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Av. 25 de Julio | Diagonal a los Tribunales de Justicia, Liberia Centro, Liberia 50101, Costa Rica
+506 2665 2061
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bagaces, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full bar, wood baked pizza, local and international menu, open air relaxing atmosphere, with daily specials.

Thank williamincostarica
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329 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked a local for a place with great local food and he recommended Jauja. The place is contemporary and they have a large international menu. I did not find Costa Rican cuisine very extensive, however, one of the most traditional dishes is the casado (combined platter). I ordered a beef casado and it was very good. I think it... More 

Thank rbravo
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We found this place on a whim and really enjoyed our dinner and drinks. The staff was helpful, the food was very good and the ambiance was excellent. We loved the outdoor tree the deck is built around! Large portions as well. Would definitely return!

Thank Hilary J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place after I couldn't find another restaurant. Glad I did. That feeling when you order something and expect a taste, and then when you bite it's so much better, that was the lasagna. Order the club soda, they have the really old school Canada dry bottles that are the way all bottles should look.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Been eating here since they opened many years ago and through the changes in management. I have never experienced a bad meal in all that time. Ceviches are fresh, pizza's are good and the wood oven gives it a distinct flavor. But, I sometimes drive way out of my way to get their beef carpaccio, don't know how to explain... More 

Thank kosmoflyer
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The 5 of us had dinner here our last night in Costa Rica. The service was great and so was the food. Get the shrimp ceviche to start. We all got 5 different meals and were all really happy with it.

Thank Bailey L
East Nassau, New York
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

It is a short walk from Hotel Boyeros. There is a large tree in the middle of the open air restaurant. The pizza is very good, cooked in a wood fired oven. There are always wine specials. We visited there several times and had great salads, grilled octopus shrimp ceviche. Prices are reasonable.

Thank CrosCrek
JuanPabloBerrocal, Owner at Jauja, responded to this review

Hello CrosCrek, Im glad you had a nice evening. Thank you for your kind words. Pura vida, Juan Pablo Berrocal Chef/Owner More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We were finishing up our 8 day trip to Costa Rica and needed to find a place for dinner before we dropped off our Rental Car and went to the Airport. We decided to just drive down this road and saw this place that looked decent. We were greeted immediately, sat in an open air restaurant with the breeze of... More 

Thank shablee1st
JuanPabloBerrocal, Owner at Jauja, responded to this review

Dear shablee1st, Your review is one, if not the most, thorough review we ever had, for which I thank you. It helped a lot in tweaking and adjusting things as the quality control on the final product, encouraging our staff to improve their english, and making sure they hand out the english menus(we do have some). Thank you very much,... More 

Moose Jaw, Canada
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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This restraint has a sper deal everyday with the cascado of the day . The daily meal special is a excellent value at 3000c for a drink main course and an eating under the trees type of atmosphere

Thank frannie1155040
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight in Liberia Hilton --taxi driver recommended Juaja -we were not disappointed! Server was professional food was authentic and fresh from scratch. Best sangria and marguerites of trip. Even cost was very inexpensive. Juan Pablo the chef came to see how our meal was. Very clean and pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely return next year!

Thank mxmama101
JuanPabloBerrocal, Owner at Jauja, responded to this review

Dear mxmama101, Your words are too kind. I´m very honored to learn you enjoyed your meal and remembered my name. I hope to tend to you again. Pura vida, Juan Pablo Berrocal S. Chef/Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Seafood, Italian, Latin, Pizza, International, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. 25 de Julio | Diagonal a los Tribunales de Justicia, Liberia Centro, Liberia 50101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Liberia
  • Phone Number: +506 2665 2061
We are a family restaurant, ran by my wife(manager) and I (chef). We use traditional french and italians techniques, with local produce. We are alwayslearning, please share your comments with us.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?