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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Fusion

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Informal dining in a beautiful relaxed environment. Serving super fresh seafood, steaks and vegetarian options. Live dinner music through high season Tuesdays and Saturdays. Breakfast and dinner specials daily (best value in town!) and Happy Hour with signature cocktails and local beers 2x1 Chef Hilda Rodriguez creates signature dishes including cocounut Mahi-Mahi, lobster with mango chili salsa, fresh seared sesame-crust tuna, Thai style coconut curries, and our famous Surf 'n' Surf. We highly recommend reservations in high season.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Fusion, Healthy
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is in the Hotel Conchal. The space is light & airy, with GREAT service (thank you Marta & Gustavo)! The mojitos that Donald makes are so delicious (along with many other drinks)! We are not typically into the generic surf & turf kind...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ibmego4280
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a great place. We were greeted friendly and enthusiastically and shown to a table overlooking the pool. The staff was perfect and took excellent care. Our meal was the coconut mahi (great!) and a whole fried snapper (equally amazing). They had entertainment of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MikeMinCR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a quiet romantic dinner. This place is great for any meal during the day. The food was delicious and the service was very good. I have eaten here many times and always have had a great meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kurt K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was incredible but what really kept us coming back was the crew. Hilda, who owns the restaurant, was the sweetest soul and Gustavo, our incredible host, was a gem bursting with personality. I truly hope to return to this beautiful restaurant again some...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank meme11434
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Papaya Restaurant at the Conchal Hotel is exceptionally good and the diners offered are worth the price. The meat was cooked to perfection in the surf-n-turf that I ordered and the lobster was of very good quality as well. The seared tuna was excellent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RMDTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our family based on the high recommendations. After our drink order we weren’t attended to nor was the issue that no food came to our table for over an hour even addressed until about ten minutes before our food finally arrived. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jason N
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Great coffee and fresh cooked breakfast each day though our room stay at the Conchal hotel! Fresh made juices each day as well. Would recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wer2watsons
Simon P, Manager at Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meals and appreciate your comments.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

We stayed at the Conchal for a week and went to the restaurant almost every day, and most of the evenings. The service was outstanding, even catered to my picky teenage daughter, bent over backwards to make her happy, and she was! All the food...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Trip548254
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Papaya is without doubt the best restaurant in the area. Although there are other good places to eat, nowhere came close to preparing the delicious dishes and fresh ingredients used here. On top of that, Papaya offers superb value for money (breakfast is only $5!)....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank murphy20112018
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We stayed at Conchal Hotel four days, and we tried different things from the menu. There's a lot of variety. The tenderloin steaks are imported from the US, and are very good! Steak and lobster was great! We found out that many locals come here...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mstraha
Simon P, Manager at Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments. Actually the majority of our steaks are imported from Nicaragua where we have found a wonderful farm raising grass-fed beef. We look forward to your return!

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January 1, 2018|
Response from ConchalHotel | Property representative |
We generally close only on Wednesdays, also during periods in low season for staff vacations.
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