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The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0230
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (17 reviews)
“costa rica” (10 reviews)
“sunset view” (3 reviews)
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Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband And I just spent 6 days at Moana Hotel and frequented the Papaya Lounge for almost every meal. We had the pleasure of being served by Jose Luis and Irvin Alexander. They were excellent servers and they made great drinks! The food was...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We stayed at the hotel Moana so came three times in total during our stay -- once for breakfast, once for drinks and an app, and once for just drinks. Breakfast was fine, nothing special. The cocktails were good, but again nothing special. The view...More

Thank leliz522
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We went here several times over our last two trips. It is WELL worth the trip up the stairs to appreciate the incredible panoramic sunset view on the horizon. Food is sooo tasty and service is impeccable.

Thank Dyell86
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went here one evening for dinner, it was quiet and we were uncertain. We were so pleasantly surprised. First of all, the view is second to none. For sunset, you will be in for such a beautiful, romantic scene. Then I had the nachos....More

Thank Dyell86
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Spectacular view and a lovely setting! Can be very romantic as well :) If the manager is working the bar, ask for the "Mexican Mojito." Not on the menu, but the best drink I had during our entire stay in Costa Rica!! Breakfast: Gallo Pinto...More

1  Thank pranheim
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stayed at moana lodge for 3 nights, papaya lounge is the hotel restaurant. The first night we had dinner at the restaurant, the ocean views are amazing (high climb to the restaurant but 100% worth it!). The frensh bartender makes delicious cocktails and does...More

Thank sarahYjan
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Very good food with an amazing view. Actually staying at the hotel to which this restaurant belongs. Had dinner and breakfast and both very good. The view is incredible.

Thank Josef Z
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Papaya Lounge located in the Hotel Moana was excellent. They offered full dinner or dinner Tapas style. We opted for the tapas and were not disappointed. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The view from this location on top of the hill was...More

1  Thank Jeanmarie J
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Our food was wonderful and the view is tremendous! Very much worth the many steps up the hill side to get there.

Thank kayday1991
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had dinner here 2 evenings. A wonderful experience all around. Gorgeous setting (at least 60 stairs up to the restaurant, so maybe not for those who can't climb but worth the walk up for those who can). I had one of the best meals...More

Thank daisyofottawa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 18
Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0230
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