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Lo Que Hay

Lo Que Hay

Destination: Samara

It is what it is at Lo Que Hay in Playa Samara — and what it is, is good vibes, good drinks, good food and great prices. Still not sure what 'it' is? Head over to the beachfront hangout for tacos and a drink or two, and you'll figure it out.

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At Lo Que Hay, the beer just keeps flowing — unlike the money from your pocket. They've got chilled Costa Rican beers, Pilsen and Imperial for just $2. And luckily, they've got other parts of the world covered too, imported Guinness, Hoegaarden, Stella, Leffe Blonde, Leffe Brown, and Carlsberg, for $4.

Cocktails are free spirited and creative, changing almost daily according to current events or what the bartenders feel like whipping up. For example, during a World Cup 2014 soccer match between Holland and Spain, the specialty cocktail was sangria, $5, floating with ice cubes and crisp red apple chunks.

Lo Que Hay's fun drinks are even more enjoyable paired with a bite to eat; grilled jalapeno peppers, $5, stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, flame in your mouth with a tingling sensation leaving you craving for more beer. Or, you can fuel your fire a different way with mix-and-match single tacos, $2, and three-taco combination platters, $6.

All of the tacos are magnificent, but if you ask us, we say combo these:

  • Spicy Mexican chorizo, stuffed with pico de gallo salsa and shredded cheddar cheese
  • Zesty slow roasted mojo pork, folded with cabbage and southwestern cream sauce
  • Tangy grilled steak, green bell pepper and onion fajita, filled with guacamole

Ambiance

It's like your favorite hometown taco shop got picked up, dropped on the Costa Rican beachfront, cleaned up a bit, and added a bar, an extensive cocktail menu, and live music (Tuesdays 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.). 

Service

Sprightly Owners Megan Kennedy and Louis Abado are awesome, joking around and making guests feel instantly like friends, without compromising efficiency and professionalism.

Price

Appetizers $4-$7; Entrees $2-$10; Drinks $2-$6

Hours

7 a.m. – midnight

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