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All 80 Alajuela Restaurants

El Ceviche del Rey

Calle 2 Alajuala, Alajuela, Costa Rica
24400779
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Ranked #23 of 80 Restaurants in Alajuela
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The food was really good and reasonably priced. Don't go here if you're looking for beautiful views of the volcano. Do go here if you are hungry and want a good meal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What delicious food!!! The ceviche was delicious! So flavorful!! We had the paella for 2 which was really enough for 6!! Delicious as well! The portions are huge! The sangria was delicious!!!! We ordered the pitcher. The prices are comparable to The States. The service was wonderful! Our waiter was very attentive but not in our faces! Great stop!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Ceviche Combo was delicious! The Calimari were ever so slightly over cooked but the huge portion of ceviche sea bass, shrimp and octopus which was super fresh filled me up! Great service, wonderful atmosphere and fresh food prepared well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We visited Arenal last December and loved both food and service in El Ceviche del Rey. We dined there for two nights out of our 3-night stay in the area. Ceviche was very flavorful and service attentive, but not intrusive. I am really surprised to see all the bad reviews here.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was the first place I visited in Alajuela on a recommendation from a local hotel owner. The food was average, the service poor and the prices higher than they should have been. I was very disappointed.

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Highland Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Service was bad, we waited forever to get the check and had to finally stand up and go to the front. The food was bad, the fish tasted old and previously frozen. We were very disappointed for the price we paid. We went on a Friday night and the place was empty.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the ceviche and then the paella for 2. The seafood in both dishes was previously frozen and not fresh. Overall unremarkable flavors. We could maybe tolerate subpar food, but the price of the lunch was ridiculous, around $70 US and we did not even have alcohol. At least the waitress was nice.

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miami,Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

If you are in Costa Rica this is a must visit place, the food is diferent and well prapare the waiters are fast and knowloge of what they do, Wine seleccion is poor but good, location is easy to find, if you go have fun.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

had dinner here on a Wednesday night. Most seafood dishes were with sea bass. Ceviche was very flavorful. there were only 2 waiters and the service was extremely slow. Prices were a bit high for the food quality.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very dissapointen with this restaurnte. I was expecting a place with a exquisite peruvian menu, but honestly the food is not as good, and is pricey!! The rest. facilities looks old and dark. For the money that they charge, they better improve the place a little bit. You can get the same type of meals in any Costa Rican typical... More

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Additional Information about El Ceviche del Rey

Address: Calle 2 Alajuala, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 24400779
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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