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Jalapenos Central

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (39 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Terrific food and wonderful service!! Truly enjoyed all our dishes, from the empanadas to the patacones to the arepas. Lovely staff and fantastic atmosphere. definitely recommend!!

Thank she-muff
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This place is so good! It is a little over 10 minutes from the airport, so we came here before going to the airport. I recommend the tortilla soup and cas juice. The staff are also nice.

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The food and service here were excellent. It's menu features a unique assortment of Mexican and Colombian entrees. I suggest the fish tacos. They are the best I've ever had.

Thank percyld
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The food was yummy and ambience was very cozy and welcoming. The owner (Norman) was very friendly. I will definitely come back again.

Thank SaiManasa
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I’m from Texas and I love texmex food. This place delivers. Quirky atmosphere. Super fast service. I had the nachos and my partner the chimichanga. Both were excellent. The nachos had some of that weird canned cheese but it was on the side. Did not...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This was one of the tastiest Mexican restaurants I have been to. The staff were friendly and attentive. The chimichanga and the quesadillas are delicious - would definitely recommend. We also tried the pecan pie for dessert which we didn’t regret! Such a hidden gem....More

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Very good mexican food. The burrito is really good, if you are starving you can choose it "master". I sticked with the "junior" and it was way enough ! Not too spicy wich is nice. The decoration is insane, you are in another world.

Thank Laforet J
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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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