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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
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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96% Recommend
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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

If you have never had the pleasure of dining at Abbacatos be certain to treat yourself to this fabulous destination spot. We happily return with each visit to this area of Costa Rica and are always pleasantly amazed at the fine dining, ambiance and welcoming atmosphere given to everyone by the owners, Paola and Andreas and their staff. The evening... More

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was in town with some friends and talked this place up. They did not disappoint and my friends said this was the best meal they have ever had period. You can't beat the view at sunset and the service is 10 star right down to the chef checking up on you. If you are anywhere in the area get yourself... More

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Dallas TX
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have enjoyed the food coming from this lovely couple for a few years and have watched them move about to this beautiful spot in Playa Panama. On our last visit we were treated like royalty, loving the beautiful food they prepared, sitting with them for a lovely chat and watching the gorgeous view from the pool. The chef and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Amazing gastronomical delight! I saw the reviews on Facebook and could not resist to see for myself. This is the restaurants for foodies. Inexpensive in my mind for what you get. We actually spend more at other restaurants in the Playa Hermosa/Coco areas and the food was not nearly as good. The staff was so attentive. The chef was extra... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

You know that you expect a lot from a place where you have been reading so much about. We went as a group; the location, the restaurant ambiance, and staff are very nice but, the food did not meet any of our expectations. Maybe it was one of those days but, we even had to return a plate since the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant - with excellent, accommodating hosts and wonderful food. By far the best food we ate whilst in Costa Rica (travelling around for 14 days) - so good, we went back twice! We only visited at night, but assume the views of the bay would be wonderful, particularly at sunset.

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My wife and I had a day-in-advance reservation at Abbocato for April 17, 2014. We arrived early and had drinks on a lovely patio overlooking the Costa Rican Pacific Coast. Service was friendly and attentive, but not in any way intrusive. We had a nice discussion about the recent wildfires, the sugar cane harvest, and other local matters. At dinner,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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