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Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completely overrated. Only giving 1 star (vs 0) because of the lovely hostess. First of all, restaurant dining room looks like it belongs in a strip mall in middle America. Too brightly lit, too much potpourri and furniture of an outdated furniture store. Second, the flavors are strange combinations and not well put together - the tuna carpaccio (which was... More 

Thank j1304
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If anywhere near this restaurant, you must go. We found them years ago when down in CR, they have moved since then due to an earthquake. But the food and service are as good or better than before. This is just an incredible little jewel in CR, make sure you get a reservation as it is a small restaurant and... More 

Thank Steve W
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. The food is fantastic ! Very good tasting. I went with my Family and all enjoy it. The owners and waiters were so friendly. Congratulations.

Thank Wlamirrizzo
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived when their doors opened because we had read about how enjoyable sunsets are from the terrace. We were not dissapointed. Although our waiter offered to begin serving our meal at 5:30, we told him we would prefer to enjoy the patio with our cocktails until after sunset - and they were happy to oblige. Such beautiful scenery and... More 

Thank WobblyKitty
San José, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For somebody that loves to search restaurants wherever I travel, in the search for great, different and unique food, I feel proud to find this wonderful restaurant in Costa Rica. If you like such type of experience, keep in mind Abbocato restaurant in Papagayo, Costa Rica, you aren't going to be disappointed. In a table of four we were all... More 

Thank renatol149
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Thanks to Juan Diego from the El Mangroove resort for his recommendation. My husband and one daughter went the day before to make our reservations... first we had drinks and appetizers outside to view the sunset.. we actually went into the parking lot for better photo ops of the sunset...the staff was friendly and attentive to all our needs. My... More 

Thank Purpledonnamaria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

What a night! This restaurant has a patio overlooking the ocean and the sky turns all kinds of colours!! We were lucky enough to go on a night that they had live music. A kind of jazzy band with a singer from 5-7 and we loved them! Where else in the world can you get this caliber of music for... More 

Thank Victoriauj
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited this restaurant for dinner - recommended for the view. Very nice people who worked there, but the food was not that great. We tried different things, both a-la carte and the 4 course of the day. Nothing really impressed us. There are other better restuarants in the area.

Thank Christian G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our dining experience was so enjoyable and reasonable for the experience. We arrived early tp enjoy the sunset and the view.The four course dinner was delicious and in my opinion very reasonable for this type of meal.If you like fine dining put this on your list.The owners are just lovely and I love how gracious and welcoming they are.

Thank tasdiwine
Mount Sinai, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

So glad we went to Abbocato! Beautiful artwork, outstanding service are all outshines by the delicious food! My husband had the 4 course seafood tasting, and I had the meat tasting, both were fantastic. Quite reasonably priced ! We will be coming back soon. Cant wait to view the sunset

Thank Bonnie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$55
Italian, Central American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 0073
To define Abbocato is to talk about a family that will welcome new friends in our home to create an unforgettable experience and to give an elegant and professional service in a distinguished environment with the best view of "Golfo Papagayo".Our goal is to convey a sense of satisfaction on the client through an eno-gastronomic journey of high level, with luxurious and cozy surroundings with large windows and a wonderful terrace where you must enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in the Pacific Ocean.The style of cuisine that Restaurante Aboocato offers can be defined as "author". If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate and contact us!

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