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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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Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Tried to get a review posted the last 2 years... Either I screwed it up or the site wasn't working. We can wait to see Andreas and Paola again! This isn't just the best restaurant in this area, I think it's the best cuisine in the world!! To share their incredible setting, delicious food, and indescribable wine and cocktails is... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one of the best meals we have had in the world and how unexpected to find it in Costa Rica. The reviews below do not lie. The Italian chef and his wife are indeed a charming couple who are very knowledgeable. We ate the tasting menu. Mine was fish based and Mr Bennett's meat based. Each and every... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The husband/wife duo who own this charming restaurant are clearly passionate about food and service. Our dinner at Abbocato was the best meal during one week in CR, and we found the place absolutely enchanting. If you are staying at nearby Andaz or Four Seasons resorts, do yourself a favor and GET OUT and visit Abbocato. You won't be disappointed!

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was recently our BEAUTIFUL location for my off site (off hotel grounds) wedding in Liberia, Costa Rica (Ceremony and Reception). I am soooo GLAD we used this venue site! The FOOD oh my goodness! Is the best! I really mean the best! WORLD CLASS! The service is 5 star! The food is 5 star and the location is 5... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went to celebrate my birthday, and it was a great experience. The owners are very friendly, and the food is amazing. I had the jumbo shrimp with tamarind sauce and they were cooked to perfection, for dessert only one of the four of us asked for a chocolate crocante and when we tried a piece we all wanted one.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We just celebrated our anniversary at Abbocato, and the food, service, wine and ambiance were all world class! This was our third meal at the restaurant, so we knew to expect something great. We each ordered the tasting menu, and shared so we could experience both the Asian-inspired fish offering and the Mediterranean beef dishes. Everything exceeded our expectations. We... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant location is amazing, the view is outstanding. The inside is very well designed and decorated. The food is great and fresh. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone spending time to the Papagayo Area and wanting to eat somewhere else than in the hotels

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The restaurant is fantastically decorated, the food is an amazing fusion between italian and costa rican flavors, and the hosts are incredible. Definitely cant miss this restaurant if you are in Guanacaste.

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Sacramento, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Location: Abbocato was about a 15 min drive from our hotel (The Andaz) and about 20 min from Coco Beach. It is set on top of a hill with a beautiful view (that can be seen from every table) of a beautiful swimming pool, the ocean and an amazing sunset! Service: You won't get better service than Abbocato! The service... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Andrea and Paola are wonderful hosts and certain to make your visit very memorable. The food is exceptional and is the only place in Papagayo which offers five star fine dining with wine pairing. This is the place to visit if you are looking for vegetarian food or if you have any dietary restrictions as the they will go out... More 

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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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