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Chubascos

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
24822280
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San Jose de la Montana, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

OK, it's a hike to get there but worth it. And if you go on a weekend, expect a wait for a table. Once seated and drinks are ordered, look over the menu. I'm sure there are lots of thing that will tempt you but forget all those and order the pork chop (chuleto). It's the best in Costa Rica... More 

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Thank stfree
Miami, Florida
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291 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, it rains a lot in this area, eating under the sound of the rain is magical. The food is not great, but again it is wotrh it.

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Thank Miamismith305
Escazu
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For those of us who grew up eating patacones, tortillas and frijoles molidos, Chubascos is simply top of the line. They have taken traditional tico fare to a new level. And the place and its surroundings are very nice too.

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Thank soyviajeroEscazu
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great place to stop for coffee or lunch enroute to/from Volcan Poaz and LaPaz Gardens & Waterfalls. Try the empanada sampler, or a traditional plate of rice and beans!

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Thank pcochranak
san francisco, ca
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic. And I've been to a lot of Costa Rican restaurants. This is some of the best Comida Typica that I have found anywhere. The portions were very healthy. It's a little pricier than in some places but totally worth it. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank mjrileytwo
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a very traditional place in Costa Rica. First off, do try the Tortilla Aliñada, a nice local delicacy and they know how to make it (if you like cheese, get it with extra cheese). Then enjoy the local cuisine, and most of all, get great service that will make you feel like you are part of their family.

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Thank Jack R
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It's a must for every time I go to CR. Their staff is super helpful and patient. I traveled with my husband and 6 nieces and they were amazing. The food never disappoints. If you go, I doubt you would say it wasn't worth it. It has a trail down to a river right next to it and a big... More 

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Thank GabyBabb
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This restaurant had come very well recommended to us by a friend, but I found it to be a let down. The location was very beautiful and service was fine. The menu had a good selection, but the food was not worth the price. I think I paid around 6,000 colones (around $12 USD) for a sub par casado plate.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Had a wonderful lunch with my family. The food (local/tipica) was great, the place very nice and service excellent. A must on your next visit to Poas Volcano!

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Thank tico75
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Good food, little expensive and quite long line to get a table. They have typical Costa Rican dishes. It's really close to the Poas Volcano. Be aware that if you are in a hurry and/or lack patience, you will get a little annoyed by the amount of time you'll have to wait just to get a table 30-45mins (standing outside).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: 24822280
Description
This restaurant had the best food and service of all the places where we ate in Costa Rica. Family owned and always on site. Cozy, very clean, and surrounded by beautiful vegetation. Friendly and helpful staff. I highly recommend the casados, a local dish - delicious! I ate it in other restaurants but it couldn't be compared to Chubascos. I swear I could eat that every day. For dessert, try the home made apple pie (Costa Rican apples) and the arroz con leche. Ah, and do not forget to try their natural fruit drinks. Their coffee is pretty good too.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?