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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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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been planning a trip for a group of six couples every spring for 15 years. Our concierge recommended Abbocato so I looked it up. I was really concerned. They basically serve two fixed menus each night. With a group that has both allergy issues and picky eaters I was a little hesitant. I'm so glad we decided to eat... More 

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2 Thank Wade W
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After cocktails outside watching the sunset, we were treated to a stunning meal! We give this our highest recommendation!

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Thank Matt O
Zurich
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Restaurant Beach Club Abbocato offers special menues on reservations only. Most likely the best and most exclusive place to have dinner or lunch in the area. The terrasse offers stunning views of the bay.

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Thank tino124
Littleton, Colorado
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the perfect time of year to be here. Started the evening with drinks by the pool watching the sun set over the Bahia de Papagayo. Andrea came out while we were watching the sunset and told us about the specials. There is a seafood and a meat tasting menu every night. Everything is locally sourced so it changes... More 

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Thank MikeM16
Escazu, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience!! Owned by a wonderful couple of chefs! It was so good that we went back again the following day. You must have the 4 course special which is different every day. Definitely will be back when we visit the area.

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1 Thank Maria A
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my best meal in Costa Rica. Seriously. It was so good I made reservations to come back each of the remaining days of my stay. No kiding. The night started with watching the sunset from their patio with a drink in hand. There is no better way to start the meal. While on the patio, the chef, Andrea... More 

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2 Thank Bhavin P
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The husband & wife owners know what they are doing. They worked together at the 5 star resort nearby & later married & Abbocato is their gift to all of us. Great food , location and a professional staff !!

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Thank CTMANCH
usa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is on a hillside with a magnificent view. You start out on the patio with drinks then you move into the dining room. Very romantic setting in door and out. They offer a la cart or a one price for 4 course dinning. We went with A la cart since I'm not a big eater. I had the... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just in time for the sunset. Abbocato has a stunning view over looking Bahia Panama. We took our time to enjoy our drinks, the views and the warm evening. Once it got darker we moved inside where we could choose our own table. The restaurant is not large, maybe sitting 30 people. Since we were the only ones... More 

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Thank bandbtravel
Seattle
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We hose Abbocato for our last dinner of an excellent week. Loved the passion margarita and the mango/ginger non-alcoholic concoction. Tuna carpaccio was excellent. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his parrotfish and my dad his ossobucco lasagna. I ordered the risotto with smoked ribs and goat cheese. If I thought of it as a risotto dish, it was excellent. Not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $55
Cuisine
Italian, Central American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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?