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$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
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North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is maybe the most visit restaurant when you go up or dawn from the Poas Volcano in Alajuela Costa Rica. This is a steak house restaurant but offers other options for your choice. The restaurant is rustic but it is perfect and according to the zone. They also offer lodging in rustic cabins. if you want to have a... More 

Thank Greivin S
Grecia, Costa Rica
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

Beautiful setting in the country. This is a great stop after going to Poas Volcano or La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Our party of 4 had a wonderful time, We were greeted as soon as we arrived and although most of the tables were full or service was fast and friendly. We had great guacamole with fresh homemade chips, followed by... More 

1 Thank RedheadinCr
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

this is a lovely restaurant with great food. The picadillos and empanadas de plátano are great, but the tortillas aliñadas are the best plate of the place. Totally recommended. The only thing is that you have yo be patient because is always full.

1 Thank Natasha S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Friends rave about this location. It is popular on weekends and many families go here. Of course, most of the children know nothing of discipline and are disruptive to other diners. That being said, I was served almost RAW chicken. After sending it back to be cooked, I still had two pieces undercooked. Go for the desserts, eat your main... More 

1 Thank PhreedomPhun
Houston, Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

We had lunch here due to the fact a friend said this place had the best batidos! The food was very good but the batidos was even better! The service was a little slow but it was busy. Great for kids because they have a play area in the side yard. Worth the stop!

Thank vertigo1999
North Pole, Alaska
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

This is a nice place for lunch. The setting is lovely. The food is good and the portions are huge. Very enjoyable.

1 Thank mattandsue2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

Never disappoints! The quality of the food is amazing! Simply go when coming back from visiting the volcano. I promise you won't be dissapointed. The tortilla aliñada is one of the best plates of the house. Can't wait to go back.

1 Thank G3BBB
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

I went there with my friends after visit in poas volcano, and the food was very good but nothing special, but the service with the lady that was serving us was so poor and lame, was like she didn't wanted to be there and to serve us, I work for the hospitality industry and been working in customer service for... More 

2 Thank Manuelrosa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Great Gallo Pinto and tortillas, both Spanish and the corn ones. Beautiful atmosphere. Prompt and courteous service.

Thank Rosie R
New York City, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I was just at Chubascos on saturday and the place is fantastic for several reasons. First, it's location is fantastic and beautiful. Second, the decor and layout of the restaurant is fantastic, and most important, the food is awesome, especially the soup special they do on saturdays. All the food we had was just awesome, and felt like a truly... More 

1 Thank dtree12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Laguna Fraijanes, on the way to Poas Volcano. 1km, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: 24822280
This restaurant had the best food and service of all the places where we ate in Costa Rica. Family owned and always on site. Cozy, very clean, and surrounded by beautiful vegetation. Friendly and helpful staff. I highly recommend the casados, a local dish - delicious! I ate it in other restaurants but it couldn't be compared to Chubascos. I swear I could eat that every day. For dessert, try the home made apple pie (Costa Rican apples) and the arroz con leche. Ah, and do not forget to try their natural fruit drinks. Their coffee is pretty good too.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?