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Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Description: This is for the ALAJUELA location.

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Seafood

The best seafood I ever had! I still think about it and salivate weeks later!! It is a family owned establishment that cooks what they catch. Truly beyond comparison, highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Jules H
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The best seafood I ever had! I still think about it and salivate weeks later!! It is a family owned establishment that cooks what they catch. Truly beyond comparison, highly recommended.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A small chain restaurant- always good food and good service. Left my wallet in my room on last visit - I paid with coins we scrounged up out of our pockets. They waited patiently for the crazy gringo and grinned!

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My boyfriend and i stopped into this place after reading some of the ttip advisor reviews. I was very dissapointed. It seemed alot like a chain fast food resturaunt than anything. The intersection its situated on was soo busy that we could hardly talk or hear one another. Sadly, we just ended up ordering the patacones and leaving. They were... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was our first meal when we arrived in Costa Rica based on a recommendation from staff at our B&B. We were exhausted from travel and ordered chicken with rice and a plantain appetizer and guacamole. Our main meals (chicken and rice) were just ok, but the guac and plantain app was VERY good! I would definitely go back here... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The place is clean and the service is great. While the food is not terrible, it's not great - very greasy and a limited selection of overcooked seafood. Would not go here again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The service was good, the food was competent, the setting was authentic. This is not primarily a foreign tourist restaurant. I enjoyed it

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Minnesota
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104 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Nothing special but the food was tasty and the prices were reasonable. This is one of the few restaurants in sleepy Alajuela that is open later at night.

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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 September 17, 2013

Just avoid lobster in most of Costa Rica. Geez, you will get gouged at every turn if you do not. I did have lobster in the Playa Flamingo area years ago and it was reasonably priced. For other seafood in the area, I recommend you find one of the smaller, non-chain restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Yum! Went here based on the recommendation of our hotel-la rosa-and sooo happy we did! Enjoyed every bit of it-we got the ceviche with avocado and also with palm. Then also had veggies, salads, and plantain. I can't have dairy and am a super clean eater and they were more than accommodating (baked my plantain instead of frying) and super... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Very fresh fish and good salad dominate the menu. Margaritas and beer are available. It's open air and right on the busy street, so not really romantic but quite acceptable. Service is excellent. The bill is quite tolerable, about $25 for two.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Costado norte de la Iglesia de Barrio San Jose, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

This is for the ALAJUELA location.

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