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Jalapenos Central

Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chimichanga” (36 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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141 - 150 of 510 reviews

Reviewed 1 March 2016

We definitly enjoyed the food in Costa Rica, but were happy to find a little variety. We thought this would be a good place to try and we were very happy with our choice. It was busy but we felt well taken care of. The...More

Thank ChefToddH
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Very yummy classic Costa Rican dishes! Vegan options are available and very tasty! Great portions for an even better price! You won't be disappointed!

Thank EmVera13
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went there on our last night in Costa Rica, after finding the name in Lonely Planet and reading the great reviews here. Upon parking, we were greeted by a man who said he would watch our car for a dollar. He...More

Thank Treeman K
Norman f, Owner at Jalapenos Central, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Thank you for spending the time to review us and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to one opinion out of nearly 500 reviewers. In Costa Rica, street parking in cities is often managed by what we call "watcheemen". These characters usually make a living...More

Reviewed 27 February 2016

An interesting decor of lisence plates, pictures, clothing from all over the southwest. Tex Mex type food hit the spot after many weeks of picco gallo.

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Arrive early. By 645p, all of the tables were full. It is a rather small place with limited seating. Margaritas were excellent and strong. Average portions, perhaps on the smaller side. Order accordingly. The only thing we didn't like is we felt rushed to leave...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

After a 9 day adventure in Costa Rica, this restaurant was a nice change of pace, very convenient to airport hotels. The portions are large and the prices are reasonable. There was a wait due to a large group booking, but the owner was very...More

Thank na0mitravels
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. I had the chimichanga and my husband got the burrito. Both were very good. We'd recommend getting the meal rather than a la carte because we both felt a little hungry after finishing the food, but we had some...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

The food is simply delicious. Priced right. Owner takes an interest in his customers and knows you on later visits. Unique decorations. Will bring him down a car license plate on next trip! Top notch on every way. You won't be disppointed.

Thank Alyce W
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant we've ever been to and we almost didn't go since it's labeled Tex-Mex and wanted more traditional Costa Rican food. We're on vacation from Texas and felt a bit ridiculous coming here but I'm so glad we did! The owner is...More

Thank JenBM
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when I first got here but it was a pleasent surprise. Food is delicious and the portions are just right, price range goes from $3 to $10 and the place, even though is a tad small, it comes out...More

Thank Joyce D
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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