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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (40 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (16 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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1 - 10 of 552 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Taco salad with a cold glass of beer... do I really need to say more?! Well, OK, come with a hearty appetite because the portions are generous, the staff is friendly and the owner may even come over and give you lessons in how to...More

Thank Sanyika C
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Basic, fresh and delicious. Norman knows how to do it right and is there to oversee the operation. The staff speaks good enough English to make it easy for US residents. Service is friendly and efficient and the food is great.

Thank Mfandml
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Jalapeños was recommended by our hotel. The service was good, margaritas were excellent (not made with a mix, but lime juice), and the food delicious. I loved my tortilla soup, and the rest of my family enjoyed their meals. Nice ambiance, and the owner Norman...More

Thank JJF525
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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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