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rosti pollos

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Costa Rican, Central American
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En El Cacique del Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2217 8787
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199 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First day in Costa Rica and right next to our hotel. We wanted something more local then the Denny's next to it. Good, friendly, smiling server who's English was better then my Spanish. We both ordered the Fajitas, which was good, but far different from the Mexican restaurants we have in Arizona. Had my first Imperial beer and liked it.... More 

Thank Bill G
Granada, Nicaragua
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't have high expectations since this restaurant appeared to be part of a chain and we chose it simply because it was conveniently located across the parking lot from our hotel, but it was actually quite good.

Thank Tracy G
Richmond, United States
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186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went into Rostipollo for 2 meals in the past week. In both cases, the service was ridiculous. In the second case, it was so bad that we walked out after waiting over 20 minutes for a server to take our drink order after we were seated. The waitresses knew we were seated and waiting. They kept looking at us,... More 

Thank Jason B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The strips of chicken can be used in everything because they have no flavor. All dishes look and probably taste alike and are barely warm. Easy to walk to from three airport hotels so they have a captive audience. Take a shuttle elsewhere.

Thank TrekkerSue
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

One of the few things Costa Ricans can cook well is chicken. Rosti Pollos is no exception. There are several locations and the cleanliness varies accordingly. Fresh corn on the cob is a treat here, the local Patacones have much to be desired regardless of where you eat them. The flan is quite good whether you like it with coconut... More 

Thank Knight B
Mesa, Arizona
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This place was close to our hotel. It was a quiet atmosphere for dinner. The menu had a good selection. I was impressed with the guy that came around with a dessert and corn on the cob cart. Yes---I will have a corn on the cob appetizer!!! The roasted chicken was delicious. The patacones con frijoles (fried plantains with beans)... More 

Thank BethMarie R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If we had fast food like this at home....! Great staff. Nice menu selection with nice, consistently good food. Their fried cheese is so good, as is the chicken of course! We enjoyed fresh cooked corn on the cob on our visit tonight. And the coconut flan is so delicious. Great place in walking distance to the Hampton Inn.

Thank Elaine P
Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

You have nice ads, and lots of people (mostly tourists) coming in, but place is totally a wack inside. Tables were not clean fast enough. Bathroom was clean. Kitchen did not looked clean. Food was poor quality and that is very disappointing considering is just fried food in most cases (not elaborated dishes) . Drinks not natural and bad. Service... More 

Thank juan A
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Rosti Pollo knows how to roast some moist rotisserie chicken! You can depend on it being good at any of their locations in Costa RIca. Their menu is all around good.

Thank pcochranak
Manassas, Virginia
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner was ok we had the Quesidilla without chicken as an appetizer it was average and a little soggy, the ensalada were very good and the whole rotisserie chicken was juicy and very good. The fajitas were terrible with plain unseasoned chicken the only good thing was the black beans.

Thank Kevn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican, Central American
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: En El Cacique del Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2217 8787
Near the Hampton Inn in Alajuela Costa Rica

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?