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Abbocato

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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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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best dinner we have had in quite some time anywhere. Everything from the setting to the food is not to be missed. The 4 course tasting menu was over the top. Paola and Andrea are wonderful and talented hosts who make you feel welcome and wanting to go back.

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Thank mfitz86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abbocato has a beautiful location -- get there in time for sunset, by all means! Paola and Andrea are a great combination: impeccable service meets creative cuisine. The a la carte menu has many great choices, but the four course tasting menu is where the real action is. You'll encounter the freshest ingredients of the day, assembled and presented beautifully.

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Thank B B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food and service from Paola and Andrea! Food is great and they make you feel special! We had a great time! Menu changes every day, but they also have a fixed one, both are very good!

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Thank Carlos C
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short drive from the house we were staying at in Playa Hermosa, we decided to go to Abbocato on our first night in Costa Rica. Most unfortunate for all the other restaurants in the area- because Andrea's cooking at Paola's service set an impossibly high standard. Our experience was incredible - we all had a different 3-course tasting menu... More 

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Thank Michael B
NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited the area of Guanacaste and made reservation for 6 couples at Abbocato. What a great choice!!! The place is small and quaint with great service and plenty of flavors. Food was fresh and gourmet without leaving behind the local products and taste of the Costa Rican food. Andrea the chef created dishes with a twist engaging you... More 

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Thank Marietta S
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Those who look at my reviews know I am sparing in my use of "Excellent" in reviews. Abbocato is a pleasant exception. My dining companion and I were greeted by a delightful, intimate restaurant. As it was Thursday (and low season), we were treated to a command performance by the chef and kitchen. It was truly like having your own... More 

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Thank Scott A
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Today we returned to Abbocato, as good as always. We had shrimp with tamarind sauce mmmm... And a risotto that was amazing. For dessert we had creme brule with maracuya accent and chocolate crunch, both excellent. As always, Paola and Andrea super friendly and giving excellent advise. It was so good that we will go back tomorrow for lunch.

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Thank Rosri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

In one word I can describe the atmosphere, the service and the food! The entire experience ........ Excellent! We will return time and time again!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

There are just not enough superlatives to describe this place. They did add a menu but if you like to be adventurous, you can pick either a meat or fish and they will bring you 4 delicious courses of whatever they are making for the evening. We, of course, chose one of each and shared everything. Even the stuff we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Celebrated my birthday at Abboccato. We started with drinks on the patio at sunset...what a spectacular view. I had the chef's 4-course menu that was personalized to accommodate my gluten allergy. I believe it was the best meal I had in my 3 month stay in Costa Rica. High quality dishes, fresh local products, beautifully presented, professionally served, modern furnishings,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $55
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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
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!

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