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) #5 of 168 Restaurants in Alajuela $$ - $$$ 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%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (18 reviews)
“casado” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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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41 - 50 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2015

Our group of 16 arrived hungry, and left stuffed. The portions are large. I ordered some appetizers and was completely full. Everything tasted delicious. Our server was amazing. The service in general was great. Would love to go back.

Thank Aimee P
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I know this place and have visited plenty of times. Although it is a great place to eat, we recently had a very unpleasant experience with the service. The lady who waitered our table was not nice at all, seemed to want ro rush us...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 27 May 2015

As other reviewers have mentioned, this is a well-known restaurant on the route to the Poas volcano. It is very popular and gets crowded, especially on weekends. I went on a weekday about 12:45 p.m. and our group of 5 was seated immediately and it...More

Thank darcforest
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Chubascos is a great restaurant located on the route to the popular Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. Its an excellent place to stop and have lunch after visiting the volcano. It has great variety of Costa Rican typical local dishes, all well done...More

Thank Ticoviajero_11
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is maybe the most visit restaurant when you go up or dawn from the Poas Volcano in Alajuela Costa Rica. This is a steak house restaurant but offers other options for your choice. The restaurant is rustic but it is perfect and according to...More

Thank Greivin S
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Beautiful setting in the country. This is a great stop after going to Poas Volcano or La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Our party of 4 had a wonderful time, We were greeted as soon as we arrived and although most of the tables were full or...More

1  Thank RedheadinCr
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

this is a lovely restaurant with great food. The picadillos and empanadas de plátano are great, but the tortillas aliñadas are the best plate of the place. Totally recommended. The only thing is that you have yo be patient because is always full.

1  Thank Natasha S
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Friends rave about this location. It is popular on weekends and many families go here. Of course, most of the children know nothing of discipline and are disruptive to other diners. That being said, I was served almost RAW chicken. After sending it back to...More

1  Thank PhreedomPhun
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We had lunch here due to the fact a friend said this place had the best batidos! The food was very good but the batidos was even better! The service was a little slow but it was busy. Great for kids because they have a...More

Thank vertigo1999
Reviewed 22 October 2014

This is a nice place for lunch. The setting is lovely. The food is good and the portions are huge. Very enjoyable.

1  Thank mattandsue2014
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Restaurant Details

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