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Jalapenos Central


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express
$2 - $9
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Mexican, Latin
Television, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended for several reasons: 1) Top choice by Pura Vida Hotel owners Nhi and Berni who frequent it themselves. BTW, Nhi is a gourmet chef. 2) Owner operated 3) Freshly made to order 4) Reasonably priced 5) Vegetarian options 6) Some bilingual staff 7)...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank RZPhyxit
Reviewed July 10, 2019

We were looking for a place to eat close to the hotel as it was getting late. My brother found this place, good reviews and just up the street. It's billed as Tex-Mex (which is bland and gross food in my opinion) but the food...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank theethicsgradient
Reviewed July 2, 2019

ok, I was just in ther and bought a Monster burito con pollo (chicken). By way of review I want to say that it was close to the best buritio that I have ever eaten, The chicken was perfectly flavored with garlic the guacamole was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Steve N
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This place located in an older neighborhood of San Jose has some of the most delicious food in the capital, especially if you are in the mood for mexican. The place has been around for many years. The atmosphere is authentic, service is attentive and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank WorldTravels2015
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

Good food, friendly owner, some english is spoken which is helpful for people like me who struggle with spanish. Good passionfruit cheesecake

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jenniferfrenifer
Reviewed June 9, 2019

This is a wonderful, small Tex- Mex restaurant located in a pre-gentrified location in Alajuela. The decor is Mexican and so is the plentiful traditional Mexican cuisine. Combination lunches and dinners are served at a set price along with many items ala carte. One has...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank warren s
Reviewed May 22, 2019

This location is pretty convenient to get to from the Juan Santamaria Airport. With it taking close to 5 hours to get through customs, we were extremely hungry by the time we were leaving the airport. We found this delicious restaurant which was not a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NSecondDegree
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Norman and his staff create an amazing atmosphere and have a great perspective on Tex-Mex. We love the Jalapeno Rolls! We go to Jalapeno's every time we are in Alajuela.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Volcanes2018
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Maybe we don't like the Costa Rican take on Tex Mex. was disappointing, entire meal and drinks were unremarkable, customer service was just ok. Not the place for us.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sallyghanim
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Found Jalapenos on TripAdvisor and did not disappoint. Great Mexican food and great craft beers for a even better price. Even though the name is Jalapenos the food wasn't that spicy, so next time i would ask for some heat. Next door is it;s sister...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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March 10, 2019|
Response from matthewbe42 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Blossom S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call first and not go during peak dining hours!
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