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Jalapenos Central

) #2 of 171 Restaurants in Alajuela $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (35 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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141 - 150 of 507 reviews

Reviewed 28 February 2016

An interesting decor of lisence plates, pictures, clothing from all over the southwest. Tex Mex type food hit the spot after many weeks of picco gallo.

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Arrive early. By 645p, all of the tables were full. It is a rather small place with limited seating. Margaritas were excellent and strong. Average portions, perhaps on the smaller side. Order accordingly. The only thing we didn't like is we felt rushed to leave...More

1  Thank ernieLoomisCa
Reviewed 17 February 2016

After a 9 day adventure in Costa Rica, this restaurant was a nice change of pace, very convenient to airport hotels. The portions are large and the prices are reasonable. There was a wait due to a large group booking, but the owner was very...More

Thank na0mitravels
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. I had the chimichanga and my husband got the burrito. Both were very good. We'd recommend getting the meal rather than a la carte because we both felt a little hungry after finishing the food, but we had some...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

The food is simply delicious. Priced right. Owner takes an interest in his customers and knows you on later visits. Unique decorations. Will bring him down a car license plate on next trip! Top notch on every way. You won't be disppointed.

Thank Alyce W
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant we've ever been to and we almost didn't go since it's labeled Tex-Mex and wanted more traditional Costa Rican food. We're on vacation from Texas and felt a bit ridiculous coming here but I'm so glad we did! The owner is...More

Thank JenBM
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when I first got here but it was a pleasent surprise. Food is delicious and the portions are just right, price range goes from $3 to $10 and the place, even though is a tad small, it comes out...More

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 30 January 2016

A friend and I stopped here for lunch. He had been here before and recommended it to me. WHAT A SURPRISE! It is authentic Tex-Mex food. I had the Chili Con Carne with rice, guacamole and chips and my friend had a Carne Quesadilla with...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here today and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food and ambiance were stellar, as were the waitstaff, including the hard-working and super friendly owner. We had margaritas, fish tacos and chimichanga...plus some Bavarian negro cerveza. Highly recommend.

Thank Margy H
Reviewed 28 January 2016

After returning to the US in August, 2015 I am still missing Jalapenos Central's food and especially my good friend/owner - Norman. Can't wait to return to CR and have "real" Tex-Mex food again (even after living here in Dallas, TX for the past 6...More

Thank Blaine T
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
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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