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Jalapenos

Highway 3, Atenas, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 29 restaurants in Atenas
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful place outdoors and in full of artwork and lush landscaping. The food was delicious and great service. Went on a suggestion and happy we did.

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Alexandria,LA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The steak was recommended as well as several seafood dishes. I had the Mixed Seafood dish (forgot the Spanish name), which the waitress recommended and it was very good. The waitress was pleasant and helpful, we worked through my Spangish.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Wonderful food .We had a variety of foods there and everyone in our party was very complimentary of the food and service . The atmosphere was very relaxing and I especially enjoyed the antiques .

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Tried the grilled tenderloin, medium, and it was excellent. One of the juiciest and tender steaks I've had, comparable to the filet mignon at my favorite place in New Mexico. Between my limited Spanish and the waiter's limited English, we made out okay. I would highly recommend. The music has changed from what others have reported, soft 80s classics mostly.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed in Atenas our first and last nights in Costa Rica and ate here both times. The food was excellent, the service good and the atmosphere wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My favorite refreshment was the guanabana smoothie. It is a typical fruit with a nice smooth sweet taste. We loved their shrimp,fajitas, tacos, Aztec soup (sopa).

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Barrie, Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We ate one dinner and a lunch at this restaurant. The dinner was quite good - the steaks were tasty. The lunch we had was pretty good too. The salad was fresh but quite basic, and the taco soup was good, but did have a bit of a different taste for me. The atmosphere is lovely and the servers are... More

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The food was pretty good and the service was average. They had a pretty decent selection on their menu. I would recommend.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed at Barons Resort and this was the closet restaurant to them. Glad we found it. Meal was so good and service was great

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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Though to some of my friends the name resounds as Mexican, you will find to your delight, typical Tico food as well. I recommend you try the classic "Corvina" or sea bass. I have had it both as a Ceviche, one of my favourites or served cooked in butter and garlic (mantequilla y ajo for the locals). The staff is... More

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