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) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Playa Panama $$$$ Italian, , Seafood
Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
2 May 2017
“A Beautiful Location/Restaurant and Great Food”
30 Apr 2017
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Italian, Central American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were there on a work trip and they booked out the whole restauarant for 20 of us. We started with drinks and appetizers on the beautiful patio that overlooks the ocean and forest. Dinner was served and we had 5 courses and all the...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

GO TO ABBOCATO. Every single day, Abbocato creates new specials. You can choose between seafood and meat- or have booth if you are feeling lucky. This place is HOME. You feel like you are sitting in your dining room, with decor that is a bit...More

Thank egolub
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

incredible food! we were not expecting such a cuisine at such a reasonable price. super kid-friendly as well. everybody spending holidays in the region should go out if the resort and treat themselves to the amazing abbocato!

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I've been planning a trip for a group of six couples every spring for 15 years. Our concierge recommended Abbocato so I looked it up. I was really concerned. They basically serve two fixed menus each night. With a group that has both allergy issues...More

2  Thank Wade W
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

After cocktails outside watching the sunset, we were treated to a stunning meal! We give this our highest recommendation!

Thank Matt O
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The Restaurant Beach Club Abbocato offers special menues on reservations only. Most likely the best and most exclusive place to have dinner or lunch in the area. The terrasse offers stunning views of the bay.

Thank tino124
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

It was the perfect time of year to be here. Started the evening with drinks by the pool watching the sun set over the Bahia de Papagayo. Andrea came out while we were watching the sunset and told us about the specials. There is a...More

Thank MikeM16
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What an amazing experience!! Owned by a wonderful couple of chefs! It was so good that we went back again the following day. You must have the 4 course special which is different every day. Definitely will be back when we visit the area.

1  Thank Maria A
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This was my best meal in Costa Rica. Seriously. It was so good I made reservations to come back each of the remaining days of my stay. No kiding. The night started with watching the sunset from their patio with a drink in hand. There...More

2  Thank Bhavin P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The husband & wife owners know what they are doing. They worked together at the 5 star resort nearby & later married & Abbocato is their gift to all of us. Great food , location and a professional staff !!

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Alpa B
I would like to know if I could book a table for 14 people and if the restaurant caters to vegetarians (not just serving rice, beans and veggies)
24 January 2017|
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Response from Abbocato | Property representative |
Good Morning, Yes we can help you, please write us to our webmail or call (506)2672-0073. Regards, Abbocato
Michael B
The Abbocato website indicates a closing time of 8:00 PM. Is this correct? Or is 8 PM the latest time that you will take a reservation. We would typically go to dinner around 7:30 PM. Thank you!
8 June 2016|
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Response from relaxing_dad | Reviewed this property |
That would be the last "seating time", definitely not when they close. Not sure if they are open this June, like many others, as it is a very slow time in the area. Definitely call ahead.
I live in Florida. Want to treat a couple who just got married and who live in Playa Panama.Would like to put on my credit card in advance. What cards do you take and should I email info to you? Would $200 American be enough for drinks and dinner for two? Is it safe to email card info?
24 March 2016|
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Response from Abbocato | Property representative |
Hola, Please call our restaurant number (506)26720073. Regards, Abbocato
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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