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C-Vichito y Mas

La Trinidad del Price Smart 4 cuadras al Oeste y 50 Sur | From Pricesmart Alajuela, 4 blocks straight (west) and 50 meters South, Alajuela, Costa Rica
506 24429157
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Ranked #2 of 84 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: International, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

It was a great experience, service was outstanding, flavors Well blended, we are coming back for sure!! Salmon and octopuss were delicious!!! Homey feeling!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Best restaurant in Costa Rica. We have been traveling to Costa Rica for the past 15 years. By far the most creative and delicious of all. If they were in NYC we would be regulars there. Can't wait to return on our next trip! Bravo!

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Saying that they don´t have a menu is not completely true, I would say the menu is not printed and is very flexible. Alvaro (the owner and executive chef) will offer you 4 main bases; beef, ribs, fish, sea food, all of them prepared with different sauces like tamarindo, chocolate, pineapple and others, then you can choose from vegetables, mushrooms,... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has no menu. The chef/owner is beyond welcoming, as is passionate about his culinary concoctions. He will give you a brief overview of what they offer but will hand craft your dosh to your liking. This is one of if not THE BEST most posh restaurants I have ever been to. Most of the food and herbs are... More 

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This restaurant is a nice choice for food in Alajuela. There are only 1 or 2 other really nice restaurants there. Finding it was easy thanks to directions provided by others. The service was excellent and personal. Prices are a bit high for the food, but I have to admit the beer prices are very reasonable...drink up! There is no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant and its owners. The food, the service, the charming space - everything was perfection. Yes, it's a bit tricky to get to, as it's a bit outside of Alajuela proper, in a residential neighborhood with a faded sign out front, but man, was it ever worth the trip. Their mussels and... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is not your typical Costa Rican restaurant because the chef doesn't just cook - he creates. We told the chef we were in the mood for fish. We gave him no other direction. We had his ceviche accompanied by 4 fruit sauces to add to each taste. Next came bite size pieces of octopus with pineapple and black sesame... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Being in Costa Rica for almost 2 years I have always wanted to try this place but never did, until now. I am so glad I finally had the chance to try this restaurant before leaving this land because it truly is one of the best in Costa Rica by far. To top things off the price is right as... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

As others have said it is hard to find. I suggest you get to the Price Smart in Alajuela and go west. You go about 4 blocks and just after you pass a small church on the left you will turn left. Go one more block south and then you will see their small sign over on the left. I... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

It's kind of tricky to get to the place if you are not a local. Teh service is really good and the "fusion" approach on every dish is worth the try. The only major issue I had was regarding the pricing...there's actually no prices in the menu. The owner will charge you on his own judgement. Not a cool feature... More 

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Address: La Trinidad del Price Smart 4 cuadras al Oeste y 50 Sur | From Pricesmart Alajuela, 4 blocks straight (west) and 50 meters South, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 24429157
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: International, Fusion

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