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Cafe Liberia

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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
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 144
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent java!

trendy, bit pricey, conveniently located. Clean, gorgeous setting. Friendly attentive service. Planned to dine there Sun night - closed, so we missed out. Couldn´t beat the coffee!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura J
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

trendy, bit pricey, conveniently located. Clean, gorgeous setting. Friendly attentive service. Planned to dine there Sun night - closed, so we missed out. Couldn´t beat the coffee!

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seb_et_nico, Gérant at Cafe Liberia, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your advice. More 

New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has amazing latte. We came back two mornings in a row just for their latte and banana bread. This caffe is family owned and operated and they are very friendly and nice. Do keep in mind that they dont serve food until 11:30 so if you come before that, you can only get drinks and some dessert. Recommend... More 

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Thank XtremeDK
New Zealand
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in around 11am and had coffee and iced chocolates and ended up staying for lunch. A gorgeous building and really friendly staff. All of the food we ordered was good (ceviche, fajitas, tortillas, fries and cheesecake). Juices were great too.

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Thank mishfish5
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here around 8pm on a Friday night. It was pretty empty, but they served us quickly. We had some fresh juices which were great. For mains we had the Café Liberia Ceviche which was good, but not the best I've ever had. We also had fajitas; the chicken wasn't really flavored which is odd( at least for the... More 

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Thank Phil and Alix K
Calgary
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reason this restaurant is the best restaurant in Liberia is because it is the best restaurant in Liberia...beautiful charming building made me feel like I was sitting in Europe. I had the steaming hot fajitas with lots of chicken and peppers! The "fashion" drink was fruitful and not too sweet! The French chef took special care to ensure the... More 

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Thank teehee30
Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for an evening meal, the cerviche was gorgeous and my husbands tuna tartare delicate and delicious. The coffee and dessert rounded off a perfect night.

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Thank chris c
Livermore, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food in a cool old building. Nice sized portions of great tasting food. Has a nice garden out back to sit in the shade and relax as well.

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Thank BeermanMCP
San Jose, Costa Rica
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The coffee is good, with a good variety of options. The food (banana bread and tomato dip) were good and tasty. The service was phenomenal. Located in downtown Liberia by the church, easy to find. Old antique building, beautiful and well kept. Great place to visit, totally recommend it!

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Thank MariPeralta
Brooklyn
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Lovely to find this place! The tall windows and doors! The painted ceiling. The quick, fresh food. My son and I shared the beef fajitas and chips with guacamole. Sat right by the open window which looked onto the street and our parked SUV. The street itself is nice too. Not too far from Central Park, where a lot was... More 

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Thank shelby1
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The place has been around for 150 years, that itself is reason enough. The host is fantastic, extremely personable. Casado (typical Costa Rica meal) was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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