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“Only positive experiance...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jalapenos Central

Jalapenos Central
50 Mts South of Post Office, Alajuela, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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Ranked #1 of 94 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express
Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Only positive experiance...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Although, it is hard to satisfy both my wife and I about a restaurant experience at the same time. Jalapeno restaurant did it for us. My wife liked the quality and cleanliness of it and I liked the reasonable prices. I will be visiting them more often. That is for sure.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gananoque, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Excellent Tex-Mex resturant close to the central park.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This spot is a bustling place and is frequented by many travelers. Good economical food. in a good location.

Visited January 2013
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Buenos Aires, Costa Rica
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic, fresh food! Clean Restaurant 5 Star Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Norman has it down. His restaurant offers fresh food Mexican style. The ingredients are super fresh, the presentation and quantity is perfect. The restaurant is clean and open you can see beyond the kitchen counter the kitchen staff have nothing to hide. It is super clean and the staff runs like a well oiled machine. The service is second to none. No waiting or negligent service EVER! Delicious food, really!

Visited December 2012
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“Charming place and good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A small place with great atmosphere. We had the monster burrito with beef, which was great, and the enchilada with beef, ok but the sauce was a little watery.

Visited December 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Delicious and cheap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I loved the meal I had here with my family, and I usually hate tex-mex, so that is saying A LOT. A full meal with some desserts and smoothies came out to about $10 a person. Wow. We drove from the San Jose Marriott to go here, and it was totally worth the drive. The owner was very friendly and spoke perfect English. Additionally, upon arriving with 7 people, they did not appear to have the space to seat us all together, but still made it happen. Impressive on all fronts!

Protip: There are no addresses in Costa Rica, so it can make finding this place hard (even for taxi drivers), so don't be afraid to ask locals you drive by.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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