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Jalapenos Central

Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (39 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (13 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 540 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

First I must say that this restaurant had been a favorite of mine when living nearby and visiting Alajuela more than a decade ago from 2006 to 2008. Back then I just loved the Sopa Azteca and remember the thin tasty brownish broth with interesting...More

Thank travelUSAoften
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, most seemed very positive. Cute little restaurant that seats about 30. Nice staff. Big menu with meals & individual items. I had the Patacones & a beef chimichanga. Good! Seems they have local brewed (?micro/IPA) beer which looked good. Please go...More

Thank Letitia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the visit if you're in the area. One of the best Mexican style meals I've had and quick, friendly service.

Thank Happycat108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place, the food is delicious, I recommend the chimichanga over everything there! One of the best places to visit in Alajuela Central

Thank Kristal C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went because of all of the good reviews. Food was ok, not bad. Restaurant quickly filled up with US citizens like us. Which, should have been a sign. We should have left once we read Tex Mex on the menu. Just not what we...More

Thank brian4922018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! Easy parking out front and outstanding margaritas. Food was so fresh! Staff was very friendly spoke excellent English. Best place we ate in coast Rica!

Thank Micahackerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Jalapenos on a Friday night and it was packed. We were seated immediately. The server was very friendly and spoke some English. We had soft tacos, frijitos and key lime pie for desert. The Pico and fire roasted salsa was delicious. I...More

Thank therock1963
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to enough restaurants in Costa Rica to know a lot of them tend to let patrons linger until we have to ask for another drink or for the bill but the server I had was very attentive, friendly and great with his...More

1  Thank Burle1
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant experience and very reasonable cost. We had two rounds of Margaritas, fajita and chefs favorite tacos. All good.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I both had a Chimichangas - one beef and one chicken. We ordered empanadas for an appetizer. Everything was good. Super cute restaurant. Made us feel like we were back in San Antonio, Texas.

Thank Charles A
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2 January 2017|
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Response from Blossom S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call first and not go during peak dining hours!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
  • E-mail
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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