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Papa Hog's Smokehouse - CLOSED

Norte 50 mtr de Supermercado Luperon, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Papa Hog's is gone and the place is now Nico's Carneceteria. It is both a butcher's and a restaurant. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The meats here are exceptional and Nico is a great fellow that will make you instantly feel at home. This is the least expensive place to eat in Costa Rica that we found. Nico... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Not real BBQ too pricy...I thought it was a BBQ joint and was disappointing that they really had nothing on the menu.. Only one time is needed to know ..never go back..

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The restraunt has closed but the premises is being taken over by a butcher shop that specializes in north americaan style sausage and meat cuts. Excellent

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Sacramento, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Disregard my rating because we didn't get to eat here -- there was a big poster sign out front that it was closed for the season. (The sign said the actual months, something like May until November?)

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

At the beginning of April i traveled to costa rica and stayed at a hotel where they offered an all inclusive plan. Let me tell you, a couple of days in this place saved my stomach. There was nothing like filling up on a poutine and a Philly cheese steak after days of rice and beans. It was great! May... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a very simple eating place with picnic benches just across the road from the beach in Hermosa and simply the best value we had during a 2 week stay in Costa Rica. The owners (who are hands-on owners as cooks and counter operators) are Canadian who a simply a delight to talk to. Their range of smoked meats... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We didn't expect to find Montreal style smoked meat and poutine in Costa RIca so Papa Hog's was a pleasant surprise! I had the pulled pork sandwich, my husband had the ribs and we split an order of ribs accompanied by beer that we purchased at the grocery store next door. The food was amazing and the owners were so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a small, informal, outside, roadside restaurant with 3 picnic tables. The owners (from Canada) are friendly. The BBQ ribs were good - served Friday and Saturday. The chicken was tasty and fresh.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Seriously! This guy sells poutine and smoked meat sandwiches. An ex-pat from north of Toronto, Canada. Very friendly! Ask him how he recreates the poutine cheese and where he gets his pastrami from, quite interesting!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in here for dinner ( it looked dark and slightly deserted at about 7:30pm, but we went up to the window anyways) and were greeted by the super friendly canadian owners. The pulled pork & chicken sandwiches were really good, but the fries were the real highlight - actually made from potatoes, not frozen like everywhere else! Visit... More 

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Additional Information about Papa Hog's Smokehouse

Address: Norte 50 mtr de Supermercado Luperon, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
Cuisine: Barbecue

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