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Jalapenos Central

Mts South of Post Office 50, 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)
Opens in 2 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 514 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We just ordered Beef Enchiladas as our entree which was pretty more than okay, you get vegetables, beans, guacamole & we did order Nachos, which was actually quite good! the juice it came with was guava - it was super sweet The ambience however is...More

Thank Eve R
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We came to Jalapenos because of its ranking on trip advisor. All of our food was really good except the queso and chips we ordered for an appetizer. The queso was like the can cheese but the chips were really good. The burrito, nachos and...More

Thank raina2575
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Our hotel owners highly recommended this place that is owned by their friend Norman. It is a place where you can order Mexican food OR Columbian food from Norman's other restaurant near by. We ate here twice since my husband wanted the hot dog (...More

Thank LPE22
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Second time here. Excellent both times. The restaurant was packed at 2 pm on a Sunday. New York expat owner Norman is the real deal. 14 years running this restaurant speaks volumes. Great service from all the staff. Our group of 6 Ticos and Ticas...More

Thank CobaltConnection
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This place was recommended by the owners of our accommodation and we were not disappointed. This is a Mexican restaurant and the food was excellent. The owner, Norman, circulated amongst the tables and made sure everyone was happy with their meals. We were thrilled that...More

Thank Riess D
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is the only "authentic" TexMex place I have visited in Costa Rica worthy of my time to write a review, and believe me, I have been to many crappy "Mexican" restaurants in a fruitless quest for a taste of America while in CR. I...More

Thank demonspawn
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

All the Mexican meal names came bit overwhelming, not being that familiar with their food, so I went for a burger:-) Good simple choice, served with great crunchy french fries, as if my grandma made them, and good spicy sauce on the side. Very nice...More

Thank MoniZoll
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I very much enjoyed the chicken enchilada I ordered. The portions were just right and the entire meal was delicious. The staff was especially personable. I will eat here again!

Thank callarse2017
Reviewed 7 June 2017

If I could i would have given 3 and a half stars. For what it is it is ok, fun atmosphere, friendly people. The food was ok, margaritas were the best I had in Costa Rica. What I did not like is, starting to bring...More

Thank travelPixie100
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Honestly, I wish I could give this experience a 0/5 rating. That being impossible I'll have to give the one star for the friendly service then. I had the Carnitas tacos which were relatively expensive considering the other items in the menu. First of all,...More

1  Thank Mikko T
Norman f, Owner at Jalapenos Central, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello Mikko It is never easy responding to a review such as yours. I like to normally begin by truly apologizing for having been the cause of your uncomfortable experience at my place. Your review although amazingly well written and well crafted, has been the...More

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
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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