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$$ - $$$Latin, ,
North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2280
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (11 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“patacones” (8 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the evergreen forest at the foothill of Poas Volcano, this place is the closest one can get to grandmom's recipies. The smell of burning firewood and the cozy enviroment makes for an unforgetable experience.

Thank Vikings228
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Went here for lunch, as too early to check in hotel. Had lovely home made tomato soup, plate of fresh fruit, coffees, awesome home made apple pie with ice cream...stayed little longer due to thunderstorm and heavy rain, so had a couple of beers also......whole...More

Thank Sephora M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Nice location, good food and fair price. It is a good place to enjoy some Costarican breakfast. Cool weather, you may want consider to take your jacket with you. However, no original options in the menu, you can go to the next restaurant if this...More

Thank Pablo A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the mountain but it was easily found via Waze navigation. The restaurant was surrounded by green and there was a nice garden in front of the restaurant. If you sit outside you can have the garden view while dining. There...More

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is worth the drive even if you can't go to the Poas Volcano you can eat at a place that will create memories.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch one day while staying in the area ... cool location and setting. Our Spanish is limited but we managed .. ordered a few share plates and they were really good. Reasonably priced, I would definitely return if in the area.

Thank d1289
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Gallotes are very good and tasty, black bean soup the best, sirloin steak is also very good, cheese cake for dessert. My neighbors have a good thing going.

Thank mcmc1947
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is one of the places you will have a nice meal, not cheap nor very expensive but sometimes you might need to be patience as it might be crowded. I have been here several times, last time was with my fiance for lunch time....More

Thank Feds-Vargas
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch on Father's Day. The place was a little crowded, but we could get seats and the service was very good. The dishes are mainly Costa Rican casado and sorts. The amounts are large and the food is amazing. The only thing...More

Thank MaxAres
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Four of us Drove an hour to a wonderful restaurant nestled in the tall trees near Poas National Park. As you enter the restaurant you smell the wood burning stove probably for the fresh and constant corn tortillas (white or yellow corn). We split several...More

Thank artsanmiguel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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: +506 2482 2280
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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