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Food and ambience

Italian, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
About
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!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Central American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed February 18, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is closed. It would be good if their website was updated to reflect this fact. It allowed me to make a reservation. Looks like when it was open, it was good.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed April 25, 2021

We went due to Tripadvisor reviews an were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is like a mansion with a mountain view overseeing the ocean. An infinity pool with outside dining as well as jungle. Saw woodpecker and monkeys come. The owner is the wife of...the chef. The food and drinks were all excellent and the atmosphere is a 10. It is reservations only, but she took us in. Can't say enough of the ambiance and views.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic location, sunset with cocktails, service first class, had chef’s tasting menu, meet the chef, but spoilt by not putting on ac for a hot, humid evening.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 4, 2021 via mobile

The setting, on a gorgeous hill, overlooking the Papagayo bay, is the only thing that could compete with the scrumptious food! I ate there twice during my stay. Both times I opted for the prix-fixe seafood dinner and it was absolutely delicious each time. The...flavors are balanced and the plates well portioned... and oh that view. The owner/chef/restauranteur combo of Andrea and Paola have created a magical and welcoming gem of a restaurant. I hope to return to CR soon and eat here again!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful view and food! 5 star place! Highly recomended. There is a Pool with infinity edge in a magnifiqué external area.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 4, 2021

Usually when you come to this part of the world you expect rice, beans pizza and sos so meats. Ah, but what a surprise to find this exquisite romantic restaurant in the hills above the El Mangroove hotel. Run by an Venetian born chef, this...international menu is first rate. Meal was perfectly prepared from meats to fish, beautifully presented by knowledgeable staff. Excellent wine list. Get there early for sunset!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021 via mobile

Dinner was very good and nice setting. However, when we got the bill they overcharged us. We thought were ordering a $65 bottle of Tempranillo (I clearly pointed to the $65 bottle) and they brought a $130 bottle instead. We drank it because it was...Tempranillo and we didn’t know better. When we tried to correct the mistake when getting the bill, they disagreed and continued to way overcharge us. It’s a nice setting and good food. But, just be careful at this place as it’s very pricey and the receptionist/Maitre D lady is dishonest. Also, it was Valentine’s Day and it kind of put a damper on the evening.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 3, 2021

I can not recommend this place enough. Andrea the chef, and his wife are two that I will absolutely remember from my trip in Costa Rica. The food is incredible and so so reasonably priced. We actually ended up coming back two days after during...the day because we knew we needed to see those incredible views during the daylight. We had sunset drinks and if we didn't have reservations elsewhere, we would have easily stayed the rest of the evening. If you are in Guanacaste, hands down, you need to come to Abbocato.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2021 via mobile

Breathtaking, just amazing, any word I write here won’t be good enough to describe the food taste. Staff is friendly and helpful, they give you personal recommendations for you to enjoy an amazing meal. If you are on a special diet or have any food...restriction they will prepare something just for you. By far is the best place I’ve ever eaten. Totally recommended! Worth every dollar, colón (if you are from Costa Rica).More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 28, 2020 via mobile

This place is amazing. My girlfriend and I found it via trip advisor and we definitely made the right choice. When we arrived, due to COVID protocols they asked us to wash out hands and from there took our temperature. From there they sat us...in front of the pool, which had an AMAZING view. My girlfriend had steak while I throughly enjoyed smoked rib risotto. EVERYTHING was excellent. From the hostess to the chef to the scenery, everything was A-1!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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txsjewels
February 12, 2019|
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Response from Abbocato | Property representative |
Hola, Thanks for contact our restaurant and yes you can come but we need a reservation so please just go thru our webpage. Best Regards, Abbocato
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AlexK4827
December 25, 2018|
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Response from robertsG4764GM | Reviewed this property |
Hi, While there didn't seem to be a dress code, most diners wore what might be considered "business casual" Women in dresses, skirts or nice pants and men with button down shirts and dress pants.
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sdunnxo
February 3, 2018|
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Response from marlboro1 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on when you are going. I would check [timeanddate] website to see when sunset will be for the date you are going to be there.
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Abbocato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5