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“Delicious Fresh Catch of the Day!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Papagayo Seafood

Papagayo Seafood
Main Street/Bulevar Principal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
506 2670-0298
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Price range: $10 - $40
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Somewhere in MD
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Delicious Fresh Catch of the Day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Husband and I stopped in here after wandering up and down the streets of Playas del Coco in search of food. We sat upstairs and had the catch of the day - mahi mahi. There are different ways the fish can be prepared ... my husband opted for a way which included pineapples and I opted for one with peppers. Pineapple won!!! Tuna sashimi was delicious and plentiful! Imperial cervezas were ice cold.

For four Imperials, a tuna sashimi appetizer, and two fresh catch mahi mahi's we spent about $50. Somewhat expensive but the food was very, very good.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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caremanager99
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Really great place!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

After driving from Tamarindo, the restaurant we wanted to go to in Playa Coco was closed so we ended up in Papagayo Seafood. Our meal was very good. The mahi mahi ceviche was an excellent recommendation, the whole red snapper was exceptional and the sautéed chicken breast was moist and flavorful.
Our waiter, Mauricio, was very friendly and attentive as was Jeniffer, the hostess. Jennifer came over to our table and we had a great conversation. She was so very helpful as seems to be true with just about everyone in Costa Rica.
Papagayo Seafood turned out to be an unexpected gem!!!

  • Visited October 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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Marblehead, Ohio
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“FULL TO THE TOP”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were walking by and you could smell the charbroil steaks in the air. I got steak and lobster, she got steak and shrimp. both came with soup/salad. The plates were over the edge ...ever bite was better than the first ! I did'nt want to eat it all , but I did'nt want to waste it either ! I skipped dinner. AND breakfast the next ady !!! The male servers were on top of it every second. The prices were reasonable too !

  • Visited September 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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California
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8 reviews
“Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Drinks were so so, the food was good but many others to choose from. I had whole fried snapper, Nothing special, boring, Seafood salad was lettuce and seafood, not extras, Its okay to eat, just better places to eat at for the same price.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Typical Bar”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Nothing special here. Typical drinks. No great deals. Did not eat there because atmosphere was boring. Too many other better places to from which to choose.

Visited July 2012
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