Restaurants & Bar: Sensorial Gastronomy in Papagayo.
Sustainable comfort food with farm-to-table or ocean-to-table menus shall we say are a tradition in the making. A mix of ambiances and flavors, El Mangroove’s dining experiences will entice all palates, from burger bashers to the appreciative catch of the day grillers. Our restaurants scream “come in please” and yell “stay a little longer” all at the same time. You will want to chat, play, eat and engage with others.
Casual dining throughout, with specialized restaurants including an oceanfront beach shack, and 24 hour private dining. You may also dine at the pool flanked by surrounding cabanas.
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.
6:00 am to 11:00 am: Breakfast Service
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm: Dinner Service
A palette of flavors for your palate: Just like a painting comes to life when it’s created with the perfect combination of colors, you’ll find every dish is cooked with the ideal mixture of condiments and creativity.
11:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
Sensorial Gastronomy El Mangroove Hotel.
Jennifer Ramirez the Events Coordinator at El Mangroove made our day so special and so easy to plan. We were renewing our wedding vows and Jennifer helped us with every detail. When we arrived, she met with us to review all the details and when we wanted to make a few changes she was very accommodating. We had an amazing and beautiful sunset wedding just as we had imagined. Pura Vida.
Kelly Katichmarried on 12/22/2018
My wife and I chose El Mangroove without visiting before our big day. We had some minor hiccups early on in the process but once William Gutierrez (Special Events Manager) got involved it was smooth sailing. Our entire wedding group had an amazing time and I cant recommend El Mangroove enough for your wedding location. Everything from the wedding planning, day of, coordinating with outside vendors (if you wish to use outside vendors) and the food were all amazing. El Mangroove has a very unique feel and the beach forest is a beautiful place to take your wedding photos.
Nas Amarried on 04/14/2018
The hotel and the staff
The hotel and the staff responsible for organizing the event made a huge difference.
Edgarmarried on 02/03/2018
Perfect for a small or medium sized wedding. Wedding coordinators were friendly, knowledgeable, organized and responsive.
Glorianamarried on 11/19/2016
I could not have asked for a better wedding weekend!!
It was perfect and the staff at El Mangroove were EXCELLENT! I also wanted to comment on the food… WOW! We had a group of 70 and there were no issues and everyone left thanking me for the best weekend ever!! I highly recommend El Mangroove to any bride out there!
Raemarried on 12/03/2016
Personal and perfect
Planning a destination wedding has its stressors, especially when it comes to vision and cultural differences BUT William Gutierrez, Cindy and every person at El Mangroove worked so hard to give me exactly what we wanted. Our wedding came out perfectly and the hotel was a perfect setting.
Tiffanymarried on 11/24/2017
If you are looking for a place to celebrate your special day look no further!!!
If a boutique hotel is what you’re looking for instead of those massive resorts that will bring you intimate moments with your loved ones El Mangroove is the place to do it at. Their professionalism and care for detail is amazing. I could not be more happy with how my day went. They made it super memorable by always being attentive to my needs and those of my guests. I can not speak any higher of them. The staff and management was amazing! During the whole wedding planning they were very quick with their responsiveness to any question and or concern I would have. If I could do it all over again I would not change a thing! It was the most memorable day of my life all thanks to El Mangroove!
Maria del Marmarried on 02/17/2018
What an amazing place with unbelievable people.
Our wedding day was magical and the people at the Mangroove made it memorable. We really appreciate William and Jennifer’s attentiveness and flexibity as we worked through the entire process. We even changed coordinators throughout the process and it had no impact on our event. Wonderful place with outstanding people.
Gerardmarried on 02/24/2018
My brunch weeding was wonderful I’m really happy they were very flexible and did everything I dream. Brunch weddings are not that common but they understood my vision and made it a reality. My wedding was a international wedding and guest from every country where impressed. Jenifer form the sales department is wonderful.
Iriamarried on 08/18/2018
Better Than We Could Have Imagined
We had our wedding at El Mangroove, and it was an amazing experience. We decided to do a small destination wedding (around 20 guests), so everyone opted to stay at the resort as well.
The entire trip was great; every staff member – from the concierge, to servers and bartenders, to medical staff – was courteous and friendly (and they all knew we were there for our wedding; at breakfast on the day of the ceremony, multiple staff members came up to my wife and I to say congrats). Jennifer, our wedding coordinator, was incredible. From our very first email exchange, she was responsive and attentive to our requests. In addition to handling everything related to the wedding (ceremony, reception, menus, floral, hair & makeup, rehearsal dinner, welcome cocktail reception for our guests, etc.), she helped coordinate on offsite dinner for the entire wedding party during our stay.
We had our ceremony in the Beach Forest setting, which was perfect for an intimate wedding (the beach is public, so there were people nearby during the ceremony. But it never felt intrusive, and many people clapped and cheered at the end of the ceremony). The cocktail reception was help in the Ocean Terrace, which could have hosted a much larger reception than ours – the younger attendees had plenty of space to run around and play.
All of the food was excellent and flavorful – definitely not your typical wedding food. The atmosphere was very relaxed. Honestly, we can’t enough about how pleased we were with the entire experience. Everyone who attended told us it was the best wedding they’d ever been to; my brother (who recently got engaged) even said he and his fiance are thinking about having their wedding at El Mangroove as well! If you book your wedding st El Mangroove, you definitely won’t be disappointed.