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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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Banana Rum Cake and Abbocato Special Cocktail

Sunset with their specially made Abbocatto cocktail was spectacular, every single dish transports you to a unknown place of new and exotic flavors, I was expecting a simple cake and was amazed by the perfection of this small banana rum cake filled with flavor and a twist of love ! Thank you Chef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sole305
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sunset with their specially made Abbocatto cocktail was spectacular, every single dish transports you to a unknown place of new and exotic flavors, I was expecting a simple cake and was amazed by the perfection of this small banana rum cake filled with flavor and a twist of love ! Thank you Chef Andrea and Paola for this amazing dinner... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We started with drinks on the deck, the sun turning the gulf yellow as it set over the península behind it. We were then invited inside by the chef himself to the beautiful, private restaurant. Nice background music, just the right airconditioning, and beautiful decor. Our first course was a fresh salad that already impressed me, but that was just... More 

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Exceptional attentive personal service, delicious gourmet cuisine, breath taking view !! Pura Vida !!

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The chef was very friendly and attentive The food was interesting and flavorful. The setting was magical. We watched the sunset from the patio as we had our first course and drinks. Our main course was excelent. I had the seafood and my husband had the beef. Both were very good. We ate our dessert on the patio enjoying the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We saved Abbocato for a special dinner on our trip to Costa Rica and they didn't disappoint. Arrive just before sunset and they will serve you cocktails on their outdoor patio with infinity pool and a beautiful view of the sunset. We then went inside for a very nice meal. The staff was friendly and attentive and the prices were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went for dinner and cocktails at the sunset hour and would highly recommend Abbocato. The staff was excellent, the food was amazing with a view that can't be beat! The prices were reasonable with cocktails between $5-$11 and entrees between $12-$20 USD and a four-course price fixed menu for approximately $45+tax. Perfectly portioned meals, we were pleasantly full at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited this restaurant not knowing what to expect, and we were pleasantly surprised. We came just before sunset, and sat on the terrace with our drinks and just admired the view. Afterwards we made our way inside and had two five course dinners, a fish and a meat one. They were the best! WE loved everything, from the food... More 

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Dallas, TX
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're anywhere close to Playa Panama, you must leave your hotel and eat dinner at this place. If you don't have a vehicle for transportation, call the restaurant and they will arrange a very reasonably priced option for you. The food is out of this world and the views of the bay are breathtaking. They invited us to come... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have been 4 times and it is the best! Even compared to the best in Houston Texas, they rate #1. They have an exclusive wine list. Prices are , reasonable. You must have the lasagna if there is any left. You might add that to you reservation. It makes a great appetizer, but I like it for an entree.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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 to $55
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Asian

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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 to $55
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?