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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 2013
Price range: $5 - $55
Cuisines: Asian, Mediterranean, Asian fusion
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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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97% Recommend
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a finding, and if you are up,for a nice experience, great personalized service by the owners and really good food, come here. Very good wine list, flavours in food were superb and really nice view. The tuna carpaccio is amazing, and the seafood soup superb. A must even if you are a few km away. And fantastic art!!!!

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Freeland, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was really a nice time. Both of the owners (husband and wife) were there and were very attentive to all of their guests. Like others, we arrived in time to watch the sunset (see photo) and it was absolutely awesome. Dinner was very good and they took special care to create dishes for our gluten-free daughter. Everything was unhurried,... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was rated as the top restaurant in the area, and the food was in fact excellent: Italian using local ingredients. Great cocktails as well. The only thing I didn't like was the decor--it's done like a 1990's-style Italianate country club in the US suburbs. High end finishes, just very blasé and lacking in character. They have a lovely terrace... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Paola and Andreas are sweet kind people, who make dinner a complete dining experience. We had drinks on the patio over looking the sunset, and even saw the only howler monkeys of the trip! The food was excellent, pricing was a little high... overall I would recommend.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This remote spot is well worth the trip. The husband and wife owners are lovely people and so amazingly welcoming. You feel as if you are going to their home for dinner. The building is beautiful, not what you would expect in the Costa Rican beach area but still fairly casual as is all of Costa Rica. You can choose... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A visit to Costa Rica is not complete, unless we have at least one visit to Abbocato! Whether a first time diner, or a frequent one, you will be warmly greeted by Paola and husband Andrea, and will be treated to a most memorable dining experience, from the outdoor patio with cocktails at sunset, to the warm ambiance of the... More

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Regina, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We dine at Abbocato frequently, and, as so many other reviewers have said, it is one of our favourites. There is always something that leaves us exclaiming; last night it was the wonderful soup with an amberjack tartare and an octopus carpaccio. The presentation is unfailingly beautiful, and the service is excellent. The setting at Hacienda del Mar provides great... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It was so good, we went there twice in the week we were in that area. The food is terrific and the chef and his wife (Andres and Paola) are great hosts. Get there early so you can sit out by the pool and enjoy a cocktail and the sunset...and then move inside for a truly gourmet dining experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Definately an awesome culinary experience; we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Abbocato. We arrived at 5:30 pm and enjoyed a drink on the patio as the sun set. Andrea (the chef) came out to meet with us and tell us about the dinner choices -- tasting menus (meat, fish or veggie) or a la carte, and Paola shared with us... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I noticed I neglected to give Abbocato a review after our visit two years ago, which was a shame as it always quickly comes to mind as one of our favorite restaurants we have encountered. We still remember the warm personal service and excellent courses. Our only regret was we couldn't manage to get more than one reservation during our... More

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