We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cafe Liberia

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calle Real, 150 M. South From "Tienda la Nueva" Casa Zuniga-Chlachar | Liberia - Guanacaste - Costa Rica, Liberia, Costa Rica
+506 2665 1660
Website
Today
15:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 144: English reviews
Bagaces, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

Helpful?
1 Thank williamincostarica
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Izaak W
Burke, Virginia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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.

Helpful?
Thank Grossen76
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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.

Helpful?
Thank Jitka L
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The reviews are right! Compared to other places to eat in Liberia, it really should be 10 stars. We ate there 3 times during our week stay. The girls serving the food are so sweet and they would remember how we like our food and drinks. My husband said the iced cappucino (with yummy ice cream) was the best he... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mr and Mrs P
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

These people were so cool. They were actually closed for Siesta, we came in and they offered to make us food anyway, not in that let's nickel and dime the tourist way, but genuine. We also led the Victorian feel, and architecture. The coffee was perfect.Thanks so much!!

Helpful?
Thank Seeralon
Tampere
Level Contributor
130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Perhaps i chose the wrong dish (a typical dish from Costa Rica), but i thought that it was very normal. However this was disguised by the very good service (both the chef and the waitresses are really kind). But its somehow a bit of a surprise that in a city as hot as this one there's no AC. And also... More 

Helpful?
Thank santvf
Cartago, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was so surprised by Cafe Liberia. Off the Main Street in Liberia, in a beautiful, charming old house is the most delicious food I have ever had in Liberia. I had a fresh drink with orange, carrot and ginger along with delicious ceviche. I indulged and cheesecake for dessert which was pretty yummy. My friends and I had were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laurie S
Puerto Viejo
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and easily found Cafe Liberia. The street where this cafe is located reminded me a little of Antiqua but we were in Costa Rica! Our waitress was friendly and we were seated on a garden area. I ordered ceviche and my wife ordered fajitas and my son had a hamburger. The food came quickly and Wes... More 

Helpful?
Thank caribeans

Travellers who viewed Cafe Liberia also viewed

Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
 
Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
Liberia, Province of Guanacaste
 

Been to Cafe Liberia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Cuisine
Costa Rican, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Fusion, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Liberia and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Madison
over a year ago
Boscawen, New Hampshire
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Liberia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?