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Jalapeno Eatery & Market

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Mexican, American, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9270
08:00 - 16:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint little place in Playa Negra. I always come here when in Playa Negra for lunch. I am not much of a breakfast person and I have to be gluten free; the best burrito bowl ever.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch outside of the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo and was not disappointed! Loved the honey chipotle hot sauce that is made fresh by Mike the owner. They make a couple other sauces from scratch that they will recommend with various items on the menu too. Awesome talking to a guy that owns his own place and... More 

Thank tommywhalen88
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We worked up quite an appetite during our day of beach hopping. The veggie and mega burritos did not disappoint to say the least. We had some refreshing smoothies to go along with our meal and left with our bellies blissfully filled up.

Thank Mart v
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a later breakfast, and it was delicious. Expect to wait for your food as it is all made fresh for you. Two of us has Tico burritos (fresh flour tortilla, Gallo pinto, eggs, cheese, fresh salsa, and sour cream), and my daughter had banana pancakes. The coffee was perfect and freshly made, too. Would love to... More 

Thank Katie K
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

we stopped by for a early lunch and got smoothies and tacos and man they were great! i got the banana peanut butter smoothy and it was sooo good and the girls working were so nice

Thank Chad V
Amery, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Fun & interesting conversation with the owner, my hubby loved the burrito, the fish tacos I had were good also, love the outside seating.

Thank MicheleOsero
Rocky Point, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

First thing I did after getting off the plane was to stop by jalapeño. Love there burritos. All organic products.

Thank beazy3887
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and perfectly located! Super excited to find this gem in playa negra! Great service, friendly staff and a delicious menu. They owner was extremely friendly and even showed us the rooms located behind that are 5 star. This is my new go to for a fresh smoothie, great espresso and a healthy fresh locally sourced menu. So stoked we... More 

Thank Sarah N
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our first day for lunch. We didn't go back again during the trip. We were the only people in the place. The owner wasn't very engaging. The tacos were ok, but not the best we had while we were in town. I think there are better options in the area.

Thank ysustg
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

When we walked into a completely empty place the owner did not even bother to acknowledge or speak to us. When asked what kind of fish he had for the tacos, he didn't know. My corn tortilla was completely overdone it was like chewing on a piece of jerky. We even tried to chat with him a bit, and he... More 

Thank Jaclyn B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Mexican, American, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Negra
  • Phone Number: +506 2652 9270
Familiar, friendly, fun and casual restaurant with a variety of fresh, local and organic .We serve delicious, fresh and healthy food. Our tortillas are rolled by hand with no lard or Manteca added. Our home-made hot sauce has become famous for its great flavors and a secret recipe of mixed species for our meats

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?