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C-Vichito y Mas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, International, Spanish, Fusion, Costa Rican
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La Trinidad del Price Smart 4 cuadras al Oeste y 50 Sur | From Pricesmart Alajuela, 4 blocks straight west and 50 meters South, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2442 9157
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Definitely go. In an Alajuelan suburb, the owners have built the business from selling ceviche from the house, to having a restaurant on the bottom floor. Space is really nice and place feels different in a very good way. A lovely maitre d explained the menu and helped choice (when asked). Interesting and innovative starters were the bookends to a... More 

Thank Jack B
Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

I travel to San Jose frequently. This is absolutely the best quality food I have had in the city. The chef and owner is extremely innovative, you are guaranteed to taste flavors and combinations that are delicious. A friend of mine (who swears by the quality of C-Vichito) brought me to the restaurant last week. I was blown away and... More 

2 Thank agubbino
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has no set menu. They give you a few options, tell you the sauces they have and they ask you to get creative. It can be daunting at first to ask the chef to make you an original dish to your liking. However once the food arrives, you are glad you made the choice to go there!

Thank Gabriel G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Dining here was a real joy. The owners are darling people and pull together meals creatively. They offer a truly unique dining experience. The flavors were incredible! I'm not a very venturesome eater, yet everything I ate here was delicious. I credit the owner/cook with originality. What a restaurant! My husband, daughter and a friend joined us and a good... More 

1 Thank jlrh6666
Antigua, Guatemala
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Love this place! The owners are super friendly, the food is great and it is very comfortable. They welcome you with an amuse bouche and they explain their food and you can have it whatever way you want. I've had steak and salmon and have always been very happy with it! Its a small location so the service is great... More 

2 Thank AnnaMM111
Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to & I consider myself a foodie. We we staying our last night in Costa Rica in a hotel near the airport. I found this on trip adviser and decided to give it a shot. Tucked away in a residential area (the restaurant is a converted garage and house) You'll... More 

2 Thank nina a
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

My wife and I and our two sons ate here our last night in Costa Rica. It was easily the best meal we had on our vacation and reasonably priced. The chef and his wife put their personal passion into both the food and the service, both of which are excellent. The fish was fresh and delicious and the pasta... More 

1 Thank John F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

One of the best restaurants in Alajuela. Locating the restaurant might be a bit challenging and the facade of the place is a bit indifferent but once you step inside you will be welcomed warmly. The atmosphere is cozy but still very classy. The service was extremely kind and personal, one of the best service I have ever recieved in... More 

1 Thank Ozky9
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

We let our 18 year old foodie son pick the restaurant for the last dinner of our week long trip to Costa Rica, and it was a winner! The service was very attentive and friendly. We all enjoyed our meals from start to finish. Everything was fresh tasting and appealingly presented. It was fun to have our server, Anna recommend... More 

1 Thank MDKT
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Went there last holiday and enjoyed the food so much we went back again. Tucked in a burb not far from the airport, this little non-descript resto is friendly and full of surprises, from the delicious amuse bouche to the dessert "shooters" brought to our table . Anna accomodated our rowdy party of twelve with aplomb, and was happy to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Latin, Central American, International, Spanish, Fusion, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Trinidad del Price Smart 4 cuadras al Oeste y 50 Sur | From Pricesmart Alajuela, 4 blocks straight west and 50 meters South, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2442 9157

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?