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Makako at El Mangroove

Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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English first
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The ribs were our favorite dish!! Also the avocato Rissotto is a must, the enviroment is cozy an excellent service.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The perfect combination, excellent hotel with excellent restaurant. We stayed at the Mangroove for 3 days and we only went out one night for dinner, the rest we ate at Makako at the hotel. For lunch they have very original dishes, light and very good. For dinner nice menu, the best I had was papardelle with duck ragu, capers and... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Came back for lunch and a dip in the pool. The kids loved the pizza and the seviche was fresh. This is off season and the place was empty. Literally empty, one couple at the pool. Although three weeks ago we were allowed to go to the pool after lunch, this time, the management felt that a Cabana fee of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Deemed lights, great service, but the menu was somewhat limited. I had the braised short ribs in some kind of tamarind or tangy sauce accompanied by shiitake mushrooms and my wife had the sea bass. The short ribs portion was fair but I was surprised by the limited size of the sea bass. Jessica helped us with the reservations and... More 

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boston, ma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a brand new restaurant in a high end hotel. The location is amazing. $5 beer and mixed drinks. Tapas menu $5-10.

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Issaquah, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The plates are very small for all meals... It's a bit like having tapas. The prices are similar to a fancy US resort which was a bit surprising, but the quality was very good.

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Kelowna, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was a beautiful zen like experience, except they allow children to dine right along side couples. I like children, have some of my own but I wanted a relaxing romantic experience. The food was good, not great and very very very small portions, which made it expensive for us because we usually share. We also asked to order a... More 

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Additional Information about Makako at El Mangroove

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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