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Sabores Del Paraiso

$$ - $$$
Central American, American, Latin, South American
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100 Meters South of Hotel Casablanca, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1124
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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We got married in Costa Rica and Donna and her staff were the icing on the cake to a perfect wedding day! Donna was incredibly responsive to my (many, many) emails over the 11 months that we were planing our event. Neither my husband nor I had been to Costa Rica before our wedding trip and were not sure what... More 

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Memphis, TN
Level Contributor
128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We had Donna come and had an amazing dinner! She was so kind and delivered an awesome meal- I would definitely recommend her for your private dinner in Costa Rica! She is so sweet and a prepared a meal that we will not forget -thanks Donna:) Service beyond compare:)

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Oakland, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2012

I have been to Costa Rica twice now, both wonderful trips that exceeded my expectations. For those that haven’t been, there is not exactly a distinctive “Tico Cuisine”. Fried plantains, dirty rice, chicken and fruit were the staples of my first trip. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but didn’t come back talking about the food. This time... More 

Thank Caleb A
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

I wanted to thank Caleb for such a gracious complement. It was our pleasure to cook for you and the rest of the gang. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2012

My family spent a week in Costa Rica, and Martha and Donna played a huge role in making the vacation as terrific as it was. I live in New York, and the food they prepared was on par with restaurant meals you'd get here. They have a diverse menu that includes options that showcase Costa Rican food (though I must... More 

Thank Shannon W
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

Martha and I would like to thank Sharon and her friends for having us, it was such a pleasure to cook for them. They were able to really enjoy themselves and relax in the comfort of their home away from home. More 

San Diego, Ca.
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Having a meal prepared by Donna and Martha was truly a delight. Not only was the food fresh and delicious, but the two women are wonderful to be around. They prepared special meals each night and catered to any food allergies. Half of our group was lactose intolerant, while half weren't so Donna and Martha prepared food so that both... More 

Thank jbuelna
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to cook for you and your family! I love my job when I know that I have made your taste buds explode with delight! Thank you More 

Berkeley, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Donna is truly a talent. Not only did we have amazing food, both locally sourced and an internationally inspired cuisine, but also menus catered to very diverse needs and preferences (chicken and fish only, meat eaters and lactose intolerant). In addition, she creates an environment that is warm and joyfully spirited. She genuinely loves what she does and it comes... More 

Thank Scott A
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you Scott for such an amazing review! It was our pleasure to cook and surprise you and your family. More 

Daly City, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Donna runs an amazing operation, tailoring her menus to her clients, and providing both locally sourced and internationally inspired cuisine. We had the pleasure of having our breakfasts and dinners prepared by Donna and Marta for a week while we visited Costa Rica, and there wasn't a single meal I didn't love. Combine that with the absolute JOY they brought... More 

Thank DalyCityMike
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for your beautiful review! Martha and I have become so attached to Mike and the group that accompanied him on this trip. It was like cooking for my family, making sure that everyone was happy and pleased with their food, was priority. I can't wait for your return! More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2012

August 2011 a group of 9 of us went to Playa del Coco and rented a 6,000 s.f. home with a private infinity pool overlooking the ocean. But the highlight of our trip was not the house or amazing scuba diving, but rather the incredible food prepared for us by Donna and Marta. Not only did we have amazing food,... More 

Thank Joe T
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you Joe! Joe is like family to Martha and I. Joe and his group hired us to cook for them breakfast and dinner for a week. Martha and I were exhausted, but we left with the greatest pleasure of knowing Joe and his wonderful group of friends. The best thing about my job is having the pleasure of meeting... More 

Daly City, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

A group of us rented a house in Playa del Coco for a diving vacation. We hired Donna and her assistant Martha to prepare our breakfast & dinner each day. The gourmet food was just amazing & exceeded our very high standards. A thoughtful menu that changed completely every day of our trip - and accommodated 3 diets for every... More 

Thank Lee M
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lee! We miss cooking for you and we can't wait to do it again! Lee and his partner have made our job a pleasure, in fact it really wasn't a job, but a passion. More 

Berkeley, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

We spent a week in a rental house on the Northwest coast of Costa Rica with our grown children. Donna, who owns Sabores del Paraiso, made our vacation. She is a fabulously talented chef who made exquisite three course feasts based on locally available ingredients in our kitchen. She tailored meals to some of our challenged dietary requirements, working with... More 

Thank Dana W
Donna H, Owner at Sabores Del Paraiso, responded to this review

I'd like to warmly thank Dana and her family for making my job the pleasure it is. My assistant Martha and I looked forward every time we got booked with the their family. It gave us great pleasure to compose a meal befitting for them. Martha and I, will truly miss their friendly company and fabulous compliments! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Central American, American, Latin, South American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Meters South of Hotel Casablanca, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1124
Full-service private chef will come to your home anywhere from La Cruz to the Papagayo Peninsula. Enjoy a fresh and delicious home dining experience that rivals any five star hotel cuisine ... all in the comfort of your home. Relax and let us take care of creating gourmet meals using fresh, local ingredients. We tailor meals based on your dietary needs and preferences. Menus range from local seafood to fusion cuisine to Costa Rican specialties. Native English speaker.

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