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Jalapenos Central

Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (34 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (10 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner here with 3 friends. The food was good, I had a burritos. The portion was very generous as well and the service efficient and nice. Only the price is a bit expensive in my opinion as the burrito cost about 4000 Colones

Thank Damien D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here on our last afternoon in Costa Rica and it certainly did not disappoint- on the contrary the food exceeded expectations. The tortilla soup was excellent as were the fried plantains. Then we had the chimichanga and fkautas, both of which were...More

Thank StDiane
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food and value! Our go to restaurant in down town Alajuela. Very good sized portions for lunch and dinner. The owner, Norman takes great pride in his food and customer's experience. Perhaps the best mexican I've had in CR. Be sure and check out...More

Thank GotoDengo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate two dinners here over a three night stay in Alajuela. All were outstanding: fish tacos of mahi mani / dolphin / dorado; a cheese enchilada - light but filling with delicious side; outstanding patacones with spicy sauce on side. Coconut flan was great! Very...More

Thank Palmisto
Reviewed 6 days ago

We come to Alajuela every year for mission work and ALWAYS eat at Jalapenos. Last year we ate there 3 out of the 5 days! Their food is always good, especially the tortilla soup and tacos. The owner goes out of his way to make...More

Thank CostaRicaMissions
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an interesting place this is! It's adorned with all sorts of interesting mementos. Having grown up in Texas, I can say there menu is truly Tex Mex and as that food goes, it's pretty authentic and tastes good!

Thank RinTulsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the right hand side of street leading up from behind Cathedral about 2 blocks up.Small cosy place, nicely decorated in a colourful Mexican style.Food was freshly cooked and reasonably priced.

Thank andrew w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this restaurant in my lonely planet book and had to try it. It did not disappoint. The margaritas and Mexican food were so delicious. It reminded us of a restaurant we love at home. Funky decorations, great staff and the food was so...More

Thank love_boating
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only restaurant in Alajuela that we went to more than once. The food was really good. Every one liked what they ordered in our party if six. The staff was friendly. We were seated and served very fast

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the place on our 1st day in Costa Rica. It was Sunday and as it appears almost everything was closed. So we looked it up on TripAdvisor. It's a place like any other from the outside - would probably never went to...More

Thank tropikai
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you sit a party of 14?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Blossom S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call first and not go during peak dining hours!
Hola me gustaría saber el horario de lunes a viernes.. Por favor Gracias
16 May 2016|
Response from VVS0806 | Reviewed this property |
El horario es de 11:30 a.m. a 11:00 p.m.
Google Translation
Buenas ustedes venden chipotle? Y cuanto vale?
18 March 2016|
Response from Yancy C | Reviewed this property |
No, no venden.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
  • E-mail
Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express