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Gulf of Papagayo, 50503, Costa Rica
4701 0000
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

a beautiful facility, the hotel and the restaurant along with the bar area is well worth the drive to Papagayo to see. As for the food , in my opinion , hotel cuisine, expensive and but very good at least my dish of Caviiti and Squid .

Thank tombrady127
Richland, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Friends took us to this wonderful place for dinner. Nothing wrong there! But, our entree of Sea Bass was horrible! I choked it down, it was way over cooked and the mushrooms that were served with it were over cooked also and very very salty! Then we ordered dessert which was a complete dissapointment. I think you need a new... More 

Thank Saralee58
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My family and I ate Christmas dinner here while staying at El Mangroove. The service was good as was the ambiance, but I cannot recommend eating here as the food was irredeemably bad. To catalog my meal, I started off with high hopes as the menu seems quite creative and the service/restaurant prepare one for a great experience. However, I... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent food, great atmosphere, spectacular site and view. The walnut pappardelle with duck confit was really good. Everyone were pleased with their food.

Thank LDive
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was very exited about eating there, but food wasn´t really not of the extraordinary. I had a tuna tartar as an entrance and it was ridiculously small and not so great and then I had pasta with octopus and capers, that was good but the pasta was overcooked . My husband had a burger and he liked it but... More 

Thank Violetagrancelli
boston, ma
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've been in Hermosa for 5 nights and have eaten here 4 times. Costa rican tapas which is perfect for the climate. Bartender was Andres. I had CR beer Bavaria. For tapas, I had fish tacos, bazooka nachos (not what you would think) with goat cheese. Daniel is the chef and was trained at the four seasons. All good.

Thank BostonGringo
Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Loved everything but the Sea Bass and the Short Ribs are outstanding! The tuna tartar was excellent as well. Executive Chef, Sebastian La Rocca is amazing and we really enjoyed how he came to each table, was truly wonderful and really cared about the experience everyone was having. My son was feeling a bit under the weather and they even... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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  • Address: Gulf of Papagayo, 50503, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo
  • Phone Number: 4701 0000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?