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“Wonderful Seafood”

Restaurante Chiwake
Ranked #10 of 201 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$23
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Dining options: Private Dining
Description: The best Peruvian cousin
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This place has a good ambiance in addition to its fine food. The service was excellent and the staff spoke fine English. You won't go wrong if you eat here.

Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had lunch at Chiwake because I was looking for some Peruvian ceviche. Many tantalizing choices of ceviche but the waiter recommended a traditional "mixto." It had corvina, pulpo, camarones, and calamare in a very flavorful lime based salsa.
Excellent. The regular size was big with sides of corn and sauteed carrots.

Rounded it out with an order of papas fritas, which I had not tried in a Peruvian restaurant. Their way with potatoes includes the fries. They were great.

On a Saturday at lunch, the place filled up with local couples and families. I need to go back to try the other good-looking dishes coming out of the kitchen.

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Thank HurricaneBob2015
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I must start saying I spent a lot of time visiting almost 45 restaurants in 45 days, and no one like this. The food is amazing, tasty, good quality and affordable, ohhhh and the good collection of wines!!! OH YES!!!

Thank Layla M
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Always a favourite of ours. Very welcoming, English spoken a little
The menu is plentiful and varied. The ceviche is particularity good here. Prices are very reasonable. Looks a bit basic from outside but don't let that put you off.

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Thank Antman1961
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great little place just outside San Jose. We wanted to stay close to Juan Santamaria airport and Chiwake was a quick 20 min walk away. Very friendly staff was willing to help us with our Spanish and asked if we could help him with his English which made for many enjoyable conversations.

The food was great. Not overly pricy and had a home-cooked comfort to it. We had one of the ceviches as well as the Peruvian seafood and garlic ribeye. If you are there in February there is a goat special that I really want to try. It came out quite quick except for the steak which came out about 10 mins later and was the only mark down for Chiwake. They have your usual Costa Rican beer and cocktail selection and they make a great Pisco Sour.

For the price and proximity to the airport we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank EmEdHa
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