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“Great food and fantastic ambience”
Review of Papaya

Papaya
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Brasilito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Costa Rican, Healthy
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Informal dining in a beautiful relaxed environment. Serving super fresh seafood, steaks and vegetarian options. Live dinner music through high season Tuesdays and Saturdays. Breakfast and dinner specials daily (best value in town!) and Happy Hour with signature cocktails and local beers 2x1 Chef Hilda Rodriguez creates signature dishes including cocounut Mahi-Mahi, lobster with mango chili salsa, fresh seared sesame-crust tuna, Thai style coconut curries, and our famous Surf 'n' Surf. We highly recommend reservations in high season.
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Best mahi mahi I have had is Costa Rica in our month stay- also great lime cake and special organic chocolate cake- The setting is like a Pacific Tiki hut...so perfect including the hammocks in the loft!! We are definitely returning..

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Wonderful meals, Great food and the service is outstanding. The best chips and guacamole I ever had! Tuna steaks that looked and tasted like the best filet.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Putting to one side the instinctive bias-half of the couple who run Papaya is British, this is still a great place to eat. The menu is ambitious and inventive. Loads of fresh seafood , well executed. A lovely relaxed setting. One one visit my North American guests, not easily pleased saidit was the best yellow finned tuna he had ever had. Even had a nice claret on the wine list.

Thank betleugese
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

After many, many trips to this area we finally stumbled upon this adorable little place. Our family went for dinner and enjoyed the best salads we've had in Costa Rica. It's easy to find grilled fish and sea food platters around, but discovering a place where they use herbs and vegetables and delicate flavors to compliment the fish was a pleasant surprise. We ordered the green papaya salad and the Greek salad to start - both we're pfectly dressed and flavorful. My husband ordered the sesame crusted tuna and my mom and I got the coconut crusted mahi mahi. Both were delicious. I'm tempted to go back tonight!

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Thank Mapachula78
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed at the hotel, but wanted to say that the food here is really amazing. We had lunch and dinner here, and were surprised and satisfied both times.

For lunch we had two salads, and chicken salad and a "custom-made" vegetarian. Both were clean, fresh, and satisfying.

For dinner that evening we had the seared tuna (fish of the day) and another dish. Both where very flavorful, with nice touches.

The service was good too. Inviting and helpful, but not obtrusive. Overall, this is a very romantic place to have dinner and hang out. The desert was awesome too.

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Thank Eugene_Kozorovitsky
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