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Jalapenos Central

) #1 of 166 Restaurants in Alajuela €€ - €€€ Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (34 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (10 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 694 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank StuartHLondon
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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

Thank David A
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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...More

Thank jnkadel
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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 RaseBanun
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
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you sit a party of 14?
2 January 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Blossom S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call first and not go during peak dining hours!
Hola me gustaría saber el horario de lunes a viernes.. Por favor Gracias
16 May 2016|
Response from VVS0806 | Reviewed this property |
El horario es de 11:30 a.m. a 11:00 p.m.
Google Translation
Buenas ustedes venden chipotle? Y cuanto vale?
17 March 2016|
Response from Yancy C | Reviewed this property |
No, no venden.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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: Mts South of Post Office 50, 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