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Centro sn, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
506 24668114
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty and reasonable food in Bijagua

We came here twice during our stay. First time we had the daily casado, the second a hamburguesa and pollo en salsa. Service was excellent, food was simple with fresh ingredients. Very tasty. And reasonably priced. If you are in Bijagua stop in for lunch, everyone in the area does!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We came here twice during our stay. First time we had the daily casado, the second a hamburguesa and pollo en salsa. Service was excellent, food was simple with fresh ingredients. Very tasty. And reasonably priced. If you are in Bijagua stop in for lunch, everyone in the area does!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We came here for dinner. We ordered a casado with chicken fajitas, a steak with onions, a hamburger and a garlic tilapia. All the dishes were good and flavorful. The problem was that they brought them one by one, and there was a 20 minute gap between the first one and the last one, so we were not able to... More 

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Broomfield, CO
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had lunch here after hiking Rio Celeste. My husband and I each had the casado. I had the chicken and it was amazing. So amazing that I wished we could have eaten here again for dinner. I tried casado in every town we visiting in CR, and this was by far the best. The prices are very reasonable. Great... More 

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Marseille
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I went to this Soda for a breakfast. First, no prices. I asked and i didn't get any clear answer. then I took a normal typical breakfast and a coffee. The waitress never gave a smile. I paid 2700 colones for a low quality gallo pinto + coffee. Next door, there is a Pizzeria, it is cheaper, the service is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Las Tinajitas is a short distance west of the main intersection in Bijagua on the south side of the road. My wife and I ate lunch here. I ordered a casado with chicken (far more than I could eat) and my wife selected several different items from the menu. Very clean with excellent service, the food is well prepared and... More 

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Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

If you wanna taste the real spirit of the costarican food; this is the place you should go... No artificial ingredients!!! I can suggest you ask for "casados" (rice, beans, green salad, "picadillo", meat, fried ripe plantain), also I really really loved french fries.... For drink... something natural!!! Pineaple, lemonade... delicious! Hope you enjoy if you visit Las Tinajitas!!!

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San Diego, California
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I went here three times during my stay in Bijagua. I highly recommend going here, as there aren't many sodas in the area. Going here is a no brainer. I very much enjoyed the casados for ~2500 CRC (~ $5 USD). Super clean, quick service, and wi-fi to boot. Easy to find, located on the right hand side of the... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stopped here at the suggestion of our host at Sueño Celeste and we were not disappointed! The local food was delicious! If you are in Bijagua de Upala don't miss the chance to stop here to dine!

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Very tender meat (in a stew) and delicious Papaya en Leche... must try! no extra charge to use Credit Card either!

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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Good food, good friendly service. Some english, was not a problem.

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  • Address: Centro sn, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Bijagua de Upala
  • Phone Number: 506 24668114

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