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Papaya

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Fusion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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200 Metros Sur Del Puente | Conchal Hotel, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2654 9125
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06:30 - 22:00
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Wed 06:30 - 09:30
Thu - Tue 06:30 - 22:00
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Brasilito, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Restaurant is small, intimate, only about 12 tables. Great for a date night! The steak I had was well cooked, but the sides were just okay. The service was fantastic, but I've had better steaks for the price in CR.

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Thank Joey J
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was great and so was the food. You don't get the chance to get authentic CR food for dinner. But you do have that option for breakfast and lunch (until 5pm). There are places close by where you can get that .The price is a little expensive but worth it in my opinion.

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Hartsdale New York
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hidden little gem! We were staying at the all inclusive Westin resort. But just a five minute drive outside the entrance to the resort, on the main street of neighboring Brasilito is this wonderful spot for dinner. The seafood and steaks were top quality and prepared to perfection with tasty local flavors. The dining room is decorated with... More 

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Thank grapkin45
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here numerous times during our two week stay. Food is fresh and very flavorful . Service is very good . I highly recommend this restaurant .

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Thank Emser71
Austin, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is upstairs and the atmosphere is romantic. Our server Gustovo was very good and took great care of us and the other tables. Would highly recommend for dinner. Would probably stop there again if we weren't leaving.

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Thank Kurt K
Redford, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Wonderful week at Hotel Conchal, had daily breakfast at Papya restaurant, daily Happy Hour, 2 for 1 Drink Specials, and lunch and dinner a few days. Food was great and staff was wonderful! Highly Recommend!

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Thank Gary G
Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

So nice to have you with us and thanks for the feedback. It means a lot to us and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Papaya restaurant after a long beachy day. This nice restaurant was surprisingly located on a weird stretch by a weird beach. No problem. All would've been well if the things we ordered were actually as described. Perhaps we expected too much when ordering items with vegetables on the description, because what we got were oil soaked veggies... More 

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Thank Alina Z
Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are so sorry you did not enjoy your vegetables. We have retrained our staff to ensure this does not happen again in our kitchen, and thank you for letting us know - although I am sorry you did not tell us immediately so we could make it right for you at the time. More 

Grass Valley, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations for this restaurant because it was Christmas. It was busy but not overwhelmed. The menu was varied and our group of seven's general consensus was quite positive. My husband was not enamored with the curry but the steak and fish entrees were delicious. The options for children were not so good. They did adjust a pasta dish... More 

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Thank smcandrews
Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

So sorry you did not enjoy all your dishes. Our waiters do ask during and after the meal if everything is ok, and we are always very happy to change dishes if they are not to your liking. Regarding food for the children, we always cook to order so if we have the ingredients we can make it. We don't... More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Loved the fresh seafood and open air at this cute restaurant. It was such a nice break from the beef and rice and beans we had had for days on end.

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Thank kelly M
Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We started the restaurant, now some years ago, with exactly that intention - to do things differently from many restaurants and give clients some other options! So glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The food was overpriced and nothing was better than what we had at the little shops on the road to the beach.

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Thank DRPamS
Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

So sorry you did not enjoy your visit, but we are glad you found other places to your liking in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Fusion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 09:30
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Metros Sur Del Puente | Conchal Hotel, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Brasilito
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 9125
Description
Informal dining in a beautiful relaxed environment. Serving fresh seafood, steaks and vegetarian options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?