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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” (13 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Fun atmosphere, great food, super helpful owner. For those unfamiliar with the parking in Alajuela, be sure to inquire to avoid tickets.

Thank cr15
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I was about to eat the horror of McDonald's when thankful our hotel recommended this great place! Cozy atmosphere, fresh ingredients and surprising fast service. The price was great, not much different than McD's, but after a long day of travel this was the best...More

Thank caribetown
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The wife and I truly enjoy burritos so when we heard about Jalapeños through a friend we decided to give it a try. Parking can be tricky but we were lucky to find a spot on our first pass. Once we got into jalapeños we...More

Thank Vatsmia
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We're from Texas so this place hit home with us. Everything was fresh and delicious and the portions were big and the staff was very attentive! I recommend this place! I was only in Alejuela to catch my flight home the next day but if...More

Thank MissSean
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this place on a weekday. Got directions from the hotel and had no problems finding it. Much smaller than I expected considering the reviews but we weren't disappointed. Food was excellent and servers were very friendly. Definitely try this place.

Reviewed 29 April 2016

We enjoyed the simple latino comfort food dishes here. This was the first place we ate at when staying in Costa Rica. We found it rather hard to drive at night in Alajuela because there are few road signs, narrow roads and people in the...More

Thank redrob45
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We went here on our last night in Costa Rica as it had so many good reviews and was rated #1 restaurant in Alajuela. I had the veggies tacos dinner and my boyfriend had fish tacos. Mine was good but nothing super special. The tacos...More

Thank Ash H
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The place is serviced by the owner, and he is friendly and willing to chat with customers, without being too intrusive. The food is great, though I've tested the Soma Azteca and nachos only. I didn't find the nachos great, but the sopa azteca was...More

Thank MephistoCR
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food prepared with a Tico influence. Fish tacos were great and the appetizers were flavorful albeit with more modest portions than California places. Their salsa from Panamanian chiles matched habanero salsa in intensity. Friendly place that doesn't take reservations but with advanced warning...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Try the 1/2 kilo burrito! Enough for two. You'll enjoy it. Parking is difficult but worth it. Thanks, Norman & Semper Fi!

Thank Rotorhead100
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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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