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Makoko

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Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
4701-0000
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant has beautiful setting and obvious talent in the kitchen. Some elements were excellent. But....there were some mistakes that just shouldn't happen. The sirlion was a bit over cooked and the sea bass was good but the shiyake and spinach that came with it was too sour. Overall the restaurant is good with a lot of potential to be... More 

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious dinner here last night 3 kids and 2 adults. The food was so good and tasty we ate everything. Get the deconstructed cheesecake for dessert you'll get a kick out of it we laughed for like an hour over it at the table. Loved all their food and drinks. My Bloody Mary was the best I've ever... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stayed in nearby Playa Hermosa and visited Makoko a few times over our stay. The high quality of food, the exceptional service and the warm ambience were consistently top notch at each visit. They offer gluten free options and will change up anything on the menu to make it gluten free. They heard that it was our daughter's birthday... More 

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Thank Helen M
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

A place you should visit in the majestic Gulf of Papagayo: nice atmosphere, tasty food, excellent service.

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Thank Diecco C
Berthoud, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding breakfast if you are looking for both American and Latin food. We also loved dinner and found the prices to be very reasonable for a resort

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Thank Run4Life5k
Guatemala
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

I would write the review based on the best Mahi Mahi I have ever tried. I am sure this place would be a good choice for a foodie. I heard that Makako, Abbocato and Ginger were excellent choices and so far so good.

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Thank EdgarSGuatemala
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

A must while in Guanacaste for a lovely evening experience! Great Menu Gourmet style!! Loved the Wine!!

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Wellesley, MA
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52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

There's so much going for this restaurant--beautiful setting and obvious talent in the kitchen. Some elements were excellent. But....there were some misfires that just shouldn't happen! We ordered a lettuce soup that was nuanced and delicious. The short rib was succulent, perfectly glazed and divine--but there was no other accompaniment on the plate. Just a splash of a purée. It... More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located inside the El Mangroove Hotel, overlooking the pool and the ocean at the end of the pool. The architecture of the open terrace resembles a nest. Few and pricey dishes but well executed and the wine list is very good. Would totally recommend for a romantic dinner.

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Thank Francisco U
Stafford, Virginia
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed up the hill at a villa for a week. El Mangroves became one of our favorite lunch spots. Good ambiance with soothing music. When we had 2 hours to kill after checking out , we chose this spot for a long lunch. The only downside was that they would not let us sit on the lounge chairs to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: 4701-0000

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