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Latin, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

We ate here numerous times for supper while staying in Santa Clara. The service was always good and the food was excellent. The menu was in both Spanish & English. Our waiter spoke limited English but was very friendly and seemed to know what we...wanted. We really appreciated that the meals were always well-balanced with a good portion of vegetables and salad in addition to the main course. The portions were very large so we could easily share a main course. The waiter knew to bring additional plates so we could divide up the meal. Since we had no Wifi at our hotel, we were delighted with the good Wifi here so we could check our emails and the news daily.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 28 January 2019

The folks at the Tree Houses hotel recommended Happy Land to us for dinner. It's a typical Costa Rican restaurant but in addition to the typical Costa Rican dishes, the menu includes, surprisingly, some Chinese dishes and Ceviche. Two members of our party had the..."grande" Ceviche for dinner and found it to be delicious and certainly very "grande" (more than they could eat). I had a "lomo" (beef steak) dish which also came with a small tasty salad and side dishes. My wife had a shrimp dish with rice and beans. The food was quite good. The Margaritas were excellent. And the service provided by the super friendly, efficient and thoughtful Marco was excellent. We enjoyed dinner so much that we came back for lunch the next day!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The staff were every nice and helpful. Three of us had the nachos, one had a sirloin steak, one had a salad, and another had tacos. Everything was good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We were here for several times and we can.say: The meals were very tasty. And the Service is awesome. So, we will come again!

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We were staying at Tree Houses Hotel and were recommended this restaurant by the staff when we explained that we were looking for authentic Costa Rican vegetarian food. It was only a few minutes to drive there and there was plenty of parking. there are...tables inside and outside and there is free wifi. Our waiter was very friendly and recommended their "Typico Costa Rican dish". So we both ordered it with some french fries (Papas Frita) and a beer and a glass of red wine. The food came in big portions and was very tasty. The whole meal with tip was under US $50.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great open air restaurant that served great food at a great price. We went twice and there were the only tourists there but the staff was welcoming and welcomed us back the second night. The portions were huge and delicious. I was even able to...watch Maywether vc McGregror there something I wouldn't have watched in the US. Huge projectors for soccer matches and boxing.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Totally average food and service. As always in CR, getting the check was a slow process, and getting refills on drinks was also slow. The food was fine, and for the price the portions were good. Overall, not our best or worst meal on this...trip. It was just in the middle.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second time to Happy Land, a nice little outdoor restaurant near Tree Houses Hotel in Alajuela. Our server was attentive and friendly and the beer was cold, but the food was disappointing for my wife and I. We ordered a rice, veggie...and shrimp dish, but what arrived looked and tasted like Chinese fast food, swimming in soya sauce. Not what we expected. Our friends had typical Costa Rican fare, which they did enjoy. Convenience to Tree Houses is certainly a plus, but don't expect too much in the the way of food.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A wonderful place to eat in Alajuela. It was recommended to us by the locals. It has a large menu of Western and Costa Rican food and has large portions. English and Spanish menus and the food is delicious. We had hamburgers and a seafood...casserole. Food is prepared on the spot so it takes a while to come, but that is the standard anywhere in Costa Rica. It is open air and we were fascinated with the iguanas in the trees nearby. This is a popular spot for tourists and locals as well.More

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Lots of locals always seems like a good sign. It did not feel like a tourist trap at all. Good variety of traditional and american food. Large portions of food. Open air. TVs for soccer games.

Date of visit: December 2015
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Restaurante Happy Land is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5