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Cafe Liberia

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, Fusion
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Calle Real, 150 M. South From "Tienda la Nueva" Casa Zuniga-Chlachar | Liberia - Guanacaste - Costa Rica, Liberia, Costa Rica
+506 2665 1660
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy with this restaurant. Sébastien the chef was quite charming and cooks excellent food. The staff are very friendly and we had the best tres Leche cake we have had. Really great spot to relax and eat some tasty food.

Thank phla16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking on here I spotted this place, heard from our hostel that it was nice as well. It didn't disappoint. Owned by a lovely Frenchman and staffed by smiling faces, Cafe Liberia was out of this world. From amazing ceviche and Wagyu beef burgers, if you are passing through and want a real culinary experience, you won't want to miss... More 

Thank Kevin O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party had several vegetarians and so I should take a star away for the lack of choice in that area. But the service and ambience made up for it. I would go back and would recommend it to my friends. We only had one meal there, so can't vouch for everything on the menu. The chicken fajita and the... More 

Thank Natesh
Taos, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place with wonderful service and food, we had the hamburger, really great tasting meat along with homemade FF. Very old building with wonderful windows that look out to the street. Wifi and nice courtyard in the back.

Thank Bob D
Liberia, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful old house turned Restaurant. Good food, perfect place for enjoy a while, reading a book, drinking a glass of wine... The burgers are delicious!!

Thank Sandra A
Bagaces, Costa Rica
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Off of the beaten path, quietly sip a Cappuccino or Espresso by the window or find a chair or table in the inner courtyard surrounded by plants and sunshine. They also have nightly events, concerts, poetry reading, etc...

1 Thank williamincostarica
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Love this place usually stop for afternoon coffee. Today late lunch always good here great historic building. Keep the good work

Thank Izaak W
Burke, Virginia
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place is highly regarded in travel books for good reason. The food was very tasty and the décor is really cool - old style building in Liberia...It reminds me of some places we saw in Nicaragua ...Chef was nice and so was staff.

Thank Grossen76
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Before catching our flight out of Liberia, my family stopped in to check out this neat little gem! When we arrived, they told us that they were not open for breakfast. I guess they could see the sadness in our eyes! So he offered to make us coffee (which they would normally have) and then make us fresh crepes. We... More 

1 Thank Rob M
seb_et_nico, Propriétaire at Cafe Liberia, responded to this review

Hello Rob, thank you very much for your review, PURA VIDA ! More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We went because the place was recommended by Lonely Planet. When we arrived, it was closed so we returned the next day. We had a salad and some seafood, however, we thought it was quite avarage, nothing special.

Thank Jitka L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $14
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Real, 150 M. South From "Tienda la Nueva" Casa Zuniga-Chlachar | Liberia - Guanacaste - Costa Rica, Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Liberia
  • Phone Number: +506 2665 1660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?