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Jauja

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Seafood, Pizza, International
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Avenida 25 de julio | next to the INS, Liberia 5000, Costa Rica
50626652061
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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
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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  • 52
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 3
    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
Try it, you'll like it.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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7 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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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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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 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I felt so happy to have discovered this wonderful little spot. Located on a busy downtown corner, the atmosphere inside was surprisingly comfortable and cool. The menu had so many good things but my husband ordered the Daily Special and I ordered a variety of tapas. The fish fingers were out-of-this world!! If I had room I... More 

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JuanPabloBerrocal, Propietario at Jauja, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. Im very glad you enjoyed your meal. These words makes want to work even harder. I hope you had a nice trip. Kind regards, Juan Pablo Berrocal Chef/Owner More 

Castle Pines, Colorado
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220 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

....but we didn't care for this place. My meat (the day's special) was gristly and tough. Expensive for the price and quality. Nice atmosphere, deck built around huge tree.

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JuanPabloBerrocal, Propietario at Jauja, responded to this review

Hello Don, I'm sorry to hear abour your experience. Your review to encourage us to work harder. I hope the next time you are here we can help and make feel a lot better. Regards, Juan Pablo Berrocal Chef/Owner More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Four of us stopped here on our way to a weekend business meeting. My colleagues knew the place, and it's clear why it's among their favorites in the area. The restaurant is open air (covered) and very pleasant. Service was prompt and accommodating. English menus are available for those who prefer them. We all had salads and pizzas -- everything... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I ALWAYS come by when I have to work in the area, food is always fresh, pizzas out of the oven, fresh seafood and first quality meat cuts are among the things that always bring me back. Service is also very good, and you have to try their signature "Jauja on Fire" cocktail! Chef´s always asking for feedback which means... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The best meat I've ever had, tasty and delicius. The ambience and attention was extreamely nice. Definitely is a must to come back!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The pizza was awesome, any fish plates great! There is a tree right inside the restaurant by the front entrance. The owner came to see us both times we were there and chatted with us about food and how he got to buy his restaurant. Was very interesting. You can also see him cook behind a glass wall. Actually all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida 25 de julio | next to the INS, Liberia 5000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Liberia
  • Phone Number: 50626652061

Price and Cuisine

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

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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