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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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  • 12
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always excellent seafood

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Grecia, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I ate here with friend and we were both very pleased. The food was great and the service was excellent. Well worth a visit any time. The dining room is large and open air.

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 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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5 reviews 5 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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