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Papagayo Seafood

Main Street/Bulevar Principal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0298
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (155 reviews)
“swordfish” (25 reviews)
“red snapper” (38 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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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The friendly bilingual staff here will help you find the right seafood of your liking & the prices are very reasonable for such an upscale restaurant. We had lunch, but if you visit in the evening you can enjoy musical entertainment while you eat.

Thank Bonbear
Reviewed 25 August 2018

My boyfriend and I ate here last night and had the most amazing meal! We came here for our last night in playa del coco and it did not disappoint. I ordered the whole grilled red snapper and it was the best fish I have...More

Thank Gingerontour24
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We ordered dinner to go. Grandma's Shrimp Bisque had tasty sauce but the shrimp in the soup tasted frozen not fresh. We ate that and thought well we just will not order that again. Then, the Seafood augratin sounded good but turned out to be...More

Thank happyinparadise101
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We ate dinner at Papagayo Seafood on July 24th. We had drinks and the fresh tuna Sashimi appetizer. The tuna was very fresh and there was a lot of it for an appetizer. Then the manager recommended the fresh mahi and seabass. My wife got...More

1  Thank Derrik M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Food here is excellent and priced well. Can't go wrong with the fried shrimps and mahoo fish. Close to water front and short walk from hardrock cafe.

Thank Quinn C
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Although I’m very understanding of the Pura Vida style, these guys took an hour and a half to serve our food. The food was ok and somewhat overpriced. We figured the “overpriced” piece after visiting other restaurants. We weren’t fan of the area either.

Thank HortDude
Reviewed 15 July 2018

good food very good services from everybody in papagayo i definitely recommend it. i read some of the comments before i went to this place.. but i think the best way to know is by going and see it for your self the best thing...More

Thank verclaco
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

What a treat this restaurant has a menu with a great fish selection. Beautifully presented, great taste and worth every penny.

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going there for 8 years and the fish is consistently very good and can be cooked many ways

Thank scottpJ2912WM
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate here while Visiting the area. It was recommended by a local. The calamari was very good, highly recommend it. I had the snapper it was excellent ( it is a whole fish just an fyi) Service was good, was not...More

Thank H F
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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