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“Dependable choice”
Review of Papagayo Seafood

Papagayo Seafood
Ranked #17 of 108 Restaurants in Playas del Coco
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Have been to Papagayo twice during the past 3 weeks - enjoyed last night's dinner more than the last, but it has been good both times. Ceviche is very fresh. The fresh catch of the day (red snapper) with La Meuniere sauce was light and flaky with well-seasoned mixed veggies, mashed potatoes and a so-so salad. Another in our group liked the Cajun Feast (a LARGE amount of food) except for the jambalaya. The maitre d' was very attentive and gracious. As others have stated, the restaurant seating is open-air on the second floor, allowing the street scene of Coco's main thoroughfare below to provide a lot of entertainment during the meal.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

This place is right in the thick of the action in Coco, and we enjoyed a very pleasant meal here. The service was fine. If you want American style food and dining, just stay home. The service was not quick, but it was attentive as we wanted and the food was plentiful. We got well prepared seafood. There are plenty of grilled and very well prepared options that were not fried. If you don't want fried, don't order fried.

As for value, we got a lovely grilled fish meal with all the fixings for about ten bucks, so I think we did just fine. We tried the fried calamari for appetizers and found them well prepared, yummy, not greasy, and a really nice sized portion.

I reserve five stars for really memorable outstanding experiences. This was very good, and definitely worth a stop if you're in Coco and want seafood in a pleasant dining atmosphere.

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Thank garlicmike
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Don't eat here if you like fish! Well, unless it is deep fried food you're after anyways. My wife had the Sea Bass and it was greasy, overpowered by the sauce recommended by the waiter, and extremely fishy tasting. I had the Yellow Fin Tuna and it was over cooked as I asked for rare & it was cooked Galway through. Our son had the Gumbo & it was a salty, brown & brackish tasting attempt. The food was very, very poor. I don't normally write such strongly worded reviews but I'm holding back here. It was very expensive as well. Too bad because it looked cool.

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Thank GarthnKath
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

The first time we ate at Papa's in 2001 we were amazed at the quality and quantity. Simple put it was the best in town! Still located in the same building when other restaurants have closed their doors. Their prices have risen considerably over the years but the quality has remained the same.= excellent!!

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Best seafood I've had in years! Highly recommended!

Thank Goldenmomo
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