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Jalapenos Central

) #2 of 171 Restaurants in Alajuela $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (35 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband had been craving tacos our entire vacation to Costa Rica, so he was very excited when he found Jalapenos Central the last night of our trip. Personally, I wasn't thrilled about leaving our hotel and going out in the crazy Costa Rican traffic,...More

Thank TulipL0ver
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is small but confortable. The food is well prepared and we a good time with my family. All adults and enjoyed chimichangas, burritos, taco salad and tacos. All very good. Chimichangas are big size and the taco salad has a nice size with...More

Thank Carm2912
Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Tucson AZ for more than 30 years and was always thrilled to get a good Sonoran Style hot dog. Never did I suspect that I could find one in Costa Rica, however, Norman, the owner, came through with the best Sonoran Dog...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just ordered Beef Enchiladas as our entree which was pretty more than okay, you get vegetables, beans, guacamole & we did order Nachos, which was actually quite good! the juice it came with was guava - it was super sweet The ambience however is...More

Thank Eve R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Jalapenos because of its ranking on trip advisor. All of our food was really good except the queso and chips we ordered for an appetizer. The queso was like the can cheese but the chips were really good. The burrito, nachos and...More

Thank raina2575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel owners highly recommended this place that is owned by their friend Norman. It is a place where you can order Mexican food OR Columbian food from Norman's other restaurant near by. We ate here twice since my husband wanted the hot dog (...More

Thank LPE22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here. Excellent both times. The restaurant was packed at 2 pm on a Sunday. New York expat owner Norman is the real deal. 14 years running this restaurant speaks volumes. Great service from all the staff. Our group of 6 Ticos and Ticas...More

Thank CobaltConnection
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by the owners of our accommodation and we were not disappointed. This is a Mexican restaurant and the food was excellent. The owner, Norman, circulated amongst the tables and made sure everyone was happy with their meals. We were thrilled that...More

Thank Riess D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only "authentic" TexMex place I have visited in Costa Rica worthy of my time to write a review, and believe me, I have been to many crappy "Mexican" restaurants in a fruitless quest for a taste of America while in CR. I...More

Thank demonspawn
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

All the Mexican meal names came bit overwhelming, not being that familiar with their food, so I went for a burger:-) Good simple choice, served with great crunchy french fries, as if my grandma made them, and good spicy sauce on the side. Very nice...More

Thank MoniZoll
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3 January 2017|
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Response from Blossom S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call first and not go during peak dining hours!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 9
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express
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