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Playa Panama | Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
+506 2105 7575
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
2 May 2017
“Nice outdoor dinning”
30 Mar 2017
“Nice dining ”
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International, Fusion, Seafood, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Playa Panama | Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Lovely outdoor dinning- good food, good service. Indoor option for dinning, but never opted for that.

Thank BostonCloudyday
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The bartending staff work so hard and they make really excellent drinks. Their drink menu is very different incorporating all sorts of local beverages and something that is unusual that you've never tried before. They also serve your typical north american drinks and overall it...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We had breakfast every day there and the food and service were great. We ate there once for dinner and even with a tired toddler, the food was amazing. We had the Bang-boo cocktail and it became our favorite drink the entire vacation.

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here with a large party. The setting was outstanding. The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor area. They had a long table for twelve set up in the indoor area. Surrounded by glass walls and a bamboo type garden. It was beautiful....More

1  Thank Wade W
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Very, very bad experience in this "restaurant"... Not with the employees, pleasant and competent No way to find something acceptable in the plate all along the dinner... more : the chair was really uncomfortable, so, an expected good evening become a stress and deception experience......More

Thank Worldwidegourmet
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed several breakfasts and dinners here during our stay at El Mangroove. Staff is wonderful. Dinner can be pricy but food was good. Service is Costa Rica is slow so let your server know if you don't want to linger. They offer many gluten...More

Thank msj65
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a spectacular setting and certainly worth eating there if you are staying at El Mangroove. Our dinner was delicious. We also had lunch there and it was good though the portions were small. The service is very friendly, but it is more expensive...More

Thank irvingtonevk
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A great restaurant with a good wine list. We had great and friendly service at this restaurant. The tappa/share style menu was great. I especially liked the shrimp. We enjoyed our meal with a refreshing rose. Staff was attentive and helped make for a great...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Makoko is the more refined of the two restaurants at the El Mangroove resort, with either indoor dining in a glass enclosed space with bamboo ceilings or outdoor dining with sand under your feet and a view of the beach. The service is quite friendly...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I'll keep it simple. Stayed at Mangroove for a couple nights. This is a TOTAL resort atmosphere - the dining areas are contemporary with views of the pool and ocean... great design style too. We ordered 6 appetizers - no entrees. As compelling as the...More

Thank GeoBoz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Panama | Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: +506 2105 7575
El Mangrooveʼs main restaurant defines our culinary philosophy: a gastronomical experience isn’t confined by language and a dish on your table. It includes well-being, versatility, artistry and personalized attention that you’ll take in with all your senses. If good food is the way to the heart, Makoko is the scenic route.
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