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The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

££ - £££, Seafood, Spanish
Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0230
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  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (17 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
“moana lodge” (10 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 3 February 2016

Best ceviche in Mal Pais ! Tapas were excellent, good service, ambiance is great, would go back anytime.

Thank Tommy007bond
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We ate at Papaya Lounge twice. We are so happy that they have reopened! The restaurant is totally worth the hike up the stairs as it grants you a sweeping view of the coastline. When the moon is out, you have another fantastic view. The...More

Thank DebbietheTraveler
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Great food, great staff! Can't say enough about it. Lobster was 5 stars and so were the cocktails! Enjoy the amazing sunsets and howler monkeys!

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Tapas were ok, not the best we've had, but definitely enjoyed the dining experience at papaya. The best one was the fresh caught fish tapa, a white fish. Delicious. Steer clear of the calamari, we tried one bite and couldn't eat it. Gambas were tiny...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here our last night in Mal Pais and we were sad we didn't try it earlier. We ate octopus and a white fish that was to die for! All the tapas were so very delicious!!!

Thank cassylundblad
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The papaya lounge is an amazing place to watch the sunset. The food here is also top notch. Camilla and Carla can whip up some amazing drinks. Ask for the Gringo Andy.

Thank MarshallTaylorMT
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We ate breakfast here for the 3 days we stayed at Moana Lodge Hotel. The food was great and the ocean view was awesome.

Thank GustavoMC
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We went to Papaya to enjoy the view with a good cup of coffee. We went up a long a hill and after I don't know how many stairs, we found out that the place is only open for breakfast. There are no signs that...More

1  Thank jose b
Reviewed 23 June 2015

It was my boyfriends bday, and they so very kindly agreed to serve breakfast even if we didnt stay there. Really lovely service, great people, but the food was just average, compensated by a great view, of course;)

Thank Olia F
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Best view and great atmosphere, staff was friendly and great variety of drinks and food. Decor was pleasant and very comfortable! Bruno again was taking care of all our needs!

Thank Marie_Claude583
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$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, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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