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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (39 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a small and fun decorated restaurant. There's a lot to choose from! Both our dishes were really good. And unless you are a very big eater, it fills you up nicely. The waitress was that good in English, but very nice and funny. Would...More

Thank Shirley K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious Costa Rican foods! I will return to this restaurant when I visit Costa Rica again. Highly recommended.

Thank Matias C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by Bernie and Nhi at the Pura Vida hotel in Tetual. We were not disappointed. The food was plentiful and absolutely delicious. The waiter bought us complimentary appetizers and we both ordered the beef fajitas which were washed down with excellent...More

Thank SurreyUmbrella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly attentive service We had the fish tacos and a chicken fajitas, both delicious. Washed down with a local beer and a margarita. We managed to park within walking distance. Recommend

Thank Libran_Lovely
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Alajuela and craving for a Latin American styled food, this is the place to go. Colombian and Mexican styles meet on your table. Their hot sauce is very aromatic and full-flavored. Their different meat cuts are delicious. The decor is very...More

Thank jelosamkr
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The food was pretty good & as close to Mexican food as CR can get. No good Mexican restaurants in CR that we have found😫We probably won’t be back due to the insanity in Alajuela driving & parking. Just not worth it.

Thank NYE2015
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

After a disappointing lunch at our hotel we ventured out for dinner. Very friendly place, with good food and interesting decor. Recommended!

Thank Opher
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Before we moved here permanently, Jalapenos was the first and last restaurant we went to on all our visits to Costa Rica. Fortunately we moved to Alajuela so we can continue to enjoy their delicious, fresh food. Try their Colombian patacones as well as their...More

Thank GretchenTee
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The food is delicious, and the service is quick enough if you are starving. Location is pretty easy to get there, as it is located 75mts South from the Post office in Alajuela.

Thank Karina A
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Cute atmosphere with friendly staff and good food at reasonable prices. What more can you ask for? This place was recommended by Hotel Pura Vida which we also recommended.

Thank mrsrodrigues2010
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3 January 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
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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