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Jalapenos Central

Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (36 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (13 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 527 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place is very nice and the food very tasty. I has a burrito and my boyfriend chili con carne(amazing!) Recommended

Thank AnitaVenice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

expectations were high after great reviews ... and not met to our full satisfaction. Dishes (Fajitas, Chimichuri) were "solid" but not outstanding. Tortilla chips were very good though. Staff seemed rather bored and not very motivated. NOTE: many parking slots right in front of restaurant

Thank gm_is_travelling
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Even our daughter liked the food - that says it all. Great salsa picante for us with more adult taste, fair prices and a good selection of dishes, including the desserts. Also very nice friendly atmosphere.

Thank Mikael C
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We passed by the restaurant on the way back to San Jose airport, and did not regret having to brave the traffic of Alajuela. The food was amazing!!! The prices are low too and the owner (I think) even helped us work out how to...More

Thank c-krogh
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Jalapenos Central is a small informal restaurant in Alajuela. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food was tasty.

Thank lynnhutcheson
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We braved the traffic from our hotel 3.4kms away and it was worth it. The place was cute with lovely staff and good food. The road it is in also had a nice vibe with some good hip shops.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Tortilla soup I can only dream of re-creating. We went to Jalapeños on a recommendation from our hotelier and we were not disappointed! Small, cozy place, staff very friendly.

Thank 63Debbie63
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We ordered the plantain dish off the "other" menu, which we thought to be more authentic Costa Rican. We found it to be very good, with guacamole, refried beans, salsa, with various options. Total for three people, with drinks, was under 16;000 colonnes.

Thank MikeD602014
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Always on the lookout for delicious Mexican food, I was stoked to find Jalapeños in Alajuela. Inexpensive and authentic tasting tacos with refried beans and mexi rice were just what I needed. The homemade hot sauce was perfecto. Desserts were a surprise bonus! We tried...More

Thank Free2BeAli
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Had the vegetable quesadilla lunch deal. The beans, rice and guacamole were the best bit (and were very good indeed!) whereas the veggies in the quesadilla were overly drenched in oil. Nice passion fruit juice thrown in - and so overall fine and inexpensive

Thank clairem172
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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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, 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
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