to pay 25% more than advertised.

Restaurant Information


200 m west and 150 m south of Banco Nacional, Sámara, Guanacaste, 50205, Costa Rica

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch

Published 06/18/2015


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