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Central American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
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Highway 3, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
10:00 - 09:00
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I dined here on a week night, around 6pm. There were not many others there when we arrived, but the restaurant began to fill as we were leaving. Food was tasty, typico, and reasonably priced. The seafood medley had generous portions of various seafood... it was a bit overcooked but the sauce was flavorful.

Thank jeans138
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The fajitas were tasty and the beer was cold. Unfortunately, so was the red wine. That's OK, though. It was a nice casual road-side stop.

Thank dougfirby
Bloomington, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were traveling with friends and wanted sea food, authentic Costa Rican fare and to relax. We were renting a condo and the nice person who was the property manager previewed several restaurants for us and recommended Jalapenos. We decided to give it a shot and I am so glad we did. We arrived around 7pm, without reservation. We were... More 

Thank service23000
San Ignacio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I had a beautiful atmosphere with wonderful fish. You can't beat the atmosphere! wonderful food and beautiful women that work there this is coming from a woman so no pun intended.

Thank AmberOregon2013
Brazil, IN
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had lunch here and really enjoyed it. The décor is interesting and the service was friendly and efficient. It is on the highway just west of Atenas.

Thank gwitham
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Friendly restaurant with interesting local furniture and accessories. Very friendly staff. Simple menu of local food. We all had nachos and drinks. Good prices.

Thank 37sd2015
chicago, il
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch. The language barrier on my part was a problem. I ordered quesadilla and was served a cosada. It was good, but not what I ordered. I will try again. It is on a busy road. The decor is charming and authentic. Reasonable prices.

Thank skacian
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We thought the food here was just fine. The price was good. We start to run out of restaurants when here, so this is a good option when you've been to all the others.

Thank McKenna W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This restaurant offers great food, ambiance, and service. It offers a great and tasty variety of tico cuisine, at very good prices.

Thank Bryson M
Mayfield, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Wide variety of menu options from steak to seafood to typical Tico fare. The garlic shrimp is my favorite. Full bar with a decent wine selection. Excellent service. Frequented by both Ticos and Gringos.

Thank blankie72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 3, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: 2446-6314

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?