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Papagayo Seafood

) #15 of 72 Restaurants in Playas del Coco $$ - $$$ Seafood, Sushi,
Main Street/Bulevar Principal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0298
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (141 reviews)
“swordfish” (24 reviews)
“red snapper” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Sushi, Costa Rican, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street/Bulevar Principal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This seems by far the biggest place in town. They sell fish to take home and cook yourself and at a decent price. We went for our last evening of vacation and food was fine, not epic. Prices seem reasonable. Portions are large so good...More

Thank avb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time with friends at Papagayo Seafood. No problem getting a great table on the patio. Service was a bit sluggish but adequate. Calamari app was good. The dinner was very good. Swordfish and tuna were especially good. And the price is outstanding. 4 couples,...More

Thank Ricky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fish Wholesaler For the whole Town Is Somehow Affiliated With These guys, in fact, it's right behind the restaurant via an alleyway. ANYWAYS... this is a place to go and order a piece of fish. It's always fresh and awesome, no matter how they...More

Thank HombreCafe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and service. We ate upstairs and had a nice view of the main street for people watching, etc. The food seemed fresh and we both liked what we ordered.

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Served group of 6 fast with great food and presentation. Seafood in garlic white sauce was outstanding!!!

Thank OurOutings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many great seafood selections on the menu in addition to wonderful sushi ! There were a couple of non-seafood items that the children in our group could choose from, since the adults wanted to eat at Papgayo it worked out for everyone... Many fish selections,...More

Thank Judi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of five visited this restaurant for a late lunch at the recommendation of a tour driver. The food was really good. Our fried calamari came our to our table quickly. Then we waited and waited for our main entrees. Once we finally received...More

Thank dalow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a big seafood lover so eating in Playa De Coco can be a bit disappointing the choices are often limited. But the balcony at Papagayo was very good, it is a bit more sophisticated than most places and it had a nice...More

Thank LondonRon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 5th time to Papagayo Seafood and it is always wonderful. Great service and food. Always love chatting with Marvin at the front entry. Marvin is terrific. Love the ceviche and seafood soup. Also the whole red snapper. This will always be a...More

Thank Kenford1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Everything was prepared beautifully. The service was the best we encountered during our stay. The only restaurant were a medium rare steak was prepared medium rare really! The lobster was the best.

1  Thank eej306
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Denise B
9 June 2017|
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Response from tennisplayerbbb | Reviewed this property |
I only saw outdoor dining. It was very comfortable.
Myrth J
I would like to ask the owners of Papagayos Seafood about their staff and management. Mainly about customer service. Handling of unsatisfactory food served to client. We spent 234.00 on 4 meals and 5 cocktails and a Coke. 2 of our stuffed Lobsters the tail were mushy and grainy. We told your staff and they gave us s whopping 2300 colones off our entire ticket. Should have just slapped me and told me to leave! Our server never came to see how our food was for 30 minutes. Not good. I've owned 2 restaurants for 25 years and if my staff pulled that kinda crap with my customers they would be finding a different job. Also your Chef on the evening of feb 25 needs training. Presentation of stuffed lobster was terrible. I've seen dozens of pics from there and were beautiful. I'd be glad to send you my pic. Thanks Joe
22 February 2017|
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Response from Myrth J | Reviewed this property |
Your partially right on Tico time and i was nice and cordial to all involved. Glad your food was acceptable, mine was not my wife's was. BUT I never heard a word from the owners (who aren't Ticos) or management and that's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street/Bulevar Principal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0298
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