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Ancient People

Central Street, San Juanillo, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5065
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“wraps” (4 reviews)
“ceviche” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, International, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Central Street, San Juanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I gave this place a shot twice because it looks cool but the owner seemed grumpy and unfriendly and the food was not great. My salmon was still frozen and I honestly cant remember the other thing I ate. I would not recomend this to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank sarsah82
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ancient People a few times during our visit nearby. The food is flavorful, health minded, and the service was good. Check out the gift shop as well. Lots of cool finds at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ChefRonTravels
Reviewed July 21, 2018

One stop you can get falafel, wraps, the best smoothies, great atmosphere. But wait! They have gifts that are amazing. They have massage and even Watso treatments but wait! Tattoos too. The owners are artists and do it all. The owners, Aikon and his wife...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Eisa B
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Our favorite spot in this area !!! Fantastic wraps , healthy smoothies and great Casados , sit under the mango tree and enjoy the slow pace of life !!! Owner knows the area really well , lovely guy who made this magic spot with love...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jasper V
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place...the garlic shrimp and the banana pancakes.....that’s all imma say...and that you might want to make sir3 you get them.....

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Vicky A
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Have been here a handful of times in our visits to San Juanillo. Located on the way out of the beach area this is a good spot for lunch after a morning on the beach. The ceviche and the guacamole were good. The wraps are...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank allanb437
Reviewed July 26, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 68mbl5
Reviewed April 3, 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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank spiritblue21
Reviewed March 11, 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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Dan B
Reviewed January 2, 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

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank bebit42
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
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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