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“A most special touch for our 32nd Anniversary dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abbocato

Abbocato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $55
Cuisines: Italian, Central American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Asian, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: To define Abbocato is to talk about a family that will welcome new friends in our home to create an unforgettable experience and to give an elegant and professional service in a distinguished environment with the best view of "Golfo Papagayo".Our goal is to convey a sense of satisfaction on the client through an eno-gastronomic journey of high level, with luxurious and cozy surroundings with large windows and a wonderful terrace where you must enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in the Pacific Ocean.The style of cuisine that Restaurante Aboocato offers can be defined as "author". If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate and contact us!
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A most special touch for our 32nd Anniversary dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you have never had the pleasure of dining at Abbacatos be certain to treat yourself to this fabulous destination spot. We happily return with each visit to this area of Costa Rica and are always pleasantly amazed at the fine dining, ambiance and welcoming atmosphere given to everyone by the owners, Paola and Andreas and their staff. The evening began with their gracious greeting, a gorgeous sunset overlooking Papagayo Bay, on the beautiful outdoor terrace, exceptional dinner, (of course beautifully presented,)and a special personalized desert for our anniversary. We highly recommend Abbacatos for any occasion with family, friends, as a couple, or solo dining. What a treat!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SandVWtravels
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Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“They are the best in Guanacaste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was in town with some friends and talked this place up. They did not disappoint and my friends said this was the best meal they have ever had period. You can't beat the view at sunset and the service is 10 star right down to the chef checking up on you. If you are anywhere in the area get yourself a reservation and enjoy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rumpunch4u
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Dallas TX
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Following Abbocato”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have enjoyed the food coming from this lovely couple for a few years and have watched them move about to this beautiful spot in Playa Panama. On our last visit we were treated like royalty, loving the beautiful food they prepared, sitting with them for a lovely chat and watching the gorgeous view from the pool. The chef and his wife have developed a wonderful atmosphere of elegance and fine food. We always look forward to eating there. Bravo!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusanMalphurs
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“5 Star exquisite dining in Guanacaste!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Amazing gastronomical delight! I saw the reviews on Facebook and could not resist to see for myself. This is the restaurants for foodies. Inexpensive in my mind for what you get. We actually spend more at other restaurants in the Playa Hermosa/Coco areas and the food was not nearly as good. The staff was so attentive. The chef was extra hospitable! You must dine here. Make reservations! They will even open the restaurant for 1 table reservation in the off season! In high season, it is difficult to get a table.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Kelly45215
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Abbocato”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

You know that you expect a lot from a place where you have been reading so much about. We went as a group; the location, the restaurant ambiance, and staff are very nice but, the food did not meet any of our expectations. Maybe it was one of those days but, we even had to return a plate since the meat was tough and dry. A good chef should turn out a good risotto but they missed it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ricardo R
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