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Jalapenos Central

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chimichanga” (40 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 565 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, clean, located close to downtown plaza and cathedral. Helpful staff. Excellent desserts! Good variety.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank billrivers
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I checked this place out, based on the positive reviews, and I was not disappointed. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank matthewbe42
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to have genuine Mexican food right in the middle of Alajuela! Norman the owner has created a wonderful dining experience that we never miss when we are in the area. For Mexican food it’s a must!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank overtonp2016
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

It's a small and fun decorated restaurant. There's a lot to choose from! Both our dishes were really good. And unless you are a very big eater, it fills you up nicely. The waitress was that good in English, but very nice and funny. Would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shirley K
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Delicious Costa Rican foods! I will return to this restaurant when I visit Costa Rica again. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank matiasc120
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by Bernie and Nhi at the Pura Vida hotel in Tetual. We were not disappointed. The food was plentiful and absolutely delicious. The waiter bought us complimentary appetizers and we both ordered the beef fajitas which were washed down with excellent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SurreyUmbrella
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Friendly attentive service We had the fish tacos and a chicken fajitas, both delicious. Washed down with a local beer and a margarita. We managed to park within walking distance. Recommend

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Libran_Lovely
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Alajuela and craving for a Latin American styled food, this is the place to go. Colombian and Mexican styles meet on your table. Their hot sauce is very aromatic and full-flavored. Their different meat cuts are delicious. The decor is very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jelosamkr
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The food was pretty good & as close to Mexican food as CR can get. No good Mexican restaurants in CR that we have found😫We probably won’t be back due to the insanity in Alajuela driving & parking. Just not worth it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NYE2015
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

After a disappointing lunch at our hotel we ventured out for dinner. Very friendly place, with good food and interesting decor. Recommended!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Opher
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January 2, 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $9
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
  • E-mail
Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express
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