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Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $55
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 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”. On a daily basis Paola and Andrea, both highly experienced chefs, organize next day’s menu according to the main ingredients, based on freshness and quality to bring out the best flavors on all the dishes prepared.You can enjoy every night, one of two choices from our menu. It can be mediterranean or asian. They both include an entree, a soup or a second entree, a main dish and a dessert.For those who want to experience a less formal meal, we offer a “tapas” gourmet menu. It includes meat tapas, chicken tapas, vegetarian tapas, and more. We will satisfy any taste you desire.For lunch, our menu represents our compromise to our clients. We have a "a la carte menú" and different daily specials presented in our unique and original way with all of our authentic flavors.In addition we have a great beverage selection, from our original cocktails to exotic drinks. Our wine list offers organic and biodinamic options like our house wines, which are labeled from different parts of the world with a very high quality-price realation. To these wines we add a very personal selection of unique bottles in Costa Rica, for those wine lovers and wine experts that like to experience a unique tasting.There is no need to mention, that all of this would be impossible without the collaboration from our staff; they are well prepared, professional and experienced, with an extraordinary attitude towards your experience, so that you will remember it for the rest of your life.We will be waiting for you!If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate and contact us!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Abbocato while staying at El Mangroove, which is just down the hill from the restaurant. The food and service were spectacular, and they were great to create a tasting menu for my wife who is a vegetarian. The next day we recommended Abbocato to everyone we could. If only we had stayed an extra... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We are out every day on our vacation, and saved what we bought would be the best meal for the last night, however we were only left an ugly Taste in our mouth. For $170, one would think you would be full, and that is not the case. The appetizers were tasty, and small, but much better than the $45... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Food was excellent and the service was exceptional. We had an issue with our hotel shuttle and the owner drove us back to our hotel! Our group of four included two people from San Francisco and two people from New York, so we know good food when we eat it! We can't say enough good things about this establishment and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We loved it so much we came back the next night! Very hospitable with amazing food/drinks and the view is breath taking---

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What we expected and what we encountered did not mesh. The restaurant is in a new building with odd decor. Nothing flows and the chairs are not very comfortable. The chef comes out to tell you about his tasting menu and then you are given menus. We felt the appetizers were better then the entrees. The cuisine is extremely rich... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited this restaurant at sunset and had a great ocean view. The chefs are excellent and passionate about what they do. They are very knowledgable and will make special requests for you. Very friendly service. The tasting menu with four courses is delicious and the desserts as well. The food was very unique and tasty. The food combinations were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Por service No kids friendly. I mean, theo do not Like them. The chef was so nice. I ordered a Fish bit It was not Fresh. Ay the final the y recognized thai the Fish was not the one I sales. Desert were ok but not delicious. Reservation is mandatory. Otherwise they are doing a favor. Top expensive for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The best meal we had in Costa Rica. A chef who knows his ingredients and is prepared to work at them to produce a masterpiece. We had the meat tasting menu with four courses, among them things that my husband would never, normally eat, like risottoi with sweet potatoes and pork belly, and it was delicious. The prices are excellent.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We read all the wonderful reviews and had to check it out for ourselves. It definitely lived up to the glowing reviews. We dined on Christmas evening and Paola made it exceptionally welcoming. Catch a sunset in the back patio if you have time--it is fantastic! We had a prix fix menu and everything was delicious, well-presented and perfect portions.... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a fabulous dining experience at this eatery. The service the ambiance and the meals were exceptional! We wish we had found it sooner ! Thanks !

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Address: Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2672 0073
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 55
Cuisine: Asian, Mediterranean

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