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Que Rico Papito Restaurant

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Costa de Papito, Cocles Beach, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 11111, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0080
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Marbella, Spain
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting La Costa de Papito for ten years. During our first few years visiting the area we always stayed in the bungalows and we have enjoyed the restaurant on many occasions. We have a great fondness for the resort and invited friends to join us for meal this week. We were greeted in a friendly manner and... More 

Thank sophie a
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I went to this restaurant with 13 other people and 11 out of the 14 of us said the food was horrible. The safe was great and the place looks great as well but they were understaffed and the food took 2 hours to make. Unfortunately my friends and I will not be returning. And it was very expensive.

Thank Desmond O
La_Costa_de_Papito, Propietario at Que Rico Papito Restaurant, responded to this review

The sun was out here, not even a breeze as hurricane OTTO hit north in Nicaragua, as always happens. The media panic however sent everyone visiting the coast running and almost every reservation for the next week was cancelled. Our hotel like so many others was empty. Restaurant staff was sent home, suppliers didn’t show with products and we had... More 

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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I had read the reviews and decided to give it a try. I ordered the tuna with balsamic sauce cooked medium. They served a beautiful soup and bread, quite delicious. My main course came and the tuna was a wee bit dry. However, the veg and yucca was spot on. There was some kind of conference going on and I'm... More 

Thank Caoimhe N
Eugene, Oregon
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have eaten here multiple times while staying in La Costa de Papito or the neighboring Azania. The buffet breakfasts are always plentiful with many options to choose from, including lots of fruit, the traditional gallo pinto and queso blanco, toast, often an omelet bar, and juices. Dinners are flavorful and varied, with large portions. Even if you don't stay... More 

Thank abejita76
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We dived into the site to avoid a storm the first time and had a decent meal from the off season menu - the meat was fantastic and the hosts amazing. Went back later in the week to repeat the experience. Thx to Helena and Roberto for making us feel so welcome and sharing their story. Phil and Gerry

Thank south__london34
Bingley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect meal also a great desert as well. Great service and there is a really laid back atmosphere. It is great for the family to eat at.

Thank alfarquhar56
United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Food was fresh and prepared authentically. The staff was friendly, and the ambience captures the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

Thank Laaauuu
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Chef is very good, the times my friends and I eat there, is always a great environment and the food is delicious!

Thank Rach2205
Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The La Costa de Papito Restaurant is one of the best natural stylish & charming places in the Puerto Viejo area. Great art work from wood and Caribbean paintings & sculptures. The breakfast buffet is rich and we loved our fresh made omelette or breakfast burritos in the mornings. A Burger for lunch with damn good French fries before hiding... More 

Thank smashing25
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This restaurant is the standard by which we judge all others in the area. My wife and I are retired expats from California and she was a chef in her working days. She is hard to please and rather fussy because she knows the difference between chefs that know what they are doing versus the pretenders. We've eaten at every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Caribbean, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, International
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa de Papito, Cocles Beach, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 11111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?