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Restaurante Chiwake

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Este 100 Norte Banco Nacional la Tropicana 50 | Alajuela Centro, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Rice with sea food are delicious, I went to this place during my stay in Alajuela several times only to get "El Ceviche Chiwake". Prices are very reasonable, and it's worthy.

Thank Luis A
Emilia R, Propietario at Restaurante Chiwake, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment... we'll love to have you back More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The best ceviche in CR, also seafood is fresh and delicious 👌🏻, excellent location. Waiters are friendly and with good recommendations.

Thank Horacio P
Heredia, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The place had a ton of good reviews, so our expectations were high. However, arrived at 2:30 pm, and there was no one to assist us in finding a table, the 3 of us had to accommodate ourselves in a 2 people table, look around for an extra chair and then wait about 15 minutes before someone came to take... More 

Thank ronny_sanchez
Emilia R, Propietario at Restaurante Chiwake, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not have great experience in our restaurant. We work hard to ensure all our customers have a delightful meal no matter how crow we are... if there is a Chance that you come back for Alajuela, please contact me directly gerencia@chiwakecr.com, I promise you will have the Chiwake meal you expected More 

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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived earlier today and wanted to try somewhere reasonably close to our hotel & this place did not disappoint. We are a bit jet lagged so had an early light dinner of cerviches which were all fantastic. We also tried the Pisco Sour which again was delicious. We also enjoyed watching the world go by on this busy corner.... More 

Thank MeTimeBristol
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This place has a good ambiance in addition to its fine food. The service was excellent and the staff spoke fine English. You won't go wrong if you eat here.

Thank Joe B
Dominical, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had lunch at Chiwake because I was looking for some Peruvian ceviche. Many tantalizing choices of ceviche but the waiter recommended a traditional "mixto." It had corvina, pulpo, camarones, and calamare in a very flavorful lime based salsa. Excellent. The regular size was big with sides of corn and sauteed carrots. Rounded it out with an order of papas fritas,... More 

Thank HurricaneBob2015
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6 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I must start saying I spent a lot of time visiting almost 45 restaurants in 45 days, and no one like this. The food is amazing, tasty, good quality and affordable, ohhhh and the good collection of wines!!! OH YES!!!

Thank Layla M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Always a favourite of ours. Very welcoming, English spoken a little The menu is plentiful and varied. The ceviche is particularity good here. Prices are very reasonable. Looks a bit basic from outside but don't let that put you off.

Thank Antman1961
Key West, Florida
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great little place just outside San Jose. We wanted to stay close to Juan Santamaria airport and Chiwake was a quick 20 min walk away. Very friendly staff was willing to help us with our Spanish and asked if we could help him with his English which made for many enjoyable conversations. The food was great. Not overly pricy and... More 

Thank EmEdHa
Milan, Italy
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant located in Alajuela very convenient for the airport (we went there before our departure). The service is great and the quality of food is ok. We had a chiwake steak (good but for me the sauce was too much) and some roasted chicken. Prices are aligned with the quality of the food! Suggested

Thank Lorenzo B

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Este 100 Norte Banco Nacional la Tropicana 50 | Alajuela Centro, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: 70705400
The best Peruvian cousin

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