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Jalapenos Central

Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chimichanga” (39 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (13 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, most seemed very positive. Cute little restaurant that seats about 30. Nice staff. Big menu with meals & individual items. I had the Patacones & a beef chimichanga. Good! Seems they have local brewed (?micro/IPA) beer which looked good. Please go...More

Thank Letitia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the visit if you're in the area. One of the best Mexican style meals I've had and quick, friendly service.

Thank Happycat108
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place, the food is delicious, I recommend the chimichanga over everything there! One of the best places to visit in Alajuela Central

Thank Kristal C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went because of all of the good reviews. Food was ok, not bad. Restaurant quickly filled up with US citizens like us. Which, should have been a sign. We should have left once we read Tex Mex on the menu. Just not what we...More

Thank brian4922018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! Easy parking out front and outstanding margaritas. Food was so fresh! Staff was very friendly spoke excellent English. Best place we ate in coast Rica!

Thank Micahackerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Jalapenos on a Friday night and it was packed. We were seated immediately. The server was very friendly and spoke some English. We had soft tacos, frijitos and key lime pie for desert. The Pico and fire roasted salsa was delicious. I...More

Thank therock1963
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I have been to enough restaurants in Costa Rica to know a lot of them tend to let patrons linger until we have to ask for another drink or for the bill but the server I had was very attentive, friendly and great with his...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant experience and very reasonable cost. We had two rounds of Margaritas, fajita and chefs favorite tacos. All good.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I both had a Chimichangas - one beef and one chicken. We ordered empanadas for an appetizer. Everything was good. Super cute restaurant. Made us feel like we were back in San Antonio, Texas.

Thank Charles A
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Always good food here. Authentic Tacos, Carnitas, Fajitas and condiments. If you are craving Gringo food, the cheeseburgers and hotdogs are the real deal. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Great owner and staff. TV for sporting events. It is easy to see why Jalapenos Central...More

Thank CobaltConnection
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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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
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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
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