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Ancient People

Central Street, San Juanillo, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5065
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (11 reviews)
“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, International, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Central Street, San Juanillo, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We stayed a week in a house in San Juanillo and ended up eating here 4 times. The food is all organic and locally sourced but more importantly it is delicious. The place is small but very clean and well set up. They will provide...More

Thank 68mbl5
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful find in remote San Juanillo, a bumpy ride up the coast from Nosara and Playa Guiones. Great food including ceviche, burgers, milkshakes (called smoothies but some included ice cream and cacao!). Besides the restaurant, the Spanish couple do tattoos and massage and run a...More

Thank spiritblue21
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Food was mediocre- interesting menu but fish was half cooked. More than anything though I wouldn't recommend this as the creepy bald guy working there who I was told is an owner was quite rude when asked some simple questions about the items he was...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after reading reviews that the food was really good. The owner was so rude to me and my daughter and stated he didn't understand me when I spoke English. But when other customers spoke to him in English, they were French, he was...More

Thank bebit42
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A trippy place with great organic food and smoothies and always a few freaky world travelers as well!

Thank markus s
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Good espresso. Hard to find in Guanacaste. This is the place. Real espresso. I think they have good organic hippie food too but I'm usually too jacked up on caffeine to care. Proprietors are unique characters themselves and make the visit worth it. I believe...More

Thank PangaPeladas
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful menu for all. Clean food options! Very relaxed atmosphere with super fast wifi! The breakfast burrito and carrot cake will call me back.

Thank bsborunda
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My family was staying at a rental house about five kilometers from Ancient People and we had a big problem. My daughter who has severe food allergies and can't eat milk or butter was having her 13th birthday during our vacation. Knowing how difficult it...More

1  Thank mandynelson
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed having breakfast at ancient people every morning during our stay in San Juanillo. The atmosphere was amazing and it was steps away from a beautiful beach. Can't wait to go back! Bassam & Reema

Thank Bassam S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Aside from the title, the real story is the owner - a sweet, kind man who takes much interest and pride in his restaurant. Great place to eat while visiting this quiet seaside village. We loved the prawn tacos and the tasty chicken sandwich. Also...More

Thank CT-Jack
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Nearby Attractions
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.35 km away
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774 reviews
13.09 km away
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Street, San Juanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  San Juanillo
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 5065
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