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“great inexpensive eats!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jalapenos Central

Jalapenos Central
Ranked #1 of 180 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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“great inexpensive eats!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

I had the sopa!!!! Wonderful soup for a rainy day! Fresh made torillas to go with it! This was a great stop for us!

Visited September 2012
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San Jacinto, California, United States
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“Jalapeno's Central Rocks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

It's a little off the beaten path, but well worth it once you get there. Norm, the owner is a great guy, funny and charismatic. The staff are always friendly and the food phenomenal!!! I have been back and forth to Costa Rica 6 times this year and make it a point to stop in at least once before leaving. I work at Abbott Vascular in Coyol and hope to turn everyone onto this place before my last trip down here in December. Don’t forget about the parking pass. Just ask for one inside the restaurant, they will even fill it out for you if you’re a Gringo like me:) Pura Vida!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Easy to get to spot in downtown alajuela with great Mexican food. I work in coyol FTZ and get lunch and back to work in 1:15. Food is simple but good and can be ordered a la carte or as a platter. If driving be sure to get parking ticket and place in window. Waitress will sell you one and put on bill. Keep comming back every few weeks. Put this on your lunch site rotation.

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Had lunch today at Jalapeno again, like always great food at a good price. It's just a long drive from Grecia bat well worth it.
Thanks Norm

  • Visited September 2012
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Auburn, Alabama
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4 reviews
“The Best Mexican food I've had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

This place had the best Mexican food for a very fair price. We would definitely end up going here again if ever go back to Costa Rica.

  • Visited August 2012
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