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Jalapenos Central

Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (36 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over-lit flourescent lighting in a lunchenette atmosphere. Poor quality food - chicken poorly cooked and fish was simply awful

Thank Stephen M S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go restaurant. We found this place on yelp and took a uber there , from our Hotel Hampton inn on SJO airport . It cost us only 5 dollars i think. My kids loved the food there and my husband and...More

Thank NaikNeena
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We live in Costa Rica, originally from Texas. So we know Mexican food. if you want authentic Mexican food, look no further than Norman's clean, exquisite restaurant. When you're here, you are truly family. But let's talk about the food. Tostadas! Who still makes tostadas...More

Thank KathyDavis
Reviewed 1 September 2017

What a great find! We liked it so much we returned two nights in a row. Excellent food, service and ambiance! Love, love, love this place!

Thank Overton P
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The food we had was all amazing and the portions were big. The service was great as well, and they are very accomadating of any wishes. Lots of vegetarian and even vegan options!

Thank edovrom
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I asked for a few for a vegetarian recommendation and they were willing to modify whatever is on the menu for me to have a vegetarian meal. The results were delicious!

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Loved the food. It was so good, the next day, while considering to go back, came upon another restaurant owned and decided to try that as well. Service and food were excellent. Seasoned well.

Thank poonamw829
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I loved their dishes! Their sauces too! Very nicely cooked and kind service. Their guacamole, beans, tortillas and quesadilla were great! The price was also according to the servings and quality~ The thing I loved the most was that the tortillas and the food in...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My husband had been craving tacos our entire vacation to Costa Rica, so he was very excited when he found Jalapenos Central the last night of our trip. Personally, I wasn't thrilled about leaving our hotel and going out in the crazy Costa Rican traffic,...More

1  Thank TulipL0ver
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The restaurant is small but confortable. The food is well prepared and we a good time with my family. All adults and enjoyed chimichangas, burritos, taco salad and tacos. All very good. Chimichangas are big size and the taco salad has a nice size with...More

Thank Carm2912
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2 January 2017|
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Response from Blossom S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call first and not go during peak dining hours!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
  • E-mail
Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express
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