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“Flavorful, friendly, fabulous - a culinary oasis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papaya

Papaya
200 Metros Sur Del Puente | Conchal Hotel, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2654 9125
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Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Brasilito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Healthy, Asian fusion, Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Informal dining in a beautiful relaxed environment. Serving fresh seafood, steaks and vegetarian options.
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Flavorful, friendly, fabulous - a culinary oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

After many, many trips to this area we finally stumbled upon this adorable little place. Our family went for dinner and enjoyed the best salads we've had in Costa Rica. It's easy to find grilled fish and sea food platters around, but discovering a place where they use herbs and vegetables and delicate flavors to compliment the fish was a pleasant surprise. We ordered the green papaya salad and the Greek salad to start - both we're pfectly dressed and flavorful. My husband ordered the sesame crusted tuna and my mom and I got the coconut crusted mahi mahi. Both were delicious. I'm tempted to go back tonight!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Food, Ingredients, and Creativity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed at the hotel, but wanted to say that the food here is really amazing. We had lunch and dinner here, and were surprised and satisfied both times.

For lunch we had two salads, and chicken salad and a "custom-made" vegetarian. Both were clean, fresh, and satisfying.

For dinner that evening we had the seared tuna (fish of the day) and another dish. Both where very flavorful, with nice touches.

The service was good too. Inviting and helpful, but not obtrusive. Overall, this is a very romantic place to have dinner and hang out. The desert was awesome too.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Olmsted, Ohio
2 reviews
“Fabulous and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Papaya Restuarant at the Conchal Hotel is fabulous! We stayed at the hotel and were lucky enough to enjoy both the breakfasts, snacks and dinners (after breakfast we were never hungry for lunch). The breakfasts which were complimentary with our room included beautiful fresh fruit to choose from, homemade breads and jams, fresh juice... really good! When we weren't in a hurry to get going somewhere, the breakfasts off the menu were really delicious and full of fresh, homemade ingredients. The quacamole and home made chips are really to die for an afternoon snack with one of Hilda's delicious smoothies are tropical cocktails! Dinner were beautiful!!! It was like we were at a gourmet restaurant catering to us! We even brought back fish from a morning with a couple local fisherman (great time!!), and Hilda cooked it up for us and the presentation was amazing!!! She is an absolutely amazing cook and I can't wait to get her cookbook as soon as it comes out!!!!! Loved it! Lisa & Dan G

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent, fresh food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed at the Conchal Hotel, and this was their onsite restaurant. Delicious, fresh food on a relaxing, outdoor patio. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Neat spot, very good food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Papaya Restaurant is located in a small hotel. It is on the second and third floor of a wood bungalow. We were with a large family group for a birthday celebration. The kids loved the hammocks and the "tree house" feel, as well as the pizza. Food was very good. Excellent quality sea food. Cocktails were very very good as well (passion fruit mojitos, yum!). Our hostess was very sweet and went above and beyond to make sure that everyone was happy and had what they needed. Great spot.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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