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Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
Description: To define Abbocato is to talk about a family that will welcome new friends...
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". If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate and contact us!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Another foodie gem in Costa Rica!

While staying at the El Mangroove, we learned about this gem of a restaurant, just a half mile away (up a steep hill), so bit the bullet & took the $25 R/T cab ride from the hotel. Hubby & I both opted for the meat tasting menu & loved everything but the pork. We are just used to a different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer E
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Woodinville
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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here the other night (Friday) and at the time, about 6pm, there were only two other couples dining. Pros: - lovely outdoor setting. They seat you outside during the sunset/cocktail hour and seat you inside for the actual dinner. - prix fixe of four courses at $45/head was a good deal - good food, though some dishes... More 

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Leonia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

saw so many great recent reviews that I had to give this one a try. "Come early to watch the sunset" they said Sun set behind a building and you could not see. It. Only about 12 diners that night. 4 course menu that sounded spactular but was not 5 star Expensive, dinner with wine, mid priced, was about $95... More 

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Thank Pat B
Woodinville
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying at the El Mangroove, we learned about this gem of a restaurant, just a half mile away (up a steep hill), so bit the bullet & took the $25 R/T cab ride from the hotel. Hubby & I both opted for the meat tasting menu & loved everything but the pork. We are just used to a different... More 

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Thank Jennifer E
Wallisellen, Switzerland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the Abbocato, plan ample of time to enjoy a cocktail (or two...) on the terrace, while watching the sunset over the gulf of Papagayo. The restaurant offers a selection of a la carte specialities, as well as two daily changing four course dinner menus. The charming hosts Paola and Andrea, both experienced and creative chefs, are spoiling their... More 

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Thank Werner B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Costa Rica in 2015 and were lucky enough to eat at Abbocato. We loved the country so much that we returned again in January 2016 and chose to eat at Abbocato for our anniversary dinner. It was truly incredible. Paola and Andrea have a winning formula on their hands. The service was excellent, the food... More 

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Thank Mike D
La Salle
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at El Mangroove we heard about the lovely restaurant named Abbocato. About about 9:30 AM. we decided to walk to Abbocato from El Mangroove. The walk was a hearty uphill treck but with magnificent views. The restaurant didn't open until noon so we did a tour of the Jaguar Condominiums being built on the property and then went... More 

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Thank Ella W
New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Abbocato while on vacation in Costa Rica. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team who pride themselves on serving you expertly prepared food and an all around outstanding dining experience. They have several, very affordable tasting menus available, as well as a small a la carte menu you... More 

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Thank Kelly L
New York, NY
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here our last (8th) night in Costa Rica. Chef offers two tasting menus - one meat and one fish - but he also made a special vegetarian tasting menu for my husband (which i had also). Each course was well thought out. The chef cares very much about the food. The staff were also amazing. We came a... More 

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Thank ejsnyc
New York, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't say that lightly. Coming to Costa Rica the expectation is beautiful scenery and beaches, not a tasting menu on par or superior to any meal I've had from New York to chateaus in France. The tasting menu is $49 includes 3 incredible courses and dessert. A single entre is around $20 but would be at least $30 in... More 

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Thank danchertok
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a treat both foodwise and servicewise. Absolutely a must for foodies visiting Guanacaste. Run by a family with a nice personal touch. Reservations are strongly recommended (we were not able to get there without making one, came back the nest day and were very happy about this decision). Not cheap, but well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 0073

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 55
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions

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". If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate and contact us!
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?