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El Ceviche del Rey - CLOSED

Calle 2 Alajuala, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2440 0779
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
29 Feb 2016
23 Jan 2016
“Great Ceviche, clean and helpful, quick service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
Calle 2 Alajuala, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I am Peruvian, so I am well aware of what Peruvian should taste like. The papa a la huancaina was bland and was nothing like Peruvian huancaina. We also ordered the seafood paella. Everything from the lobster to the muscles to the shrimp to the...More

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Linen tablecloths, clean cold water, cold beer with a frosted mug, excellent fresh ceviche, kind and helpful wait staff which stayed out of the way but were attentive and there when you needed them. Prices on par for the area.

Thank Texas055
Reviewed 20 November 2014

The food was really good and reasonably priced. Don't go here if you're looking for beautiful views of the volcano. Do go here if you are hungry and want a good meal!

Thank clevelandwbl
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

What delicious food!!! The ceviche was delicious! So flavorful!! We had the paella for 2 which was really enough for 6!! Delicious as well! The portions are huge! The sangria was delicious!!!! We ordered the pitcher. The prices are comparable to The States. The service...More

Thank Alaina H
Reviewed 29 October 2013

The Ceviche Combo was delicious! The Calimari were ever so slightly over cooked but the huge portion of ceviche sea bass, shrimp and octopus which was super fresh filled me up! Great service, wonderful atmosphere and fresh food prepared well.

Thank DharmaMtn
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We visited Arenal last December and loved both food and service in El Ceviche del Rey. We dined there for two nights out of our 3-night stay in the area. Ceviche was very flavorful and service attentive, but not intrusive. I am really surprised to...More

Thank Lena K
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This was the first place I visited in Alajuela on a recommendation from a local hotel owner. The food was average, the service poor and the prices higher than they should have been. I was very disappointed.

Thank PhreedomPhun
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Service was bad, we waited forever to get the check and had to finally stand up and go to the front. The food was bad, the fish tasted old and previously frozen. We were very disappointed for the price we paid. We went on a...More

1  Thank Joe92275
Reviewed 6 March 2013

We ordered the ceviche and then the paella for 2. The seafood in both dishes was previously frozen and not fresh. Overall unremarkable flavors. We could maybe tolerate subpar food, but the price of the lunch was ridiculous, around $70 US and we did not...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 20 January 2013

If you are in Costa Rica this is a must visit place, the food is diferent and well prapare the waiters are fast and knowloge of what they do, Wine seleccion is poor but good, location is easy to find, if you go have fun.

Thank mmduny
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2 Alajuala, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2440 0779
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