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“Great food and fantastic ambience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papaya

Papaya
Conchal Hotel | 200 Metros Sur Del Puente, Brasilito 5159, Costa Rica
+506 2654 9125
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Ranked #3 of 19 restaurants in Brasilito
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Costa Rican, Healthy, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located at the boutique Conchal Hotel in Playa Brasilito, we offer fine dining in a relaxed setting. We maintain our tradition of using high quality fresh local produce, fish and seafood to prepare our dishes, with daily specials. For dinner we have captured a relaxed romantic setting featuring our signature dishes, cocktails, wine and desserts. We will also love to share with you information of what not to miss in the area. Reservations are recommended.
riverview
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and fantastic ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Best mahi mahi I have had is Costa Rica in our month stay- also great lime cake and special organic chocolate cake- The setting is like a Pacific Tiki hut...so perfect including the hammocks in the loft!! We are definitely returning..

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mesquite, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Wonderful meals, Great food and the service is outstanding. The best chips and guacamole I ever had! Tuna steaks that looked and tasted like the best filet.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sussex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Putting to one side the instinctive bias-half of the couple who run Papaya is British, this is still a great place to eat. The menu is ambitious and inventive. Loads of fresh seafood , well executed. A lovely relaxed setting. One one visit my North American guests, not easily pleased saidit was the best yellow finned tuna he had ever had. Even had a nice claret on the wine list.

Visited January 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 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 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 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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