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Makako at El Mangroove

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Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
4701-0000
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent 'a la carte' restaurant

Outstanding food, from the bread to the main dish. They have two seating areas , inside with air conditioning or outside with nice view of the coast line

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding food, from the bread to the main dish. They have two seating areas , inside with air conditioning or outside with nice view of the coast line

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

All the Flavors and service heightened my experience even more of the best that Costa Rica can offer! You must eat a dinner here when in Costa!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sunset visit, with accommodating staff who assembled a large enough table for us and took drink orders quickly. Food was good to very good but portions were tiny for the prices, almost Tapas in size. Also bugs were vociferous in their attacks despite fogging by staff and Off passed around. Anyone in shorts was covered in bites by the hastened... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The place is nice compare to what u can find around. We stayed 3 nights in the Mangroove hotel in June and the area was very quite. So no choice we had to eat there. So we tried almost all the menu. Be aware that portions are very small. I had the scallops as a starter and u can finish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ate dinner one night during out stay at El Mangroove. Had the beef short ribs which were excellent. Service was great also. Highly recommend if you are staying at the hotel or in the area

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I normally don't write reviews about Restaurants, but the Makako at El Mangroove was quite an experience! We came here as walk-in guests (yes, it is open to the public) and had a 3 course meal, including the lettuce soup with a cucumber tartar, the brine chicken and the Rosemary Panacotta. All the portions had exactly the right size and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Sometimes when you aim too high, you might fall. Fish was too salted, portions were small. desserts called decomposed was so decomposed that it was looking nice but neither the flavors, nor the texture,... Give you the willingness to take another one. Food should always gives you the need to repeat and come back. Whatsoever complicated or simple it is,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Loved the red snapper carpaccio and the beef tartar! Delightful sea bass. Beautiful to sit outside and enjoy the views and music. Service is a little slow, otherwise excellent.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The restaurant have a very nice layout, the service is good but the price performance of food in poor, small portions, not very well cocked and quite expensive in comparison to other similar restaurants.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What we really liked about it was that it was just the right balance of elegant, yet still comfortable & relaxed. The food was very good.

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Address: Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 4701-0000
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama

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  • Address: Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: 4701-0000

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