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All 14 Gulf of Papagayo Restaurants

Chao Pescao Small Plates & Bar

Peninsula Papagayo | Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
+506 2690 1234
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Saratoga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our family of four ate dinner here once, during our stay at the Hotel Andaz Papagayo. While the vegetarian choices were somewhat limited, we still had a great meal. The service was very good.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

That is how much we enjoyed it. And each time we tried and liked something different than the time before. The atmosphere is relaxing and very nice. However, 2 plates was plenty for the two of us to share. One night we got the apple pie and it was divine!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food is great, so that in itself makes it worth going to, but it's so much more fun when they have live music!

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Ft. Lauderdale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The staff was very friendly, and the dishes were unique and flavorful. The small plates and drinks created by their mixologist were superb. The open concept ambience was tropical and jungle like. Warning (if large black beetles aren't up your alley, go before the sunsets as its a common thing in this environment) The night was too beautiful to end... More

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Ocotal Beach, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Chao Pescao is wonderful... Great ambiance and an awesome specialty drink menu. The Chifrijo is a traditional Costa Rican food that is excellent.

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Mssachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay at the Andaz. The menu was really interesting and the staff was helpful in making our choices. Cocktails and mocktails alike were delicious. Gorgeous location.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were at the Andaz hotel and Chao was our pick for our dinner. The Andaz hotel is quite secluded so getting to other dining options would require a drive in the Papagayo rolling hills so we opted to stay in. Chao has a open air setting (no AC) like many other restaurants in the area. Bugs were everywhere. They... More

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Cape May NJ, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Clark the mixologist is excellent! Made me a Grey Goose and tonic with out using tonic. All herbs. Wow what a great taste.

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, the music, and of course, the tapas. My husband and I at here every night of our 5-night stay and always walked away satisfied. Not your typical hotel food. Yum!

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Best drinks of our lives! Clark is a mixing genious. Test him by asking him to make you the best drinks of your lives and prepare to be amazed. Amazing!

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