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La Fiesta de las pupusas

Latin, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
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Atenas, Costa Rica
+506 2446 6987
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A great casual spot to get some local Costa Rican food. The Pupusas were filled with various cheese, meat or veggie options and were tasty though not spectacular. The Steak Fajitas were awesome especially with the house-made slaw and hot sauce. The Stand-out here is the service! While we struggled to coherently speak Spanish the server was patient, kind and... More 

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Gananoque, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We arrived there was nobody there. Then others arrived and they were served right away - food arrived to them shortly thereafter. When we were served the person was not a happy person. Everything seem to much for them. My food was good but the fixings didn't arrive until I was almost finished. The fixings made the dish. It is... More 

Thank Cath0646
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Lovely service, delicious "Pupusas," a Salvadoran style corn "stuffed pancake" among many other breakfast, lunch and dinner options. As vegetarians, our favorite pupusa was stuffed with "gallo pinto," (dirty rice) and a scrambled egg on top with a side of "natilla," a local version of sour cream, and a fresh cheese and spinach pupusa, both served with two kinds of... More 

Thank marionikken
Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great food Good service Can make things spicy if you want to Cole Slaw in the jar they brought to table is spicy, medium heat Open air Also has English menus

Thank RnMReiter
San Jose, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place is clean and prices she good. The food quality is good and the service as well. I did enjoy eating a pupusa with my boyfriend and friends.

Thank Chongchis
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have never heard of pupusas much less tried one. They are fantastic. When I live in Atenas this will be one of my go to places. Lovely open air restaurant with excellent food and drinks. They offer a savory and spicy slaw both of which are great. Very clean, great service and just a nice place to eat. It... More 

Thank Tom R
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I come here with my family and we enjoy the pupusas a lot. A great variety to pick from but my favorite is the bean an cheese pupusas. My husband loves the mix pupusas with chicharrón.

Thank Carolina T
Moravia, San Jose
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is the best place to go in case you want a real Pupusa. I've tried a lot of pupusas in different places in San José, but this one is by far the best one. Good prices, and excellent food. (try the maduro con queso /sweet plantain with cheese) My favorites are the mixed ones but you can have it... More 

Thank Evesol
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

My family and I stopped in for dinner one night during our stay in Atenas because we had tried Papusas in the past, and we loved them, so we wanted to try them in Costa Rica! We were very happy with the food here! If you like Papusas, you will love these, they really were amazing! The portions aren't too... More 

Thank MPPlecha
Grecia, Costa Rica
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

They do not have a lot on the menu, but what they have they prepare well. The Papusas are the star here as you might guess. My favorite is the double stuffed mixed Papusa with the addition of jalapenos. 2 thumbs up.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Atenas, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 6987

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