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“Latin American styled food near downtown”
Review of Jalapenos Central

Jalapenos Central
Ranked #3 of 236 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$9
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Alajuela and craving for a Latin American styled food, this is the place to go. Colombian and Mexican styles meet on your table.

Their hot sauce is very aromatic and full-flavored. Their different meat cuts are delicious.

The decor is very unique and welcoming.
The price is average.
I recommend!

Thank Sam H
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The food was pretty good & as close to Mexican food as CR can get. No good Mexican restaurants in CR that we have foundWe probably won’t be back due to the insanity in Alajuela driving & parking. Just not worth it.

Thank NYE2015
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

After a disappointing lunch at our hotel we ventured out for dinner. Very friendly place, with good food and interesting decor. Recommended!

Thank Opher K
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Before we moved here permanently, Jalapenos was the first and last restaurant we went to on all our visits to Costa Rica. Fortunately we moved to Alajuela so we can continue to enjoy their delicious, fresh food. Try their Colombian patacones as well as their "Tex-Mex." And be sure to talk with owner Norman: he is always there and has so much information for tourists and ex-pats. Great guy.

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Thank GretchenTee
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

The food is delicious, and the service is quick enough if you are starving. Location is pretty easy to get there, as it is located 75mts South from the Post office in Alajuela.

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Thank Karina A
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