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The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

££ - £££, Seafood, Spanish
Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0230
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (16 reviews)
“costa rica” (10 reviews)
“sunset drinks” (2 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 20 February 2013

The view from this restaurant will blow you away, you must visit! The cocktails are superb, try the lychee or limoncello, We ate there 3 times and tried pretty much every Tapas, really good!! Compared to some of the other higher end restauarants in Mal...More

Thank Charlotte T
Reviewed 16 February 2013

We had dinner at the Papaya Lounge on New Year's Eve. There's a bit of a climb to reach the restaurant, but the view is simply superb. Watching the sun set from your table while having drinks and dinner alone is worth going to this...More

Thank MR-EDH
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We stayed in the adjacent hotel and ate breakfast here everyday. Enjoyed lovely fresh juice and hot coffee while watching the iguanas sun on the top of the rainforest trees. If you're looking for a place for breakfast with a great view and tasty food...More

Thank cypressinntusc
Reviewed 24 January 2013

The atmosphere and the view/sunset were excellent. One of the best steak I ever had. The service was good. Was there from 5 to 8. Great place.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

We made reservations for 5 p.m as to not miss the sunset. We didnt leave until close to 9 p.m. We were entertained for hours by marvelous cocktails and fab views. We had 5 tapas later in the evening which we shared. My favorites-octopus and...More

1  Thank Nalainafrica
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Papaya Lounge is one of my favorites and well worth the many steps you have to climb to get there. Once up top you are overwehlmed with the amazing view of the ocean and the top notch decor. You leave all the dust behind and...More

Thank Mariiann
Reviewed 31 December 2012

A wonderful spot with great food and delicious drinks by the two Mikes. They don't serve lunch but have great breakfast and dinners.

Thank OldElizabeth
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We did not stay in he hotel, but we went for the sunset drinks and a dinner. Set on top of the hill, heavy climbing of lots if stairs, but once you are on the deck of the lounge / restaurant, you feel like being...More

Thank minvielle
Reviewed 27 December 2012 via mobile

Just the best place to see the magical sunset over the Pacific ocean. Serves great cocktails, and very good tapas. A bit pricy.

Thank Gerok72
Reviewed 24 December 2012

If you want to witness the most incredible sunsets while sipping a cocktail this is the place to do it! The lounge is so funky yet comfortable. The service fantastic and the bocas (tapa type food) were excellent. This is my favorite sunset place and...More

Thank minimere
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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