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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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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a jewel

This restaurant was recommended by concierge at our hotel and is truly a gem. Located in a lovely hacienda style room, it is run by a beautiful couple who serve as host and chef, respectively. They are both gracious, warm, and welcoming. The menu varies including a 4 course tasting menu of either a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
robert r
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South Windsor, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by concierge at our hotel and is truly a gem. Located in a lovely hacienda style room, it is run by a beautiful couple who serve as host and chef, respectively. They are both gracious, warm, and welcoming. The menu varies including a 4 course tasting menu of either a seafood or beef option that changes... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited Aboccato whilst on holiday in Costa Rica. The welcome and the food was so good we thought we'd go back the next night for the tasting menu. Paola even drove round to pick us up from the hotel. We arrived in time to see the magnificent sunset from the terrace. The view is stunning. Andrea talked us through... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fantastic food in a quiet, friendly, family atmosphere. Very small ala carte menu, but was spot on for our group. Don't miss this one.

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Halifax
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here last night. It was truly magical! The restaurant is beautiful, the sunset on the terrace with sparkling wine in hand and the howler monkeys in the background was so relaxing. We each had the chef's tasting menu, mine seafood and my husband's the meat, which was $45 each for 4 courses. It did not... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Location is breathtaking but the food is average. Small portions. Family owned and operated. Very nice people. We had drinks out on the terrace and watched a great sunset with martini in hand.

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

From the moment one enters Paola and Andrea's wonderful restaurant, Abbocato, it is as a special guest. Paola personally welcomes diners and chef Andrea comes to your table to provide in detail, the evening's tasting menus. The expansive outside terrace overlooks the ocean, and cocktails there are a pleasant prelude to dinner inside, wihich has an equally inviting atmosphere. The... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stopped here for lunch based on TA recommendations and were not disappointed. Our server (also seemed to be a manager and/or owner) was great! She spoke excellent English and made us feel so welcome. Asian shrimp salad was perfectly balanced, Mahi, mahi special was well cooked and seasoned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wow! We have lived in Costa Rica for 6 months and this is in the top 3 places we have eaten. The view is to die for. Come early for a drink and the sunset. The set menus are spectacular, well balanced and perfectly proportioned. Or you can ride a la cart, but in my opinion the set menu is... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The view, service & food make this a must for those looking for some great, higher-end food that doesn't come from a resort. Gorgeous sunset views! I'd recommend going with their set menu.

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Last weekend we had dinner at Abbocatto. We enjoyed every single moment, since the moment we walked in. Paola is a wonderful host. The Views are spectacular. We made it on time to enjoy the sunset while having a drink. Andrea is a wonderful Chef. I had Osobuco lasagna. Delicious. Greatly recommended. The wine that he recommended was very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 0073

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 55
  • Cuisine: Asian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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!
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?