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Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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New York
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get scared by sophisticated, you may dine in shorts; however, the setting really is upscale as is the food. They offer two 4 course menus, (one meat, one fish), each evening for $49. They also offer an a la carte menu. Everyone at the table does not have to do the 4 course. We did one 4 course and... More 

1 Thank NYWanderer
San Jose
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for dinner during the low season. Service was lead by a gracious and attentive Paola, wife of chef Andrea, the couple that own the restaurant. They have a good selection of wines. We enjoyed the octopus salad very much. The Thai seafood soup was very good, as well as the shrimp dish. The fettuccini were nice. We tasted... More 

Thank Paul B
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highlight of our travels throughout Costa Rica. Fresh ingredients thoughtfully prepared with a diversity in their menu for all tastes. Attentive service in a beautiful ocean view restaurant at a very affordable price.

Thank Hanks_11
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

One of our most memorable events in Costa Rica is our experience with Chef Andrea and Paola. Every course is delicious! We will not forget the beautiful sunset view and relaxing ambience. All 17 of us were amazed by the incredible taste of each plate, from appetizer to dessert. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Zipliner-pt
Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Our hotel told us about this restaurant and it was very close to the El Mangroove Hotel. The owners are husband and wife and made sure we had a nice table with a view and delicious food as well. The outside patio has an amazing view. Great for a drink before dinner.

2 Thank Ken F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Being our last night in Costa Rica, we decided to go and try this restaurant. They made just we remembered it and that we would come back just for this restaurant! The food was exquisite, the service was impeccable and the view of the sunset was breathtaking. This restaurant goes way far beyond a simple meal, it is a complete... More 

1 Thank Annabelle C
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Best dinner we have had in quite some time anywhere. Everything from the setting to the food is not to be missed. The 4 course tasting menu was over the top. Paola and Andrea are wonderful and talented hosts who make you feel welcome and wanting to go back.

Thank mfitz86
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Abbocato has a beautiful location -- get there in time for sunset, by all means! Paola and Andrea are a great combination: impeccable service meets creative cuisine. The a la carte menu has many great choices, but the four course tasting menu is where the real action is. You'll encounter the freshest ingredients of the day, assembled and presented beautifully.

Thank B B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Incredible food and service from Paola and Andrea! Food is great and they make you feel special! We had a great time! Menu changes every day, but they also have a fixed one, both are very good!

Thank Carlos C
New Jersey
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

A short drive from the house we were staying at in Playa Hermosa, we decided to go to Abbocato on our first night in Costa Rica. Most unfortunate for all the other restaurants in the area- because Andrea's cooking at Paola's service set an impossibly high standard. Our experience was incredible - we all had a different 3-course tasting menu... More 

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$55
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 0073
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?