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"We stayed at the Hotel la Rosa and found this back street bar and restaurant 500 mts down the street. It is definitely a popular local establishment and for good reasons. A great chifrijo (rice and beans with chicharrones, which are fried pork skins, and chimichurri) and tacos with bifteks. The two ..."entrees with three beers for $24 cannot beat. It had a happy and festive atmosphere due to the head waiter. The portions are grande and service top notch. Bon appetite.
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"I was surprised when I didn't find this place on TA on a trip a couple of years ago. Now I know why - it is listed under a different city than what I thought it would be listed under. Maybe somebody locally can confirm whether this is in El Roble, or Alajuela. It is a shame for people traveling t..."o Alajuela not to know this place is here - especially those staying at the nearby hotels.
As stated earlier - went here a couple of years ago (2010) and came by this place. I think we went 3 times in 2 days it was so good. A friendly staff, excellent and good value food and a smiling, easy-going server make for a great little place.
Fast forward 3 years and we're back in Alajuela. Glad to see nothing has changed, and if anything has gotten better. Spent a nice leisurely lunch here on the outside patio. They have really excellent ceviche.
The restaurant is now non-smoking (I think all restaurants in CR are now), and there is some parking in front of the rest. and along the st...
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