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The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

) #6 of 15 Restaurants in Mal Pais $$ - $$$ , Seafood, Spanish
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” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (24 reviews)
“white fish” (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 24 November 2013

Breakfast fruit bowel with granola and yogurt was very healthy as we're the breakfast burritos. Dinner salads were healthy and we loved the cheese platter. It is a mellow and clean place to eat and nice to have here at Pranamar.

Thank desertlover92004
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This restaurant was divine! We enjoyed several tapas dishes (the tuna tartar can't be beat) while lounging on the patio overlooking the sunset on the water. The decor was just perfect--beachy, yet modern.

Thank SharKD
Reviewed 20 May 2013

My husband and I went here because of the reviews of the tapas, but we were not very impressed. The food was average at best, and a bit pricey. Maybe the disappointment was because of the several other GREAT restaurants in the area, and I...More

Thank AdventureTraveler_12
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Excellent food at a good price with an amazing view. Best place to eat in Mal Pais for sure. Good selection of dishes and wine.

Thank RKsloths
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We tried a number of restaurants while in the area and this was in our top two. Great food, service and a view to die for. Up high with monkeys, birds in trees nearby and surf off in the distance. A great spot for a...More

Thank KandJSeattle
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Some may find the hike up the steps difficult but the food, the view and the service make the trip well worth it! We went at sunset and enjoyed 5 or 6 beautifully executed tapas dishes and cocktails. The cuisine is creative and the chef...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 31 March 2013

A really stylish place with a welcoming atmosphere. Great restaurant with an inventive menu, wonderful views and lovely cocktails. We also stayed here at Moana Lodge - highly recommended. Breakfasts are really good too though fairly pricey if not staying as guests. If you are...More

Thank PerfectFootprint
Reviewed 24 March 2013

My friends and I were in town for one night and we definitely picked the best place to eat! All the tapas were delicious and Aiden the owner was a super great host! As a fellow Costa Rican chef/owner of a restaurant- I know how...More

Thank Jamieson V
Reviewed 23 March 2013

The climb to get to Papaya was unexpected but the food, drinks and ambiance more than made up for it. We had a few glasses of wine, five different dishes. Views are wonderful. Great experience. 😋

Thank VivianLeslie10
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Fantastic views , good food, beautifully presented. Nice place to sit on the terrace and enjoy a drink while watching the sunset.

Thank Wendy H
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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, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 10:00
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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