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Chubascos

1km North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano., Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 77 restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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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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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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nyc
Senior Contributor
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food here is delicious. The typical plate comes with a green bean omelet which sounded bizarre to me, but tasted great. It's one of my favorite things I ate. We ate here a couple of times while we were staying in the area, and it was great every time.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Exellemt local fare. Prices excellent. Setting lovely. Well worh the stop on our way back from the volcano and waterfall gardens.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Probably the best place we ate in Costa Rica! The portion sizes are generous, the staff lovely, the food fresh and delicious (be sure to try an antojito!), and the prices quite reasonable. If you visit Poas, be sure to stop by for a hearty lunch or dinner!

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