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Jalapeno Eatery & Market

Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9270
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (16 reviews)
“smoothie” (21 reviews)
“burrito” (59 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the fresh, delicious food & amazing coffee! Mike was so friendly and helpful and treated us like family. Highly recommend his cafe and surf camp! The breakfast burrito and coffee were the best.

Thank Kori J
Reviewed 4 days ago

These folks are so incredibly friendly, we visited at least once a day during our week long visit in Playa Negra. Fresh smoothies, strong coffee and tasty burritos. Gifts include local honey, coffee and hot sauces. The proprietor carves fish out of teak and I...More

Thank Mikaela K
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a year of craving the Gringo Burrito, I got my fix on this last trip. Great to catch up with Mike and support his amazing business. His new selection of homemade sauces are the real deal. Wish I could have filled my carry on...More

Thank Max F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food at a reasonable price. We recommend the burritos, the burrito bowls, and the smoothies. Everything is fresh and flavorful. Service was friendly. Try to go at an off time to avoid the inevitable crowds that can back up the kitchen (or be prepared...More

Thank pacyabags
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the neighboring property during our time in Los Pargos and received a free Tipico breakfast each morning. Between the large portion and juice/coffee, we were well energized for our day. The owner/chef even made our kids pancakes on the last couple of...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great portions of good quality, tasty food! What more can I say? A nicely varied menu, fresh local ingredients, just bring an appetite.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First meal we were starving and tired from driving. Food was excellent. I had a quesadilla (like I’ve never had before) my daughter had a burrito. Next morning I had the American breakfast...crispy bacon and great hash browns! We had smoothies which were wonderful. Next...More

Thank Berta B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is hands down the best food I've had in Costa Rica, and maybe anywhere else. All of the food is high quality, fresh, delicious and prepared with intention and love. Great vegetarian options and with awesome local coffee and fresh juices as well. Worth...More

Thank Cristina B
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Whether you’re a first time or return visitor to this beach and surf area, you will know that some days you’d like to just have something a little special. We enjoyed and appreciated the great food (Burritos! Smoothies) and friendly staff and managers at this...More

Thank ST-in-NYC
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This place is a must go to when you're visiting Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra. Ended up going three different days because we were so impressed with our first meal. Everything was so fresh and tasteful! Will be sure to stop here again on our...More

Thank Karissa B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Negra
  • Phone Number: +506 2652 9270
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Familiar, friendly, fun and casual restaurant with a variety of fresh, local and organic .We serve delicious, fresh and healthy food. Our tortillas are rolled by hand with no lard or Manteca added. Our home-made hot sauce has become famous for its great flavors and a secret recipe of mixed species for our meats
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