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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” (38 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (14 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
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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11 - 20 of 546 reviews

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful place, the food is delicious, I recommend the chimichanga over everything there! One of the best places to visit in Alajuela Central

Thank Kristal C
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We went because of all of the good reviews. Food was ok, not bad. Restaurant quickly filled up with US citizens like us. Which, should have been a sign. We should have left once we read Tex Mex on the menu. Just not what we...More

Thank brian4922018
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing! Easy parking out front and outstanding margaritas. Food was so fresh! Staff was very friendly spoke excellent English. Best place we ate in coast Rica!

Thank Micahackerman
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I went to Jalapenos on a Friday night and it was packed. We were seated immediately. The server was very friendly and spoke some English. We had soft tacos, frijitos and key lime pie for desert. The Pico and fire roasted salsa was delicious. I...More

Thank therock1963
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to enough restaurants in Costa Rica to know a lot of them tend to let patrons linger until we have to ask for another drink or for the bill but the server I had was very attentive, friendly and great with his...More

1  Thank Burle1
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant experience and very reasonable cost. We had two rounds of Margaritas, fajita and chefs favorite tacos. All good.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I both had a Chimichangas - one beef and one chicken. We ordered empanadas for an appetizer. Everything was good. Super cute restaurant. Made us feel like we were back in San Antonio, Texas.

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Always good food here. Authentic Tacos, Carnitas, Fajitas and condiments. If you are craving Gringo food, the cheeseburgers and hotdogs are the real deal. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Great owner and staff. TV for sporting events. It is easy to see why Jalapenos Central...More

Thank CobaltConnection
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This place has really cool decor and a nice atmosphere. It was almost full at 6pm. We had tacos and burritos and they were pretty good. The service was very good and our waiter spoke good English.

Thank kelly w
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I eat here at least once every 2 weeks and the food is always the same quality (great and delicious). Try the Chimichanga Jalapenos Central or the Monster Burrito which in my opinion are the best options. The Patacones Jalapenos Central are also out of...More

Thank Brandon C
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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
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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