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“Great affordable food” 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 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Healthy, Asian fusion, Costa Rican
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great affordable food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The service was very slow bc they were so busy but worth the wait. Four in our group and we all ordered different things. Every dish had fresh herbs incorporated. Everyone agreed the burrito de camarones was the best dish. If you love pesto you will love this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Branson, Missouri, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent casado de pollo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The location is ok, but no great beach view. The good food was definitely the draw there. Very little parking and on a busier street, so walking from the hotel was a bit difficult, but worth it. The owners and staff were super friendly and the menu was very impressive and had a great variety of items. We had the lunch special, which was very reasonably priced at $6, but i felt them regular menu overall was a little pricey. Entrees ranged from $10 to $24. If you are on a budget, you will want to stick with the specials of the day, but they were fabulous and the portion size was impressive. The black beans were amazingly seasoned! Glad we got the chance to try it out.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best restaurant experience in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

During our trip in Costa Rica we always complained about the low quality food. Papaya gave us huge smiles! The seafood is great, we had lobster, shrimps and tuna. We ended up here three times in two days:) It can be hard to find Papaya but it is located on your left right after you have passed the bridge if you drive from Flamingo Beach.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Believe all the excellent reviews!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had a great meal at Papaya the other night. Just like my fellow reviewers wrote, the food is fresh, authentic and delicious and the service is with a wide, friendly smile. My husband loved his "tipica" meal and I was pleased at the portion size of the tuna that came with my salad. Back home, it would have been a quarter of the size! We also learned that locals love eating here as well (as we, in fact, ended up having dinner with two locals)--this is always a reassuring fact for travellers. No one wants to end up exclusively in the restaurants that cater only to tourists. My only regret is that we only visited once. Would have loved to try their breakfasts.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Home Style Kitchen Cooking..but Better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We are from Boston, Ma and stayed in Costa Rica for the first time. Papaya was on our list to try and we were not disappointed. Everything was homemade and made to order by three very pleasant ladies. The coconut Mahi Mahi is a must but stay away of the Mojito! Stick to the food...pricing was very good.

Visited July 2013
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