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Jalapenos Central

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (39 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 558 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 foundđŸ˜«We probably won’t be back due to the insanity in Alajuela driving & parking. Just not worth it.

Thank NYE2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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...More

Thank GretchenTee
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.

Thank Karina A
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Cute atmosphere with friendly staff and good food at reasonable prices. What more can you ask for? This place was recommended by Hotel Pura Vida which we also recommended.

Thank mrsrodrigues2010
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Terrific food and wonderful service!! Truly enjoyed all our dishes, from the empanadas to the patacones to the arepas. Lovely staff and fantastic atmosphere. definitely recommend!!

Thank she-muff
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This place is so good! It is a little over 10 minutes from the airport, so we came here before going to the airport. I recommend the tortilla soup and cas juice. The staff are also nice.

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The food and service here were excellent. It's menu features a unique assortment of Mexican and Colombian entrees. I suggest the fish tacos. They are the best I've ever had.

Thank percyld
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The food was yummy and ambience was very cozy and welcoming. The owner (Norman) was very friendly. I will definitely come back again.

Thank SaiManasa
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FuerteUSA
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 9
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
  • E-mail
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
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