Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Liberia

Mariajuana

It's moved across town, but its dreamcatchers, African masks and cat-themed art are still all the rage. Sip a regional Guanaca beer (made with local honey for a sweet finish) while swinging under the giant mango tre…
Top Choice Costa Rican in Liberia

Region 5

'Costa Rican by birth, Guanacasteco, thank god!' boasts this new steakhouse, named for the province and set in the historic home of beloved Liberian doctor Enrique Briceño. Lunches feature Nicoyan treats including c…
Fusion in Liberia

Café Liberia

This beautifully restored colonial-era building has heavy wooden furniture and frescoed ceilings, creating a romantic ambience for enjoying rich coffee and gourmet fare. French chef Sebastian and his Tica wife Lijia…
Steak in Liberia

Toro Negro Steakhouse

Located in a beautiful colonial-era building, this family-friendly restaurant has an extensive Italian-Tico menu specializing in meat dishes such as New York strip steak, filet mignon and burgers. The rustic interio…
International in Liberia

Jauja

This stylish indoor-outdoor bar-cafe (the name's pronounced 'How-ha') on the main drag is unusual for its upscale ambience and classy cuisine. Service is also excellent. Look for wood-fired pizza, tender grass-fed s…
Fusion in Liberia

Green House

When they say ‘green house’ they mean it – this is a glass building filled with plants. There are green-paneled windows and many veggie options on the menu. Come into the light-filled dining room for a delightful fu…
Pizza in Liberia

Pizza Pronto

This very cute old-world pizzeria, where the wood is stacked next to the smoking courtyard oven, keeps it romantic and simple – just pizza, pasta and salads. The pizzas are delish, ranging from the recommended veget…
Cafe in Liberia

Donde Pipe

This little cafe is a local favorite, thanks to free wi-fi, strong coffee and scrumptious sweets and breakfasts. In addition to cafe fare, the menu features local specialties such as chifrijos (rice and pinto beans …
Costa Rican in Liberia

Los Comales

¡Poder Tica! This convivial and popular local spot is run by a women’s collective. Come for traditional Guanacaste fare such as arroz de mais (rice with chicken and corn). Lunchtime is crowded which means slow servi…
Costa Rican in Liberia

Restaurante El Pilon

A great little find for fans of casados (set meals). This local diner serves at least 10 daily, featuring fresh pescado (fish), pollo (chicken), steak, lamb and more. Relax around wooden tables in the cool, dark-til…