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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect place to visit in Costa Rica. Great rain forest enviroment, so close to Poas Volcano. Excellent costarican food. Besides: green area to play with kids, access to local rain forest to visit a small river, and if you want, local rooms to stay the night. Good parking area. *usually the restaurant is full at lunch time, so u have... More 

Thank Gustavo R
San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When I go to the Poas volcano I stop here, I even had a team building here, where everybody loved the food, the service, the green area where we made the activities and the restaurant. I tried to eat something different in each visit and until now they have the best tortilla aliñada and the best empanada de platano

Thank Niozetai
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very typical Costa Rica restaurant, you will find everything traditional it is a bit of drive but it's well worth the trip, the service is excellent but get there in plenty of time if ho for lunch as does get busy. This definitely worth another visit before we go back to home to England 😜😋😊😊😊👍👍👍👍👌🏻👌🏻

Thank Richard S
San Jose de la Montana, Costa Rica
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

OK, it's a hike to get there but worth it. And if you go on a weekend, expect a wait for a table. Once seated and drinks are ordered, look over the menu. I'm sure there are lots of thing that will tempt you but forget all those and order the pork chop (chuleto). It's the best in Costa Rica... More 

Thank stfree
Miami, Florida
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255 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, it rains a lot in this area, eating under the sound of the rain is magical. The food is not great, but again it is wotrh it.

Thank Miamismith305
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For those of us who grew up eating patacones, tortillas and frijoles molidos, Chubascos is simply top of the line. They have taken traditional tico fare to a new level. And the place and its surroundings are very nice too.

Thank soyviajeroEscazu
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great place to stop for coffee or lunch enroute to/from Volcan Poaz and LaPaz Gardens & Waterfalls. Try the empanada sampler, or a traditional plate of rice and beans!

Thank pcochranak
san francisco, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic. And I've been to a lot of Costa Rican restaurants. This is some of the best Comida Typica that I have found anywhere. The portions were very healthy. It's a little pricier than in some places but totally worth it. You will not be disappointed.

Thank mjrileytwo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a very traditional place in Costa Rica. First off, do try the Tortilla Aliñada, a nice local delicacy and they know how to make it (if you like cheese, get it with extra cheese). Then enjoy the local cuisine, and most of all, get great service that will make you feel like you are part of their family.

Thank Jack R
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It's a must for every time I go to CR. Their staff is super helpful and patient. I traveled with my husband and 6 nieces and they were amazing. The food never disappoints. If you go, I doubt you would say it wasn't worth it. It has a trail down to a river right next to it and a big... More 

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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: 24822280
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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