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The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
00506 26400230
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Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas, Costa Rican, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Wonderful restaurant at the Hotel Moana. The restaurant is at the top of the hill and has a wonderful view. The food is is largely tapas style. They have a great selection of tapas (and several are available in a full meal size) and drinks. Some of the best food in the area!!

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My wife , daughter and myself ate here. The food was great. Predominantly Tapas.The waitstaff was friendly and efficient and the view was terrific. Great for a sunset. We enjoyed it.

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Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great selection of unique and interesting dishes, lots of great things to try, and reasonably priced for the quality of cuisine. The views from the open-air restaurant are fantastic!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Some of the best in MalPais. great fresh choices friendly staff. That says a lot coming from a local...

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Every dish we tried was wonderful, and the sunset view is spectacular. It's a small and intimate restaurant at the Hotel Moana, but rivals food quality anywhere. My compliments to the chef.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Hello, we only stayed at the hotel one night, unfortunately. We would have liked to have stayed more. The dining situation was wonderful…. the breakfast was great. The dinner was wonderful! My husband and I had one entree, a tapas, and a salad. The presentation was great, the seafood very fresh and tasty and the price, was so moderate. Everyone... More 

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Moana a few night during our visit to Mal Pais. We absolutely loved the restaurant and bar at the Papaya Lounge. They have a great selection of food. For breakfast you cannot go wrong with the Banana French Toast and in evening they have a tons of Tapas to select from which... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was the nicest restaurant we went to in Mal Pais -- absolutely stunning sunset views and amazing tapas. The drinks are tasty too and you feel like you earned it after climbing up their stairs. If you're looking for a romantic evening, go here.

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Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The view from Papaya Lounge is unbeatable. It's a great place to watch the sun set. You have to climb many stairs up to the restaurant, but it is well worth it. We stayed at Moana Lodge, where the Papaya Lounge is situated, so we were lucky enough to also enjoy breakfast there every day. The breakfasts were delicious. I... More 

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Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Perfect meal and recommended indescribable sunset, the spectacle of pacific ocean from our table is beautiful amazing

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Address: Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 00506 26400230
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas, Costa Rican, Contemporary

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