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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
Closes in 18 min
12:00 - 20:00All hours
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 26 March 2017

This place is on a hillside with a magnificent view. You start out on the patio with drinks then you move into the dining room. Very romantic setting in door and out. They offer a la cart or a one price for 4 course dinning....More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived just in time for the sunset. Abbocato has a stunning view over looking Bahia Panama. We took our time to enjoy our drinks, the views and the warm evening. Once it got darker we moved inside where we could choose our own table....More

Thank bandbtravel
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We hose Abbocato for our last dinner of an excellent week. Loved the passion margarita and the mango/ginger non-alcoholic concoction. Tuna carpaccio was excellent. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his parrotfish and my dad his ossobucco lasagna. I ordered the risotto with smoked ribs and goat...More

Thank GoodEaterstoo
Reviewed 13 March 2017

yum food and wonderful conversations. The deserts were to die for!! Great example of someone moving here and doing what they love the most.

Thank hal_sk
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We dined there twice. Our first experience led us to come back again. Food is excellent, Andrea is a wonderful host and Paola is a fine cook. How they met & started their business is a charmed story. Make sure to visit at sunset!

Thank Vincek65
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We showed up without a reservation and were totally ignored. Waited 15 mins for someone to seat us at an empty restaurant. We left to eat elsewhere

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went there for a change from resort dining. Fabulous dining experience. One of us had the fish course and one the meat course. Every course was flavorful, a gourmet delight.

Thank newjersey123
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Completely overrated. Only giving 1 star (vs 0) because of the lovely hostess. First of all, restaurant dining room looks like it belongs in a strip mall in middle America. Too brightly lit, too much potpourri and furniture of an outdated furniture store. Second, the...More

Thank j1304
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

If anywhere near this restaurant, you must go. We found them years ago when down in CR, they have moved since then due to an earthquake. But the food and service are as good or better than before. This is just an incredible little jewel...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. The food is fantastic ! Very good tasting. I went with my Family and all enjoy it. The owners and waiters were so friendly. Congratulations.

Thank Wlamirrizzo
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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)
23 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, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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