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The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

€€ - €€€, Seafood, Spanish
Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0230
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (16 reviews)
“costa rica” (10 reviews)
“sunset drinks” (2 reviews)
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Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We went here one evening for dinner, it was quiet and we were uncertain. We were so pleasantly surprised. First of all, the view is second to none. For sunset, you will be in for such a beautiful, romantic scene. Then I had the nachos....More

Thank Dyell86
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Spectacular view and a lovely setting! Can be very romantic as well :) If the manager is working the bar, ask for the "Mexican Mojito." Not on the menu, but the best drink I had during our entire stay in Costa Rica!! Breakfast: Gallo Pinto...More

Thank pranheim
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stayed at moana lodge for 3 nights, papaya lounge is the hotel restaurant. The first night we had dinner at the restaurant, the ocean views are amazing (high climb to the restaurant but 100% worth it!). The frensh bartender makes delicious cocktails and does...More

Thank sarahYjan
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Very good food with an amazing view. Actually staying at the hotel to which this restaurant belongs. Had dinner and breakfast and both very good. The view is incredible.

Thank Josef Z
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Papaya Lounge located in the Hotel Moana was excellent. They offered full dinner or dinner Tapas style. We opted for the tapas and were not disappointed. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The view from this location on top of the hill was...More

Thank Jeanmarie J
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Our food was wonderful and the view is tremendous! Very much worth the many steps up the hill side to get there.

Thank kayday1991
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We had dinner here 2 evenings. A wonderful experience all around. Gorgeous setting (at least 60 stairs up to the restaurant, so maybe not for those who can't climb but worth the walk up for those who can). I had one of the best meals...More

Thank daisyofottawa
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This was the restaurant at our hotel and we loved it. The plantain chips and guacamole were one of our favorite things to eat in Costa Rica. You have to walk up alot of stairs. But it was completely worth it. The view is so...More

Thank Shi J
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The view is certainly the high point when visiting this place. The food is pretty good as is the service. The space can be very hot if no breeze. They do have a few fans however that help out. The prices are a bit steep...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Very hot and two fans were not working. Beautiful view of ocean. At dinner service was lackadaisical much better at breakfast.

Thank Roxanne L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0230
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