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The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0230
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunset view” (3 reviews)
“moana hotel” (2 reviews)
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Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view here is amazing, the food backs it up. This is an awesome location to kick back and relax, have a few drinks, eat some killer food and really settle into your vacation in the jungle!

Thank Aaron A
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband And I just spent 6 days at Moana Hotel and frequented the Papaya Lounge for almost every meal. We had the pleasure of being served by Jose Luis and Irvin Alexander. They were excellent servers and they made great drinks! The food was...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed February 15, 2018

We stayed at the hotel Moana so came three times in total during our stay -- once for breakfast, once for drinks and an app, and once for just drinks. Breakfast was fine, nothing special. The cocktails were good, but again nothing special. The view...More

Thank leliz522
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We went here several times over our last two trips. It is WELL worth the trip up the stairs to appreciate the incredible panoramic sunset view on the horizon. Food is sooo tasty and service is impeccable.

Thank Dyell86
Reviewed April 25, 2017

We went here one evening for dinner, it was quiet and we were uncertain. We were so pleasantly surprised. First of all, the view is second to none. For sunset, you will be in for such a beautiful, romantic scene. Then I had the nachos....More

Thank Dyell86
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Spectacular view and a lovely setting! Can be very romantic as well :) If the manager is working the bar, ask for the "Mexican Mojito." Not on the menu, but the best drink I had during our entire stay in Costa Rica!! Breakfast: Gallo Pinto...More

1  Thank pranheim
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We stayed at moana lodge for 3 nights, papaya lounge is the hotel restaurant. The first night we had dinner at the restaurant, the ocean views are amazing (high climb to the restaurant but 100% worth it!). The frensh bartender makes delicious cocktails and does...More

Thank sarahYjan
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Very good food with an amazing view. Actually staying at the hotel to which this restaurant belongs. Had dinner and breakfast and both very good. The view is incredible.

Thank Josef Z
Reviewed March 27, 2016

The Papaya Lounge located in the Hotel Moana was excellent. They offered full dinner or dinner Tapas style. We opted for the tapas and were not disappointed. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The view from this location on top of the hill was...More

1  Thank Jeanmarie J
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Our food was wonderful and the view is tremendous! Very much worth the many steps up the hill side to get there.

Thank kayday1991
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $18
Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0230
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