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Seafood, Vegetarian, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, Gluten Free, Latin, Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy, South American, Central American
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200 Metros Sur Del Puente | Conchal Hotel, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2654 9125
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed 6:30 am - 9:30 am
Thu - Tue 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Papaya via TripAdvisor and decided to give it a shot. It's part of a small hotel so you have to know where you are going since the restaurant sign is hard to see from the street. Once you are there just walk through the hotel courtyard (by the smallest swimming pool in CR) and up the stairs to... More 

Thank Anthony W
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, the ribeye was amazing. My shrimp was great. They made us some guacamole and they were nice enough to omit onions since I don't like them. Gustavo was a fantastic waiter. We had live music and he was sooo good. It was just the right amount of music and a variety. The whole staff was so nice.

Thank Ivannia H
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had great food. We had mahi mahi and curry. It was excellent. Jugo de cas was great and we had a brownie and ice cream dessert. We didn't stay at the hotel but it looked nice and we wished we would have.

Thank ivi_smokey_ivi
Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After many days in Tamarindo and after trying several restaurants this restaurant outpaced by far all the others. Compliments to the owners and the girls in the kitchen. Keep up the good work ladies. We will definitely come back before leaving Tamarindo.

Thank gemaroup
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place is fantastic. Definitely go anytime you will be glad you did. We has Breakfast..Pancakes and Costa Rican breakfast.

Thank VirgilsPlate
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Conchal Hotel for 5 nights. We had reservations for 4 nights but added a night because we loved it so much. Papaya restaurant is located at the hotel and is a MUST, even if you're staying elsewhere. The staff was amazing and went above and beyond. As a Celiac, I have to be very... More 

Thank Brigette H
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157 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We did a bit of walk to get here, and it was worth it! The guacamole and mojitos were worth the trek. The food is great, combined w/ a low key atmosphere makes it for the perfect lunch spot. Also nice to walk through the town of Brasilito. It has a great beach vibe.

Thank Sondra W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The large guacamole was amazing. Might be the best I've ever had. Tuna salad was so fresh tasting and super yummy. Service was exceptional and very happy to help us, so kind. Going back tonight :)

Thank kterbug
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Went with one other couple. Nice set up and good atmosphere..... Drinks - Mango Mojito & Pina Colada were actually delicious. App- Tuna Tartar - amazing Entrees - Ordered Tuna, Lobster, and fish green curry. All dishes were very average and did not live up to raving reviews. Server - Did keep our waters filled but Did not crack a... More 

Thank valerianf
Simon P, Owner at Papaya, responded to this review

So sorry you didn't enjoy some of your dishes - we would have been very happy to make it right at the time if you had let us know. We have reviewed with our chef and wait staff and appreciate your feedback. More 

McCall, Idaho
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We stopped here as it was rated #1 with Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The guacamole & then fish tacos were wonderful & very filling. Gustavo, our waiter, was very friendly and called us over to see the monkey family that live in the trees close by. How fun! Cold beer and they have a happy hour from 3... More 

Thank Joani L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Seafood, Vegetarian, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, Gluten Free, Latin, Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 am
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Metros Sur Del Puente | Conchal Hotel, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Brasilito
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 9125
Informal dining in a beautiful relaxed environment. Serving fresh seafood, steaks and vegetarian options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?