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$$ - $$$Latin, ,
North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2280
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“casado” (13 reviews)
“tortillas” (20 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place..it is on the way to the volcano. Place is big ..perfect for children ..food is good but very very expensive.

Thank David O
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We stopped here on the way to Peace Lodge with our 3 kids. Couldn’t have asked for a lovelier space with a large garden to explore, a comfortable outdoor/indoor restaurant and welcoming service. We had the unbelievably delicious green smoothie and the kids had the...More

1  Thank Nadia D
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great local restaurant with typical food and surrounded by the beauty of the forest. With green open areas for the kids to explore and wide open terraces to enjoy the wheatear.

Thank Adriana G
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Such a quaint and serene setting. We fell in love the minute we walked toward the property. Welcomed by the smell of a wood-burning stove and cheerful servers, we grabbed a table that overlooked a park-like setting, filled with flora and we even saw a...More

1  Thank Kim and Jeff T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the evergreen forest at the foothill of Poas Volcano, this place is the closest one can get to grandmom's recipies. The smell of burning firewood and the cozy enviroment makes for an unforgetable experience.

Thank Vikings228
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Went here for lunch, as too early to check in hotel. Had lovely home made tomato soup, plate of fresh fruit, coffees, awesome home made apple pie with ice cream...stayed little longer due to thunderstorm and heavy rain, so had a couple of beers also......whole...More

1  Thank Sephora M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Nice location, good food and fair price. It is a good place to enjoy some Costarican breakfast. Cool weather, you may want consider to take your jacket with you. However, no original options in the menu, you can go to the next restaurant if this...More

Thank Pablo A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the mountain but it was easily found via Waze navigation. The restaurant was surrounded by green and there was a nice garden in front of the restaurant. If you sit outside you can have the garden view while dining. There...More

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is worth the drive even if you can't go to the Poas Volcano you can eat at a place that will create memories.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch one day while staying in the area ... cool location and setting. Our Spanish is limited but we managed .. ordered a few share plates and they were really good. Reasonably priced, I would definitely return if in the area.

Thank d1289
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: +506 2482 2280
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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