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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (36 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll 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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11 - 20 of 520 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I asked for a few for a vegetarian recommendation and they were willing to modify whatever is on the menu for me to have a vegetarian meal. The results were delicious!

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Loved the food. It was so good, the next day, while considering to go back, came upon another restaurant owned and decided to try that as well. Service and food were excellent. Seasoned well.

Thank poonamw829
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I loved their dishes! Their sauces too! Very nicely cooked and kind service. Their guacamole, beans, tortillas and quesadilla were great! The price was also according to the servings and quality~ The thing I loved the most was that the tortillas and the food in...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My husband had been craving tacos our entire vacation to Costa Rica, so he was very excited when he found Jalapenos Central the last night of our trip. Personally, I wasn't thrilled about leaving our hotel and going out in the crazy Costa Rican traffic,...More

1  Thank TulipL0ver
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The restaurant is small but confortable. The food is well prepared and we a good time with my family. All adults and enjoyed chimichangas, burritos, taco salad and tacos. All very good. Chimichangas are big size and the taco salad has a nice size with...More

Thank Carm2912
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I lived in Tucson AZ for more than 30 years and was always thrilled to get a good Sonoran Style hot dog. Never did I suspect that I could find one in Costa Rica, however, Norman, the owner, came through with the best Sonoran Dog...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We just ordered Beef Enchiladas as our entree which was pretty more than okay, you get vegetables, beans, guacamole & we did order Nachos, which was actually quite good! the juice it came with was guava - it was super sweet The ambience however is...More

Thank Eve R
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We came to Jalapenos because of its ranking on trip advisor. All of our food was really good except the queso and chips we ordered for an appetizer. The queso was like the can cheese but the chips were really good. The burrito, nachos and...More

Thank raina2575
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Our hotel owners highly recommended this place that is owned by their friend Norman. It is a place where you can order Mexican food OR Columbian food from Norman's other restaurant near by. We ate here twice since my husband wanted the hot dog (...More

Thank LPE22
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Second time here. Excellent both times. The restaurant was packed at 2 pm on a Sunday. New York expat owner Norman is the real deal. 14 years running this restaurant speaks volumes. Great service from all the staff. Our group of 6 Ticos and Ticas...More

Thank CobaltConnection
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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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