Does anyone know what the process is for obtaining a liquor license is
A brown envelope with some cash in it I'd imagine, you really are up against it if your partner is a foreigner too and you don't know someone on the inside to sweeten up. They won't see the bigger picture that approving a licence means more VAT income for the government etc.
If you do get the licence then don't dare file your paper work late, the Warsaw Tortilla Factory lost their licence a couple of years back for six months as a punishment for submitting their licence renewal a day late. You would have though a slap on the wrists would have sufficed.
Where about exactly is your restaurant so i can suss out which one is it ?