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Sr. Patacon & Dona Arepa

Calle 1 | 75 M Sur Del Correo, Costa Rica
+506 2430 7978
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“patacones” (3 reviews)
“norman” (3 reviews)
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11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
South American, Colombian
Calle 1 | 75 M Sur Del Correo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice quaint restaurant within easy walking distance from Alajuela Centro. Menu offers different samplings and combinations of food, Staff are friendly and efficient. prices are good, value for your money. Well worth the visit.

Thank Randy M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

we parked in front of sr. patacon and ended up eating here. the food was all amazing, we even ended up ordering more to take with us! service was excellent, the owner was there cooking and a really nice guy. they have a sister restaurant...More

Thank osovital
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Excellent food. We choose to eat here because we really enjoyed our food at Jalapeno Central the evening before. Both restaurants are owned by Norman Flores and we were not disappointed. Good food, well seasoned and the service was spot on.

Thank poonamw829
Reviewed 6 December 2015

You can't beat this for a fast lunch of authentic Colombian dishes. It is owned by the incomparable Norman of Jalapenos just three doors away from this place. Everything is made from scratch using authentic Colombian recipes, and just like Jalapenos, this service is first...More

Thank crafterincr
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great place for a light but tasty and filling lunch. Patacon is a squashed then fried green banana (plantain) and an arepa resembles a small pizza made on a tortilla. I have tried many of the different arepas. They include vegetarian, chicken, shrimp, mixed, res...More

Thank S1ack23
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Not a Colombian food expert by any means, but I love this place. I no longer have to drive to a popular chain for Colombian food. Better patacones, better arepas and the "Pachos" (nachos made with patacones) are a must try. Norman, the popular owner...More

Thank PhreedomPhun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1 | 75 M Sur Del Correo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 7978
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