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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (11 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“patacones” (8 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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41 - 50 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 9 March 2016

Good food, good service and a delightful location in a glade at the side of the winding road up to Poas Volcano.

Thank alajuelanorth
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Enjoy sitting outside among swaying trees. We over-ordered, but made our way thru it all any way. Gaita pollo – bit of stewed chicken on a small tortilla was excellent. Negro soup came dis-assembled – you put the cilantro, onion, rice, and avocado into the...More

Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Dinner at Chubascos was one of our favorite meals during our recent Costa Rican vacation. The empanadas were absolutely delicious paired with the sopa negro. The cosadas con pollo was amazing paired with their tomato and pepper soup. We were there during an exceptionally windy,...More

Thank farmerstacy
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is great to enjoy traditional Tico food. The Casados are a great example of what you can expect at this restaurant. A Casado is a platter that contains rice, beans, a hard-boiled egg, corn tortillas, cheese, plantains, a salad and picadillo Tico. A...More

Thank MDalmauDonato
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This was a great restaurant for dinner and dessert! Wonderful comida tipica, as well as steaks and chicken. Berry cheesecake and Apple Pie topped off a fabulous meal.

Thank juwayyidmom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Went the with co-workers after visiting the volcano and La Paz Waterfalls. Good place that serves typical food. Try the cheese tortillas and for desert the baked rice pudding.

Thank GQC01
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Many people referred us to eat here either on the way up or back from our day trip to Poas Volcano--as it's some kind of pretty famous restaurant. It's a nice, spacious property with tons of tree coverage and greenery--I can see the appeal and...More

Thank gatorchuckie
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

30 minutes driving from the airport this place is beautiful. ....food is good and the green area around is very nice....try to order 10 caballos to snack and the limonada con hierva buena...is the boom....

Thank Herbert W
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Our group of 16 arrived hungry, and left stuffed. The portions are large. I ordered some appetizers and was completely full. Everything tasted delicious. Our server was amazing. The service in general was great. Would love to go back.

Thank Aimee P
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I know this place and have visited plenty of times. Although it is a great place to eat, we recently had a very unpleasant experience with the service. The lady who waitered our table was not nice at all, seemed to want ro rush us...More

Thank Laura G
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  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, 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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