Top 10 restaurants in Playa Panama, Costa Rica

July 21, 2017 Leonardo Torrence

Discover the best restaurant in Playa Panama, Costa Rica including Ginger, los suenos, Villa Italia, Pacifico Beach Club Restaurant & Bar, La Dolce Vita, Pizzeria La Caveja, Abbocato, Citron Restaurante, Zi Lounge Restaurant, Aqua Sport

1. Ginger

Main Street | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$314 +506 2672 0041
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ginger

A tapas bar with a twist: Asian and Mediterranean fusion, great list of New World Wines by the glass, cocktails made with fresh tropical juices. Exciting and eclectic cuisine like no other in Costa Rica!

Reviewed By robinjn1 - oxford

Although staying at a large hotel 15 mins drive away, we decided to order a taxi to get us to this restaurant. We were certainly not disappointed.
Really good welcome from the staff who immediately thanked us for coming.
We arrived after dark and could not properly see the surroundings, but the setting is elevated with a large open area.
I would describe the food as Asian inspired Tapas. The waiter was very good at explaining the menu, and suggested that initially we start with no more than 4 dishes.
We loved it - the setting, the food, the staff - all excellent
This was the best meal during our 18 days in Costa Rica!
Not cheap, but the quality was really good.
It was so good in fact, that we returned the following night.

2. los suenos

1st Road To Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar South American, Central American Dinner, Breakfast +506 2672 0026
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

los suenos

Reviewed By Rik T - Fredericton, Canada

If you like a restaurant with all the comforts and service, this is a good one.
We went as a group for New Years Eve and had a great time. For $55 USD per person we had a five course meal with champagne (not real though) and a good dining experience. The waiter even brought the two young girls ginger ales that looked like our champagnes.
The staff is very well-trained, the food was very whole-world menu stuff with steak, Thai vegetable salad with beef, chicken and pasta etc. These were all things we enjoyed and, although good, I found my That salad a little bland; very healthy and good though!
Chocolate cake and pear at the end were quite good.
More a fan of local cuisine, I probably won't go back, but if you like your steak and higher-end restaurants, this is a great spot.

3. Villa Italia

Oeste de la Feretteria San Carlo 300 mt, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options HK$63 - HK$157 +506 2670 0284
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

Villa Italia

Reviewed By Vicki142 - Aiken

This is one of 2 favorite restaurants I love going to. Our standard fare is the fried zucchini and onion appetizer then the gnocchi bolognese then either the coffee tenderloin or the honey tenderloin. The espresso and cappuccino is a nice finale. While being on...MoreI love it!Thank you♡

4. Pacifico Beach Club Restaurant & Bar

From Pacifico,400 mts West & 800 North on Chorrera Road, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica (Formerly Pacifico Restaurant) Television, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible American, Central American, Costa Rican, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$78 - HK$196 +506 2670 2217
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Pacifico Beach Club Restaurant & Bar

Our Beach Front Restaurant offers indoor (A/C) and outdoor dining experience. Our menu is based on Contemporary Costa Rican cuisine with a personalized touch by our talented chef. Private events and groups are welcome. Our philosophy is to enhance each visit with a unforgettable dining experience at PACIFICO. Cheers!

Reviewed By marlboro1 - Marlboro, New Jersey

The restaurant is a nice, if somewhat schizophrenic space (there's large screen TVs by the bar within a somewhat fine-dining setting). This place doesn't know what it wants to be. There's burgers ($15) and club sandwiches along with chef specialties $20-30). The food was mediocre and the prices were too high given the quality and serving size. Water was $11 per bottle. Coke $4. The ice cream was dry and flaky ... very strange. The service was efficient and friendly, but frankly, this place was just not worth the price and was totally disappointing. Go to Abbocato for better food, setting, service if you're looking for a fine dining in Guanacaste.

5. La Dolce Vita

Urbanizacion Las Palmas | Centro Commercial El Pueblito, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery Italian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$235 +506 2670 1384
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

La Dolce Vita

Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner with garden with candle light and air conditioning inside...

