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Chubascos

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1km North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano., Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This restaurant had the best food and service of all the places where we...
This restaurant had the best food and service of all the places where we ate in Costa Rica. Family owned and always on site. Cozy, very clean, and surrounded by beautiful vegetation. Friendly and helpful staff. I highly recommend the casados, a local dish - delicious! I ate it in other restaurants but it couldn't be compared to Chubascos. I swear I could eat that every day. For dessert, try the home made apple pie (Costa Rican apples) and the arroz con leche. Ah, and do not forget to try their natural fruit drinks. Their coffee is pretty good too.
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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A mandatory stop for great meal

This is maybe the most visit restaurant when you go up or dawn from the Poas Volcano in Alajuela Costa Rica. This is a steak house restaurant but offers other options for your choice. The restaurant is rustic but it is perfect and according to the zone. They also offer lodging in rustic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Greivin S
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Alajuela
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Alajuela
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is maybe the most visit restaurant when you go up or dawn from the Poas Volcano in Alajuela Costa Rica. This is a steak house restaurant but offers other options for your choice. The restaurant is rustic but it is perfect and according to the zone. They also offer lodging in rustic cabins. if you want to have a... More 

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Beautiful setting in the country. This is a great stop after going to Poas Volcano or La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Our party of 4 had a wonderful time, We were greeted as soon as we arrived and although most of the tables were full or service was fast and friendly. We had great guacamole with fresh homemade chips, followed by... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

this is a lovely restaurant with great food. The picadillos and empanadas de plátano are great, but the tortillas aliñadas are the best plate of the place. Totally recommended. The only thing is that you have yo be patient because is always full.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Friends rave about this location. It is popular on weekends and many families go here. Of course, most of the children know nothing of discipline and are disruptive to other diners. That being said, I was served almost RAW chicken. After sending it back to be cooked, I still had two pieces undercooked. Go for the desserts, eat your main... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had lunch here due to the fact a friend said this place had the best batidos! The food was very good but the batidos was even better! The service was a little slow but it was busy. Great for kids because they have a play area in the side yard. Worth the stop!

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a nice place for lunch. The setting is lovely. The food is good and the portions are huge. Very enjoyable.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Never disappoints! The quality of the food is amazing! Simply go when coming back from visiting the volcano. I promise you won't be dissapointed. The tortilla aliñada is one of the best plates of the house. Can't wait to go back.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went there with my friends after visit in poas volcano, and the food was very good but nothing special, but the service with the lady that was serving us was so poor and lame, was like she didn't wanted to be there and to serve us, I work for the hospitality industry and been working in customer service for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great Gallo Pinto and tortillas, both Spanish and the corn ones. Beautiful atmosphere. Prompt and courteous service.

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was just at Chubascos on saturday and the place is fantastic for several reasons. First, it's location is fantastic and beautiful. Second, the decor and layout of the restaurant is fantastic, and most important, the food is awesome, especially the soup special they do on saturdays. All the food we had was just awesome, and felt like a truly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1km North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano., Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Description

This restaurant had the best food and service of all the places where we ate in Costa Rica. Family owned and always on site. Cozy, very clean, and surrounded by beautiful vegetation. Friendly and helpful staff. I highly recommend the casados, a local dish - delicious! I ate it in other restaurants but it couldn't be compared to Chubascos. I swear I could eat that every day. For dessert, try the home made apple pie (Costa Rican apples) and the arroz con leche. Ah, and do not forget to try their natural fruit drinks. Their coffee is pretty good too.

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