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La Vela Latina Beach Bar

La Vela Latina Beach Bar

Destination: Samara

Nachos, burgers, seafood and drinks: dinner at La Vela Latina Beach Bar's got the food you crave when you're relaxing on the beach.

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Quench the need for a sweet sip with a Samoa smoothie, $2.75, blend of banana, papaya, passion fruit, lime and ice. If that's too virgin, get the super-strong Grand Margarita, $6, with tequila, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, fresh lime and a salty brim.

As the margarita sets in, munch on nachos, $8, loaded with marinated shredded chicken, smooth black beans, velvety cheese, sour cream, tomato, onion, lettuce, and guacamole on top — they're everything you ever dreamed of in your finger-food fantasies.

Once your appetite is fully aroused, a bacon and guacamole burger, $11, layered with tomato, cheese and sliced pickles awaits. If beef isn't your thing, stick with seafood like the Vela jumbo shrimp, $12, coated in a zesty pepper cream sauce, served with white rice and steamed eggplant, zucchini, carrots and onions.


Laid back, right on the beach, perfect for watching the sunset or a spur-of-the-moment night out; no need for reservations or shoes. Rope lights hang from tree trunks on the sand, and on the sidewall, a projection screen plays sports games.


Staff are relaxed and casual, sure not to get in the way of the lovely view of the beach.


Appetizers $4-$9; Entrees $8-$13; Desserts $2-$5


9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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