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Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“A Beautiful Location/Restaurant and Great Food”
3 weeks ago
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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 27 October 2015

We ate here twice during our one week stay in Playa Panama, because it was SO good. The first time we came in- probably under dressed straight from a beach excursion. We weren't sure it was open, because it was lunch and the parking lot...More

Thank Lindsey L
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I am costarican and have visited many places and restaurants in Latin America and NY, but no place compares to this one. Chef Andre exceeded himself and prepared us some of the best dishes I have ever tried, accompanied with the best view of the...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We were walking down the street and noticed the restaurant Abbocato and decided to have a few cocktails. We like the atmosphere and the service that we decided to have dinner. Everything was great!

Thank PedroPatricia
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Words cannot describe the wonderful experience we had at Abbocato. One of the owners met us at the door and you immediately felt like you were part of their family. We decided on the tasting menu and could not have been more pleased with our...More

Thank socalrugbyref
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to enjoy a dinner here while staying at the nearby El Mangroove resort. We started with cocktails on the patio with a breathtaking view of sunset. It is as magnificent as everyone has described. We had our two daughters with us...More

Thank LeesburgLuv2travel
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We first came here for a late lunch after doing ziplining. Chef and his wife are very friendly and engaging and the food was perfect. A few days later we decided to pass up a restaurant at the Four Seasons for another meal at Abbocato...More

Thank tat52015
Reviewed 17 August 2015

First - you have got to be there for the beautiful view at sunset - relax with some of their wonderful cocktails. After that, be ready for an amazing meal. I had the seafood 4 course dinner and one of my friends had the seafood...More

Reviewed 17 August 2015

Lovely location with breathtaking sunset views. It is an elegant place. We had the four-course dinner which was excellent. We felt comfortable here.

Thank PamTraveller
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Wow, the TripAdvisor reviews for this restaurant were very strong ... and they were not exaggerating. The husband-wife team create some magical dishes in a relaxing and beautiful indoor dining room. The pasta pescatore and lasagna were superb, the catch of the day was fresh...More

Thank stephenefox
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Paola and Andrea have a fantastic restaurant and make you feel very welcome. We had to make reservations for dinner and we arrived early so we could enjoy the sunset from their patio. We were welcomed with question. I have dietary issues and Andrea came...More

Thank cchina
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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, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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!