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Papaya

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Mediterranean, Healthy, Asian fusion, Costa Rican
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200 Metros Sur Del Puente | Conchal Hotel, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2654 9125
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Asian Fusion, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffets, Burgers, Caribbean, Chinese...
Asian Fusion, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffets, Burgers, Caribbean, Chinese, Cuban, Indian/Pakistani, Japanese, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood, Spanish/Basque, Sushi Bars, Thai, Vegan and Vegetarian
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 112
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh menu each visit .. all top quality

Very personable, good selections of fine quality fresh seafood... lightly grilled tuna ... wow! Happy atmosphere.... good value

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Gary G
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very personable, good selections of fine quality fresh seafood... lightly grilled tuna ... wow! Happy atmosphere.... good value

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Gourmet foods, freshly made with local ingredients. The fruits are incredible! We had fish made several ways and they were all incredible. We purchased wraps for our road trip the next day (one fish, one filafal), and they were superb!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Presentation was beautiful. Try the curry mahi mahi and the coconut flan with vanilla ice cream. Service impeccable.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

As food lovers, we saw the menu at this place and couldn't wait to try the surf and surf. As we were staying at the hotel, we saved this until our last night. To sum up, it was overpriced, slow service and very average food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Last night was an unforgettable dinner with my husband! We decided to make a visit to a local restaurant in Brasilito! What a delight! We decided on the " Surf and Surf" for two. It was an amazing fusion of Asian style cooking, complete with seasoned lobster tail, tuna steaks cooked to our liking laid over a bed of fresh... More 

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southwest England
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122 reviews 122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Papaya is the restaurant located in the fantastic Conchal Hotel. We ate all our splendid breakfasts here for 8 days and had 4 delicious evening meals. The menu is exceptionally creative with some splendid Asian fusion dishes and an impressive variety of international snacks and meals. Everything is prepared with care and impressive skill. Lovely flavours and outstanding presentation. All... More 

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Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us at Papaya and thank you for your kind comments. It really was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A perfect Costa Rican dinner! Casual atmosphere with a sophisticated menu. We enjoyed a delicious meal at a reasonable price!

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The combination of good food with music by Charlie Lopez and another great guitarist made for an unexpected delightful night. The food was of good quality but a couple of dishes were under seasoned. None of it was bad and if there is music like there was this Tuesday night you will enjoy the ambience and experience. Second floor open... More 

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Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we are glad you joined the entertainment. Just to note we always highly recommend reservations as we are a small restaurant and can then provide the best service to each table. More 

allspice50
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Located in a lovely, tranquil and tropical setting of the Conchal Boutique Hotel, the Papaya Restaurant is definitely a must try. It is a little pricey but the food is healthy, very carefully and freshly prepared and presented beautifully. We watched one of the staff pick a fresh green papaya for my papaya salad which consisted of shredded papaya, carrot,... More 

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Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Papaya and for your nice comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch, as well as noticing our commitment to provide fresh nutricious food! We source locally whenever possible and we are now producing more and more of our own fruits, vegetables and herbs on site. Hope to see... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We are staying at the Conchal hotel so have eaten at the restaurant several times. Outstanding food and service. We watch the kitchen staff prepping fresh and homemade food all day. Atmosphere is relaxing, with the breezes thanks to three open sides. Prices are a bit higher than I would expect in an emerging market and for a place that's... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Healthy, Asian fusion, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Asian Fusion, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffets, Burgers, Caribbean, Chinese, Cuban, Indian/Pakistani, Japanese, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood, Spanish/Basque, Sushi Bars, Thai, Vegan and Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?