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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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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
What a wonderful dining experience!!!!

Words cannot describe the wonderful experience we had at Abbocato. One of the owners met us at the door and you immediately felt like you were part of their family. We decided on the tasting menu and could not have been more pleased with our choice. Attention to detail and an in depth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Words cannot describe the wonderful experience we had at Abbocato. One of the owners met us at the door and you immediately felt like you were part of their family. We decided on the tasting menu and could not have been more pleased with our choice. Attention to detail and an in depth description of each course made the decision... More 

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Leesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were lucky enough to enjoy a dinner here while staying at the nearby El Mangroove resort. We started with cocktails on the patio with a breathtaking view of sunset. It is as magnificent as everyone has described. We had our two daughters with us and they made them feel so welcomed with custom made meals that they devoured! We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We first came here for a late lunch after doing ziplining. Chef and his wife are very friendly and engaging and the food was perfect. A few days later we decided to pass up a restaurant at the Four Seasons for another meal at Abbocato which was every bit as good and cheaper than the hotel.

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Clearwater, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

First - you have got to be there for the beautiful view at sunset - relax with some of their wonderful cocktails. After that, be ready for an amazing meal. I had the seafood 4 course dinner and one of my friends had the seafood 4 course. There were six of us total and everyone LOVED their meal!! And we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely location with breathtaking sunset views. It is an elegant place. We had the four-course dinner which was excellent. We felt comfortable here.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wow, the TripAdvisor reviews for this restaurant were very strong ... and they were not exaggerating. The husband-wife team create some magical dishes in a relaxing and beautiful indoor dining room. The pasta pescatore and lasagna were superb, the catch of the day was fresh and tasty, and the beef tenderloin was the highlight of the experience. Don't pass up... More 

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Paola and Andrea have a fantastic restaurant and make you feel very welcome. We had to make reservations for dinner and we arrived early so we could enjoy the sunset from their patio. We were welcomed with question. I have dietary issues and Andrea came out to explain their menu and make sure I knew what would work well with... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The place was very preety , it had a beautiful view to the see , mountains and the sunset ! The food was Exspectacular! We had a very delicious creme brule with the top of crusted sugar , just the right amount of dissert after many other principal plates The service was very good too, the chef was Very nice... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

On our last night in Costa Rica we had dinner at Abbocato. We should have had dinner there on the first night and then could have returned throughout the week since the table d'hôte changes each day depending on what is fresh. The service, food and atmosphere were excellent! The Table d'hôte which includes four courses was about $50 US... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I returned to Abbocato this weekend. Paola and andrea maintain the high quality of the restaurant. The food was amazing with a very nice presentation. On top of all they super nice people. We'll be back every time we visit the region.

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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: Mediterranean, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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?