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Playa Panama | Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
+506 2105 7575
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
International, Fusion, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Playa Panama | Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had drinks and light dinner fare here. Drinks were funky (in a good way) and food was ok. A bit pricy for the portion size but it does have some flair and is different.

Thank ScottieW2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great option in your are at or near Playa Panama, this restaurant is at El Mangroove Hotel, food is great, ambient is awesome and staff is so friendly.

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food but service can be slow at times. Has inside and outside dinning. I had the ribeye steak for dinner and it was very good. My wife had the lamb chops and thought they we're excellent

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Seemed sensible to book dinner in the hotel for the evening of arriving at El Mangroove. Staff were very pleasant and welcoming. The wine we wanted was not available so they let us taste two others (this meant opening both) to decide which we preferred....More

1  Thank Duncan F
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Lovely outdoor dinning- good food, good service. Indoor option for dinning, but never opted for that.

Thank BostonCloudyday
Reviewed May 2, 2017

The bartending staff work so hard and they make really excellent drinks. Their drink menu is very different incorporating all sorts of local beverages and something that is unusual that you've never tried before. They also serve your typical north american drinks and overall it...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We had breakfast every day there and the food and service were great. We ate there once for dinner and even with a tired toddler, the food was amazing. We had the Bang-boo cocktail and it became our favorite drink the entire vacation.

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here with a large party. The setting was outstanding. The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor area. They had a long table for twelve set up in the indoor area. Surrounded by glass walls and a bamboo type garden. It was beautiful....More

1  Thank Wade W
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Very, very bad experience in this "restaurant"... Not with the employees, pleasant and competent No way to find something acceptable in the plate all along the dinner... more : the chair was really uncomfortable, so, an expected good evening become a stress and deception experience......More

Thank Worldwidegourmet
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed several breakfasts and dinners here during our stay at El Mangroove. Staff is wonderful. Dinner can be pricy but food was good. Service is Costa Rica is slow so let your server know if you don't want to linger. They offer many gluten...More

Thank msj65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Panama | Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: +506 2105 7575
El Mangrooveʼs main restaurant defines our culinary philosophy: a gastronomical experience isn’t confined by language and a dish on your table. It includes well-being, versatility, artistry and personalized attention that you’ll take in with all your senses. If good food is the way to the heart, Makoko is the scenic route.
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