Reviewed By bsunny - Wisconsin

I do t see what people see in this place. It is in the publito so the breeze does not get in there. Very stuffy. Meant people walked in and ended leaving as they were never acknowledged. We had a pizza which tastes like a $3 frozen pizza in the states. We had a party of 9. One person who had prime rib never did get their potato. Another got their salad and meal at same time. As for getting a drink the waiter said we’d have to ask the other guy. No way would we return

6. Pizzeria La Caveja

Street for Ocotal after the Super Compro and | Road to Ocotal, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$133 +506 2670 1311
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 351 reviews

Pizzeria La Caveja

We are a family runned typical Italian restaurant. All our dishes are home made, with fresh products on a daily base. Check out our daily specials. Our pizzas are prepared in an original wood oven which gives them the original flavor.We are open for suggestions and special reguest. Cannot find your pizza on our you menu? Ask and together we can see if we can make one that you prefer.<br>Here you find:<br>-Italian food and dishes<br>-Emilia-Romagna&apos;s food and dishes<br>-pizza<br>-vegetarian dishes<br>-vegan dishes<br>-free gluten dishes<br>We hope to see you soon! <br>Romina e Alessandro

Reviewed By SimoGeneva - Geneva, Switzerland

Soy italiana and never eat Italian food abroad. We came here to dive and should’ve known better but decided to stay to explore the beautiful region (national parks etc.). Leaving early in the morning and back in the evening, we still needed a place where...MoreVi ringrazio tantissimo per avere speso parte del vostro tempo per scrivere questa recensione. Siete gentilissimi!

7. Abbocato

Road 254, Km. 8th, | Hacienda Del Mar Project, Playa Panama 297-1005, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$432 +506 2672 0073
Excellent
93%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 380 reviews

Abbocato

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!

Reviewed By relaxing_dad - Southampton, Canada

Abbocato would fit in with fine dining in any city that we have visited in the world. Food, service, ambience, view; all are outstanding.
We had visited two years ago and our server, the chef's wife I believe, truly recognized us and placed that visit by both date and the friends who we dined with. Outstanding!
Vegetarian or vegan options are readily catered to, also.
Reserve your table ahead of time, be prepared for a wonderful evening (or lunch) and soak in every aspect of Abbocato.

8. Citron Restaurante

Pacifico Retail Village C10, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$235 +506 2670 0942
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Citron Restaurante

Reviewed By Vicki142 - Aiken

It’s so nice returning to Citron and seeing the same wonderful staff and menu. We make a point of making this one of the first restaurants we go to and always our last before leaving. Favorites are the Beef and ginger bowl, pork tenderloin, both of the sea bass items actually never had anything not good.

9. Zi Lounge Restaurant

Main Street | Downtown, Playas del Coco 50006, Costa Rica Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$47 - HK$220 +506 2670 1978
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 880 reviews

Zi Lounge Restaurant

Zi lounge is a bar/restaurant in the heart of Coco. It was founded in 2008 and is now widely regarded as Coco&apos;s best spot for food, drinks, and entertainment. Zi lounge features the longest happy hour in town, multiple flat screens to watch all your favorite sporting events, live music weekly, and Coco&apos;s top djs every night. Zi lounge is also famous for its theme parties and events, from it&apos;s incredible fireworks show on the 4th of July, to its unforgettable Super Bowl parties. The next time you&apos;re in Costa Rica, come visit us for an amazing time. Outdoor Seating, VIP Lounge, lunch, dinner and late night menu

Reviewed By Pete W

Highly recommend checking out Zi lounge, great drinks, food, atmosphere. There is always a party going on!

10. Aqua Sport

Beach front | Second Entrance all the way to the end , 25 meters before the beach take a left 50 meters, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +506 2672 0151
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 621 reviews

Aqua Sport

New Management! Beach front restaurant. Second entrance to Playa Hermosa. Open year-round. Liquor license. Open for lunch and dinner.

Reviewed By randyc49785 - Fargo, North Dakota

one of the highlights of my Costa Rica trip was sitting outdoors in the sand, listening to a very good Reggae band, while watching the sun go down. If I ever make it back to Playa Hermosa it will be a must stop place. the food was good, but not memorable. It was just such a fine atmosphere that it was my favorite meal in Costa Rica

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