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All 75 Alajuela Restaurants


1km North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano., Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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2 reviews
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 via mobile

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The service was fantastic, the servers had all stopped by to check on us during the meal. I love the quaint atmosphere, a lot of the cooking is done on wood burning stoves, so there is the smell of campfire , if you don't want that, you might want to sit inside. Anyway there is a lady (at least when... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Tradicional Costa Rican food, in a lovely cold place called Fraijanes. The attention and service are great, food is great, desserts are to die for!

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Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Service is amazing, people is very pleasant. Food is Very good (I only had breakfast) The rooms are very nice, detailed. The only thing missing is a phone in the room, because there is almost no reception and if you need to make a call or order in food, you wont be able to do it with your cell. Overall... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a place with typical Costa Rican food. It is accesible with stroller / wheel chair, so the youngest + oldest in the family are not excluded. Its located in Fraijanes in a very nice country side forest. Definitely an options for a weekend meal or after visiting the Poas Volcano.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Do you want to enjoy Costa Rica in one trip? You want to go to Chubasco. Starting with a beautiful mountain trip, where you can enjoy real Costarican scenery out of Alajuela, with freat city view once you AT&T to climb up. Restaurant is a very nice typical Costarican house, with nice garden and even some hotel accommodation. Food is... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Found this great local spot here on TA and it was perfect for our group. Beautiful little garden which was nice for the kids to run around in before getting back on the road. Patacones and Casados were excellent. (The empanadas were the only things that were just ok, a bit greasy)

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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Nailed it in the customer service. I went today with my family to this restaurant after my visit to Poas. It was pretty packed and I believe due this situation they failed delivering our order. My lomiti was overcooked and my wife order a dish and she got something else. Because we were on a hurry we did not argue... More

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