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Cnr Ave Central & Calle 1, Liberia, Costa Rica
2666.2456
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Convenience

Good food and location, not too pricey. They have a good "tipico" food, and an american breakfast not too shabby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2013
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Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Good food and location, not too pricey. They have a good "tipico" food, and an american breakfast not too shabby.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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77 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Our tour took us here for breakfast on our way to Nicaragua. A great choice! Good food with very good choices including typico, fruit plate, or an American breakfast. They were all delicious! And the ambience is fabulous located in an original old historic building. Highly recommend and pricing is excellent also!

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New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We saw the tour bus parked here and decided to try it for lunch as we were on a tight schedule on our way to the airport. Sat outside on the front porch and chatted with two lovely women from Austria who offered to share their table with us. I ordered the seafood plate and it was outstanding! Clams, mussels,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I love having plantains with my meals. I miss that the most about Central America. They are yummy. The breakfast was good, coffee was good.

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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Very convenient location. Friendly and nice people. Food was great as well. I asked to borrow their phone to call our hotel and they even help me dial the hotel. Thanks.

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The food at El Zaguan does the job. It's not spectacular, but it's not bad either. It's good for a meal, but I wouldn't be a repeat customer.

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Calgary, Canada
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99 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Near the main plaza and church in Liberia sits an inviting corner restaurant with a nice long veranda with tables looking on the road. There is no great view other than people/car watching but the atmosphere and the food makes it worth sitting outside. This was our first day and first time in Costa Rica so it made sense to... More 

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Loomis, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Our favorite restaurant in Liberia closed, so on a lark we tried this. Had the chicken Cordon Bleu-outstanding, they got it crisp, without the cheese melting out-loved this. My wife had the sirloin tips in pepper brandy sauce--they were tender, flavorful and would order again. The best dish we saw, and will go back for is the whole Pargo-red snapper--it... More 

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Vancouver
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. Fairly extensive menu, tourist oriented. Friendly service, decent food though hardly spectacular. We shared the tortilla soup and each had the grilled tilapia, which came with two sides ($32 in total). The fish was fresh, but I found the food to be quite salty.

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United Kingdom
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80 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

we visited this place early one day. We had what they called a continental breakfast - all fruit and coffee. Overflowing with the fruit, all currently in season. Too much as we could not finish our plates even though it was so fresh and tasty. They were completing renovations to the washrooms. Parking is on the street - the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Ave Central & Calle 1, Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Liberia
  • Phone Number: 2666.2456

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian, Costa Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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