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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.
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We loved the open air upstairs restaurant and the attention that our waiter gave our group. The guacamole is some of the best we have ever had, and we are from Arizona!
Date of visit: May 2021
Hilda-Brasilito, General Manager at Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of your recent visit to our restaurant. I am very proud of our team and the manner in which they offer an authentic Tico hospitality, best regards
My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant several years ago, and I had felt strongly enough about my experience at this restaurant then, not to go there again. I remember a Seafood Tower that was under-whelming and overpriced at that time.
But recently,...my wife experienced a very nice breakfast there, and so we decided that it was worth another try, this time for lunch. A bad decision...
In the mood for a burger, I first inquired of the waiter about the thickness of the beef patty (to me an indicator not only of the quantity, but more importantly, the quality, of the meat). Informed by the waiter’s finger gesture, that it was a burger about (1) inch thick, I ordered a medium-rare burger. What arrived was a burger, with a pre-made patty approx. 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick, on a bun that was stale and dry. I could only eat part of it.
This is only the 2nd review which I have posted on this site in over (3) years. The first of these was a very positive review of a restaurant which we discovered in Arenal. But the quality of today’s lunch compelled me to post this.More
Date of visit: April 2021
Hilda-Brasilito, General Manager at Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2021
Dear Peter R
Regards from Conchal Hotel and Papaya restaurant . Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your experience at the restaunrant. We take our clients feedback very seriously and use it to continue improving our offerings for our customers....More
My two friends and I ended our trip to Costa Rica at Conchal Hotel and couldn't have been more satisfied. The ambiance of the hotel and restaurant will put you into an immediate state of relaxation and our meals at Papaya Restaurant were INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS....I will be dreaming of the Fresh Tuna Salad until I'm able to return (the ingredients and dressings paired together were out of this world!). We were also big fans of the Sesame-crust tuna, Coconut mahi-mahi, Falafel wrap, and Sesame guacamole (served with homemade flour tortilla "chips"). We wished we had time to try more!! Highly recommend!!More
Date of visit: January 2021
Hilda-Brasilito, Owner at Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2021
Thank you for your nice review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at with us at Conchal Hotel and your dining experience at Papaya ! it really means a lot to us you finding time to leave your review and feedback and in...More
Loved the guacamole. Ate here a lot because staying at hotel. Very tranquil atmosphere, nice decor. Felt unique and not like some of the more commercial restaurants. Stay is super friendly. Would recommend for any meal.
Music on certain nights.More
Date of visit: February 2020
Hilda-Brasilito, Owner at Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020
Thank you for your nice review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit Conchal Hotel and your dining experience at Papaya ! it really means a lot to us you finding time to leave your review and feedback and in particularly for noting the...More
We eat here often. It has the best huevos rancheros. The ambiance is great, but they don’t like dogs, or we would go more.More
Date of visit: February 2020
Hilda-Brasilito, Owner at Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2020
Thank you for taking your time write this review and that you enjoy your breakfast during your visit.
We are sorry that you left with the felling that we dislike dogs on the contrary we love animals and nature in general this is why we...More