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“Delicious food and drink. Wonderful views.”

The Papaya Lounge Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Mal Pais
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Washington, D.C.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food and drink. Wonderful views.”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

A wonderful spot with great food and delicious drinks by the two Mikes. They don't serve lunch but have great breakfast and dinners.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best views over the coast and fine dining”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We did not stay in he hotel, but we went for the sunset drinks and a dinner. Set on top of the hill, heavy climbing of lots if stairs, but once you are on the deck of the lounge / restaurant, you feel like being in the most beautiful place in the world. A beautiful open air lounge with comfortable sofa, a tastefully decorated bar and a nice setting of dining tables welcomes you.
The place is ain't end in wam red colours and decorated with very nice local art. The Irish owner operates as the bartender and shakes the best cocktails of Mal Pais.
We came back for dinner and received great service and surprisingly good food, such as grilled lobster.
The hotel offers beautiful bungalows, nicely and luxuriously decorated with lots of privacy.
Although we did not stay here, but in the nearby Beija Flor (which was very disappointing), next time we will. Highly recommended place!

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Thank minvielle
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Haslum
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“See the sunset and die...”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Just the best place to see the magical sunset over the Pacific ocean. Serves great cocktails, and very good tapas. A bit pricy.

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Decatur, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Sunsets”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

If you want to witness the most incredible sunsets while sipping a cocktail this is the place to do it!
The lounge is so funky yet comfortable. The service fantastic and the bocas (tapa type food) were excellent.
This is my favorite sunset place and I recommend it to anyone visiting Santa Teresa/Mal Pais!

Visited December 2012
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roma
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“Paradise in a boutique hotel”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

from breakfast to dinner gourmet, from service, to the beautiful rooms and the incredible panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, not to mention the sunsets in moana lodge feel in paradise. We hope to return soon.

  • Visited November 2012
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