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Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0073
12:00 - 20:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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. We went with A la cart since I'm not a big eater. I had the... More 

Thank Sarah B
Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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. The restaurant is not large, maybe sitting 30 people. Since we were the only ones... More 

Thank bandbtravel
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 cheese. If I thought of it as a risotto dish, it was excellent. Not a... More 

Thank GoodEaterstoo
Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Alajuela, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles 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 flavors are strange combinations and not well put together - the tuna carpaccio (which was... More 

Thank j1304
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in CR, make sure you get a reservation as it is a small restaurant and... More 

Thank Steve W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 55
Italian, Central American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?