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“Loved this place!”
Review of Jalapenos Central

Jalapenos Central
Ranked #1 of 186 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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
Jay, New York
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant has the "whole enchilada" ( I know, bad pun) with its really tasty tex-mex food, great owner and staff, and fun, informal decor. We went there on a recommendation from an employee at our hotel (1915 Hotel, which is a charming place) and the restaurant's location was very convenient -- only a couple blocks away by foot. We liked the food and the personable owner so much that we went back again the next night for dinner... and it was just as good the second time around!

  • Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing place. An absolute must visit!!!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Don't let the size of this place fool you. The owner Norman is a great guy with fantastic staff, and oh yeah - the food is incredible. Flavourful, reasonably priced, and a great atmosphere. Fantastic margaritas. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Costa Rica!

  • Visited April 2013
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Agar, South Dakota, United States
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

The owner speaks excellent English, which is nice since my Spanish isn't good. I got to visit with him for a bit and he continued personally checking on me while I was there. I had the enchilada plate, it was delicious. A giant enchilada with rice, beans and yummy guacamole. The salsa they have is really hot!! The price was more than fair and I loved the decor! Jalapenos everywhere and license plates from the states and other random countries. I loved the big opening in the front because it was nice to look out and people watch! Definitely would eat here again!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kaic_Camp
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Madrid
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food at good price”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

If you like Mexican food, then this is a great place to go. Great value for money. But take a fan with you as gets a bit hot inside.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Hazel F
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Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Authentic Tex-Mex in Costa Rica”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Great little restaurant in Alajuela. Authentic Tex-Mex which you really can't find much of in Costa Rica. Very good food, great service, good prices - what more could you want? Norman the owner is really friendly, will make some recommendations for you and make sure things are right. Would definitely go back. Worth a trip from San Jose too.

  • Visited March 2013
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