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“Dishonest people!”
Review of La Choza de Laurel

La Choza de Laurel
Ranked #21 of 83 Restaurants in Liberia
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Description: Trying to review their restaurant in Liberia.
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Description: Trying to review their restaurant in Liberia.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We've been to this restaurant several times and the food is good, but I'm giving it a bad rating because it's the second time they try to overcharge us by more than US $30. The first time it happened (a while ago) we obviously assumed it was a mistake, but after tonight we're pretty sure that they do it all the time and on purpose. Make sure to check your bill TWICE before you pay!!

Food itself was good but a little overpriced... In summary go here for the food if you don't mind paying tourist prices, but be VERY careful when it's time to pay. Double or even triple check the bill. Modus operandi, as we went to the cashier to pay, is they charge your card and, give you the voucher to sign, then gives you your copy of the voucher attached/stapled to the bill itself Our mistake was we only verified that the vouchers amount was correct, not the bill itself.

I would NOT patronize this place ever again. I do not believe in rewarding dishonestly. There are better options in the Liberia proper and at cheaper prices. Also, as an FYI, we have also gone to the original restaurant in La Fortuna, several times, and no problems there.

These seems to be an issue in the Guanaste/Liberia branch. There is also no management in place as we wanted to make as formal complaint, we were told to call the Fortuna branch as only the supervisor, the one who overcharged us in the first place, was in the Liberia branch Oh, BTW, service is slow, even when it's not busy. .

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This restaurant serves typical Costa Rican Food. This is an excellent for the experience, close to Liberia Airport (for last meal before you depart the country). Authentic, large amount of food, fairly priced, and friendly service.

Average lunch Dish $13, Porterhouse steak dish $21 (I do not recommend it, though).

My recommendation: If you have a long flight awaiting you from Liberia, stop by for lunch or dinner…. There is nothing to eat at the airport.

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Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
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Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

This place came recommended by our concierge..and it was great! Excellent tipical food...we got the choza plate and arroz con pollo..both that hit the spot! Very flavorful..meal cost us about $50 with a bottle of wine!

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Thank NishaGC
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The good: Almuercito Campesino, ambience, prices.
The bad: Hearts of Palm Salad (Skimpy on the Hearts of Palm).

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Thank cc702
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

A nice surprise along the road, with simple but good food, nice service and the most wonderful Pina Colada I ever had. Go for it guys and avoid rip offs such as Players club at the airport.

Thank Montrealflo
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