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Jalapenos Central

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Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food has very reasonable prices, and it´s very tasty, do not be surprised to make line before entry the place.

Thank Luis A
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

really cool little mexican in the heart of downtown, very friendly staff and great value cw the stupidly expensive airport food- well worth the cab fare, except we got stuck in a festival parade on the way back and nearly missed our flight - would love to return one day

Thank StuartHLondon
Costa Rica
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has most know mexican style dishes, the quality is pretty good and it has good pricing. Good staff as well.

Thank David A
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to this place during an overnight layover in San Jose, and I was not disappointed. I had the "El Jefe" meal and it was delicious! Especially with the top notch margarita to wash it down. Definitely a great place to grab dinner and not too expensive!

Thank jnkadel
Gadsden, Alabama
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend told me about this place and I am glad she did. Norman and his staff are great. The food is fresh and delicious. EAT HERE

Thank b0bwelch2004
Barrington, Illinois
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179 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by staff. Near the Courtyard hotel about 1 mile. Glad we went. Good food good price and really nice staff.

Thank mark s
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool little traditional Tex Mex Costa Rican style food. Service was terrific. Try the fajitas or burritos. Key Lime pie was a bit of a let down but still good.

Thank Amy W
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Mexican food, some of the best Mexican food I've had anywhere. Good selection of options, quick service, and quirky fun atmosphere. If you are in the area, drop in for a awesome dining experience!

Thank ErnieScar
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food here was great compared to most of the other food Latin food in Costa Rica which we found to be bland and lacking flavor.

Thank CLC05
Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Our chilli concarne was decent. The prices were ok even for the small portions. The staff looked unfriendly. Didnt wanted to stay for a dessert. The craft beer looked nice.

Thank bcoupy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?