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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Would not usually do a review on an airport cafe but this place is unique. Arrived airside and the place was very crowded except for the cafe, which is now called Players Cafe. As it was almost empty and we were early went in for...a snack, Mistake No.1. To be fair there was a menu outside but I didn't look at it, Mistake No.2. Also never looked at the Tripadvisor reviews, Mistake No.3. Quite a nice place, pleasant staff and quick service, My daughter had a small chicken wrap and a soft drink and I had a coffee and a slice of Pizza. Now clearly I missed something as I would assume that the Pizza had been personally baked by the Pope and served by Scarlett Johansson in a Catwoman suit, how else could it cost $16. What? 16 Dollars, £12 for one slice of Pizza. I was truly amazed to get a bill for $44 for 2 drinks and 2 snacks. Still I am grateful as I can now boast that I once ate the most expensive Pizza in the world.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Inedible food (literally, I could not eat my chicken tacos), ridiculously expensive for what is served. Avoid at all costs!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Food was good, but three omelettes and an order of pancakes were $100. Fill up at a corner store before you get to the airport. Service was friendly and prompt.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The other reviews on this site couldn't be more right. The prices for food are extortionate but the rest of the terminal services are ok. It is an airport after all and all travellers are a captive audience.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is probably one of the worst ,most expensive restraints in central america, I would recommend anyone leaving Liberia to bring their own lunch snacks or whatever. We had two small breakfasts coffee and it was over $40.00

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

We joke about the airport restaurant being the most expensive meal during out entire trip - but it's not actually that funny. A couple of slices of pizza, a couple of soft drinks, a coffee, and a piece of cake to share and it came...to around $50. And the service and serving areas are awful as well. Buy something on the way to the airport to eat outside, as one of the reviewers suggested.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I've been to over 70 countries, and spent a decade overseas. This place had the most outrageous prices for the worst food that I have ever seen. A single slice of crappy pizza was going for 15 bucks. A bloody Mary for 24 dollars. These...guys pray on tourists too lazy to do the math, or change their money back. Don't be one of them.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Hamburger and a gatorade were $25!!?? This was not a $20 burger, I can tell you that. I ate at the Palm @ JFK and had a Gigi salad (with Jumbo shrimp!) and a nice glass of wine for $30 for cryin' out loud?! This...place is a joke and I find it offensive that the airport and local government would allow this restaurant as a "last impression" for people leaving this wonderful place that is Costa Rica. This place is a rip off of a joke of a restaurant. Eat before you get to the airport.More

Date of visit: October 2013
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

What a terrible waste if time and money! Do not eat here or spent time here. We were a group of 4 and everyone had something differet so we could share it. It is noisy, vastly overpriced, and unpleasant food. Airports anywhere are not generally...fine dining, but this is downright horrible. They feature fast items such as Costa Rican fish tacos, hot sandwiches, and burgers. everything was poor quality, unapoealing, and grossly overpriced. Even the nachos were unsatisfactory. It is a nice and new, clean place in the departure area. It is also the only place for food. TVs are blaring overloud with sports, doing a very poor imitation of a sports bar in the US. Bar staff shout and yell to each other to be entertaining. Service is barely attentive once the order is taken, generally when they see your glass is low and they can sell you another drink, but don't expect to get additional food, condiments, or order anything else. Having been here twice, I see 2 options. #1. I stand by the recommendation in my title. You must be checked in 2 hrs before flight time or you face being denied a boarding pass. So that means you can easily take a cab to just outside the airport access road, or have whoever drives you wait until you are checked in. I like the German bakery or La Choza de Laurel where you can get in and be served something very nice or very simple quite quickly. Take an hour there and cab back to the airport 30-45 minutes before flight time. Its the check-in baggage drop that takes time and unlike big or US airpirts Security screening is fully staffed and very fast. So leaving this small airport is very much you most viable option for eating. #2. Bring your own sandwiches or something you bought enroute to the airport and then buy a cold drink at the stand in the arrival waiting / ticketing area . There are some tables inside and out to sit with their beverage and your food. There are slso oicnic tables between the new terminal and the old one. But don't plan to wait in an airport bar or restaraunt because once thru security you are stuck with "Airside" there is no option and it is totally unacceptable.More

Date of visit: March 2013
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

My husband & I ate at the Airside Restaurant, Liberia, Costa Rica Airport. We ordered a sandwich & a beer. The cost for the 2 sandwiches (small) and 2 beers was $60.24!!! Unbelievable! (it did not matter if you ordered take out or "sit down")...If you're hungry, wait to eat on your flight. It makes airplane food seem very good and reasonable!!More

Date of visit: January 2013
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