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Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
12:00 - 20:00
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks to Juan Diego from the El Mangroove resort for his recommendation. My husband and one daughter went the day before to make our reservations... first we had drinks and appetizers outside to view the sunset.. we actually went into the parking lot for better photo ops of the sunset...the staff was friendly and attentive to all our needs. My... More 

Thank Purpledonnamaria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a night! This restaurant has a patio overlooking the ocean and the sky turns all kinds of colours!! We were lucky enough to go on a night that they had live music. A kind of jazzy band with a singer from 5-7 and we loved them! Where else in the world can you get this caliber of music for... More 

Thank Victoriauj
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for dinner - recommended for the view. Very nice people who worked there, but the food was not that great. We tried different things, both a-la carte and the 4 course of the day. Nothing really impressed us. There are other better restuarants in the area.

Thank Christian G
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our dining experience was so enjoyable and reasonable for the experience. We arrived early tp enjoy the sunset and the view.The four course dinner was delicious and in my opinion very reasonable for this type of meal.If you like fine dining put this on your list.The owners are just lovely and I love how gracious and welcoming they are.

Thank tasdiwine
Mount Sinai, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we went to Abbocato! Beautiful artwork, outstanding service are all outshines by the delicious food! My husband had the 4 course seafood tasting, and I had the meat tasting, both were fantastic. Quite reasonably priced ! We will be coming back soon. Cant wait to view the sunset

Thank Bonnie A
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those already staying in luxurious papagayo, it's worth a trip to this restaurant. The 4 course tasting comes in meat or seafood variations and we had one of each. We also asked for the wine pairing. The chef comes out to describe everything and each bite is so flavorful and well balanced. It's not only popular with the tourists... More 

Thank chanello_tumblr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very excited to go there. Horrible experience. My pork was old and dry and my wife's pasta was way too salty. Almost a 3hour dinner for a 2 courses dinner. Crazy expensive. What a waste of money! Don't go!

Thank Marc-Antoine R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding! Fantastic 4 course meal. Unbelievably breathtaking views. Service was the best. The Chef took the time to show us around and kept checking on our experience.

Thank Ann Z
Oakville, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant on our recent trip to Costa Rica. Fabulous pairing of food and wine. What a fantastic experience. Owners are the most welcoming and gracious. Would highly recommend a visit to this wonderful restaurant.

Thank paulamcken
New York
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

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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, Central American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Asian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, 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?