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“Fitting end to a wonderful vacation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abbocato

Abbocato
Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
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Price range: $5 - $55
Cuisines: Asian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: To define Abbocato is to talk about a family that will welcome new friends in our home to create an unforgettable experience and to give an elegant and professional service in a distinguished environment with the best view of “Golfo Papagayo”.Our goal is to convey a sense of satisfaction on the client through an eno-gastronomic journey of high level, with luxurious and cozy surroundings with large windows and a wonderful terrace where you must enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in the Pacific Ocean.The style of cuisine that Restaurante Aboocato offers can be defined as “author”. On a daily basis Paola and Andrea, both highly experienced chefs, organize next day’s menu according to the main ingredients, based on freshness and quality to bring out the best flavors on all the dishes prepared.You can enjoy every night, one of two choices from our menu. It can be mediterranean or asian. They both include an entree, a soup or a second entree, a main dish and a dessert.For those who want to experience a less formal meal, we offer a “tapas” gourmet menu. It includes meat tapas, chicken tapas, vegetarian tapas, and more. We will satisfy any taste you desire.For lunch, our menu represents our compromise to our clients. We have a "a la carte menú" and different daily specials presented in our unique and original way with all of our authentic flavors.In addition we have a great beverage selection, from our original cocktails to exotic drinks. Our wine list offers organic and biodinamic options like our house wines, which are labeled from different parts of the world with a very high quality-price realation. To these wines we add a very personal selection of unique bottles in Costa Rica, for those wine lovers and wine experts that like to experience a unique tasting.There is no need to mention, that all of this would be impossible without the collaboration from our staff; they are well prepared, professional and experienced, with an extraordinary attitude towards your experience, so that you will remember it for the rest of your life.We will be waiting for you!If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate and contact us!
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Fitting end to a wonderful vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Andrea and Paola are wonderful hosts and certain to make your visit very memorable. The food is exceptional and is the only place in Papagayo which offers five star fine dining with wine pairing. This is the place to visit if you are looking for vegetarian food or if you have any dietary restrictions as the they will go out of their way and innovate to come up with a exclusive three course meal. They are closed on Sunday and Monday nights for dinner and prefer that you call ahead and reserve a table.

After dinner the two hosts spent quality time with us and we learnt a lot about their backgrounds and the country in general. We will not hesitate to visit this place on our next trip.

Vivek

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A most special touch for our 32nd Anniversary dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you have never had the pleasure of dining at Abbacatos be certain to treat yourself to this fabulous destination spot. We happily return with each visit to this area of Costa Rica and are always pleasantly amazed at the fine dining, ambiance and welcoming atmosphere given to everyone by the owners, Paola and Andreas and their staff. The evening began with their gracious greeting, a gorgeous sunset overlooking Papagayo Bay, on the beautiful outdoor terrace, exceptional dinner, (of course beautifully presented,)and a special personalized desert for our anniversary. We highly recommend Abbacatos for any occasion with family, friends, as a couple, or solo dining. What a treat!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“They are the best in Guanacaste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was in town with some friends and talked this place up. They did not disappoint and my friends said this was the best meal they have ever had period. You can't beat the view at sunset and the service is 10 star right down to the chef checking up on you. If you are anywhere in the area get yourself a reservation and enjoy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Following Abbocato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have enjoyed the food coming from this lovely couple for a few years and have watched them move about to this beautiful spot in Playa Panama. On our last visit we were treated like royalty, loving the beautiful food they prepared, sitting with them for a lovely chat and watching the gorgeous view from the pool. The chef and his wife have developed a wonderful atmosphere of elegance and fine food. We always look forward to eating there. Bravo!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“5 Star exquisite dining in Guanacaste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Amazing gastronomical delight! I saw the reviews on Facebook and could not resist to see for myself. This is the restaurants for foodies. Inexpensive in my mind for what you get. We actually spend more at other restaurants in the Playa Hermosa/Coco areas and the food was not nearly as good. The staff was so attentive. The chef was extra hospitable! You must dine here. Make reservations! They will even open the restaurant for 1 table reservation in the off season! In high season, it is difficult to get a table.

Visited June 2014
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