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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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
Great experience at Abbocato

My wife and I and our daughter enjoyed attentive and personalized service at Abbocato. The chef and owner was very attentive to our needs and made us feel very welcomed. We also enjoyed the 4 course meal which was well presented and selections were original and different. We highly recommend a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I and our daughter enjoyed attentive and personalized service at Abbocato. The chef and owner was very attentive to our needs and made us feel very welcomed. We also enjoyed the 4 course meal which was well presented and selections were original and different. We highly recommend a visit to Abbocato, it was our best meal in... More 

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is a bit hidden but once you discover it, you will fall in love! The owners, a delightful couple (she's TIca and he's Italian) are attentive, fun, and their recommendations are simply amazing! We love the food and the wine. But the best part is the location - amazing sunsets if you get there early enough. Enjoy!!

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Somerset, NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In Guanacaste it is easy to stay at your resort because traveling can be quite a drive. However, do yourself a favor and venture away from the fabricated authenticity of the resort scene to a genuine gem on the Golfo. This is our second time visiting Abbocato, our first over two years ago, and Andrea and Paola did not disappoint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Definitely a restaurant to go to! We went as a couple and it was super nice and romantic. The staff is very friendly and attentive, and the chef comes out to say hi and meet you. The food was delicious and the view is amazing. Plus it is very reasonably priced and their wine list is just one great wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There is no place in Costa Rica where you can get this level of food quality, at a beautiful place and with the customer care of the top chefs Andrea and Paola. Wonderful variety of tastes from mediterranean, asian with a touch of Costa Rican. Every time you come will be a new experience as they have new tasting menus!... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had a wonderful meal with a fantastic view and time with the owners. Would visit Costa Rica again just to eat here. Variety and selection on menu was terrific and service was great. We ran into four from the US on a tour and suggested they eat there and they called for reservations immediately.

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Gananoque, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We love everything about this restaurant. Location and ambience are second to none. The food is of the highest quality, cooked and served well! I love the fact that the menu is reinvented every night, very creative. The owners are a lovely couple passionate about their craft and welcome you warmly into their world. Bravo and a hearty well done.... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a very large party that went to this restaurant in March. So large that they closed the entire restaurant. This was planned months and months in advance so they knew how many people were coming and what was going to be served with plenty of advanced notice. We arrived and had appetizers and cocktails on the outdoor patio... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ate here our last night in Costa Rica and couldn't have finished our trip any better. The view from the restaurant was amazing. We made sure to arrive prior to sunset to have time for cocktails on the terrace while the sun was setting. The Abbocato cocktail was one of the best drinks we've ever had. We chose the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I feel badly only giving this place 5 stars, but that's the most I can give it. The atmosphere, food, and service were all stellar. My wife and I both went for the $45 plate sampler (one fish one meat). We were not disappointed. Dessert was also incredible. This was the best food we had in Costa Rica. Abbocato is... 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: Mediterranean, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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