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Jauja

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Seafood, Pizza, International
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Av. 25 de Julio | Diagonal a los Tribunales de Justicia, Liberia Centro, Liberia 5000, Costa Rica
+506 2665 2061
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are a family restaurant, ran by my wife(manager) and I (chef). We use...
We are a family restaurant, ran by my wife(manager) and I (chef). We use traditional french and italians techniques, with local produce. We are alwayslearning, please share your comments with us.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great first dinner in CR!

Loved the variety here and the big group we were with all found something they enjoyed. The service was good and very accommodating with our limited Spanish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
ErinLeary
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Kirkland, WA
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Kirkland, WA
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Loved the variety here and the big group we were with all found something they enjoyed. The service was good and very accommodating with our limited Spanish.

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Thank ErinLeary
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had nice fresh fruit smoothies, and a prosciutto and roquette pizza from a beatifully tended firewood oven

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Thank teoria e
Chicago, Illinois
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a comfortable place to sit and eat or have a drink. It is shaded and quiet inside and they have ceiling fans all over. The food and drinks menu is pretty broad and the beers are nicely chilled. The food is decent, but nothing special.

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Thank maguiredan
Salem, Oregon
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Looking for a place to find authentic but quick lunch and choose this place. Staff and cook were excellent and the food high quality

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Thank elenicnm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Came for dinner, the service was very nice and fast. The food not good at all. Very oily pizza. The pineapple juice tasted funny. The place was empty so there were no atmosphere what so ever.

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Thank 939efratm
Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Shocker ..... I was really exited about this place after hearing that the chef really had a passion for cooking. I went for the hand made burger with local bread.. Well it came and sat in the middle of the plate surrounded bye frozen chips! Unbelievable, the chef is sat in an office next to me, the other chef talking... More 

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Thank James H
JuanPabloBerrocal, Propietario at Jauja, responded to this review

James, Im sorry you didnt like the chips, but as I said to you yesterday, our customers prefer the precooked ones, I also told you that I could exchange them for the hand cut ones, with no extra charge, you didnt mention that on your review... As for the burger you were satisfied, but also you didnt put that on... More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place has it all--steaks, seafood, pizza, sandwiches. Outdoor restaurant in a busy part of town, but seating is far enough from the road to give you the impression of being in the countryside. Nice decor. Very good seafood offerings.

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Thank TravelinGal147289
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I knew the restaturant when it was run by friends of mine - it has since changed hands as well as menu. I always had a pleasant time at Jauja and I am sure the food as well as the atmosphere is still good! It is a lovely place to go to, sit and relax and have a bite to... More 

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Thank CharliesSchnucki
JuanPabloBerrocal, Propietario at Jauja, responded to this review

Hello Charlie, I'm glad you enjoy your time at Jauja. It still run by a friend, we just havent had the chance to meet just yet... Cheers, Juan Pablo Berrocal Chef/Owner More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Well prices lunch for the hungry employees in Liberia center. Good pizza and nice garden corner under the big Guanacaste tree.

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Thank Leubito
Baltimore, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A friend and I were visiting Costa Rica for work and someone who lived in the area recommended this as a top restaurant to visit in Liberia. It was a good choice -- the restaurant has an interesting atmosphere -- open air (covered), tree growing in the middle of one of the decks, and a view of a busy street... More 

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Thank Patrick R
JuanPabloBerrocal, Propietario at Jauja, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Your words encourage us to keep working. Thank you! I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed your arroz con pollo, should you want a recipe or something, I'll be very happy to spread our food throughtout the world. Respectfully, Juan Pablo Berrocal S. Chef/Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. 25 de Julio | Diagonal a los Tribunales de Justicia, Liberia Centro, Liberia 5000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Liberia
  • Phone Number: +506 2665 2061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pizza, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are a family restaurant, ran by my wife(manager) and I (chef). We use traditional french and italians techniques, with local produce. We are alwayslearning, please share your comments with us.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?