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Chubascos

North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2280
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“casado” (11 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Four of us Drove an hour to a wonderful restaurant nestled in the tall trees near Poas National Park. As you enter the restaurant you smell the wood burning stove probably for the fresh and constant corn tortillas (white or yellow corn). We split several...More

Thank artsanmiguel
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with my family as they were in town and wanted to try something typical and this food did not disappoint, the service was good and the place looked pretty full. If anything it could improve the decor but I guess it's part of the...More

Thank Ildev
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

In a relaxed rural environmet you find a nice hut, with great service and costarrican tipical dishes. Milk shakes with local fruits are a landmark of this family owned and operated place. The surroundings allow kids to play while parents calmly enjoy the restaurant. Ah,...More

Thank jmmp00
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Food tastes OK it is an average food place but portions are huge which will attract some people so unless you like to eat a lot this might not fit in your dining plans. Moreover, food presentation is not the best as well as the...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were a bit concerned of not finding the right dining spot before Poas, so we stopped at a cafe and asked and chubascos was really the only place to go in the area. Now I know why. The location is spectacular, the "typical" food...More

Thank loustyle
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent local food with ok prices. The place is very nice and it even has a trail to a nearby waterfall.

Thank Leonardo D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We kept saying we would try this place half way up The Poas volcano & were not disappointed. About 30 mins from central Alajuela & on the left hand side going up.Much cooler than Alajuela at the bottom so bring a warm top. The setting...More

Thank worldtraveller10538
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My family and I discovered this beautiful place on our way back from a day of canopy in "Colinas del Poás" in Alajuela Province. The place is magical, beautiful with cabins in case you want to stay the night. The food served here is "typical"...More

Thank Alvaro S
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Chubascos is a great place to eat after a visit to Poas Volcano. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for parties large and small, and a playground for kids. The waitstaff were all friendly and helpful. Of a particularly special and unique note,...More

Thank IllyCoffeeDrinkers
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Mostly cooked over woodstove, this restaurant really holds a tradition of great family cooking using farm to table ingredients, without the high price tag of the modern pretentious cuisine. Really recommended for lunch and enjoyment of the gardens and great desserts.

Thank Mao_Costa_Rica
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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Description
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.