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C-Vichito y Mas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, International, Spanish, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican
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La Trinidad del Price Smart 4 cuadras al Oeste y 50 Sur | From Pricesmart Alajuela, 4 blocks straight west and 50 meters South, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2442 9157
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Berni of the Pura Vida Hotel recommended this place. We never would have found it otherwise. A converted house, it's in a residential neighborhood, and the directions include "look for the gray Honda." 2 little boys greeted us as we got out of our cab. Once inside we sat in a large room with views of the open kitchen and... More 

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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We made our way to Cevichito for a late Saturday lunch. What a find! The service was warm and friendly, the decor clean and modern--a surprise for a Tico house conversion. But of course most important: the food! The amuse bouche was a tiny portion of ceviche with a variety of fruit sauces, very elegantly presented. For our main courses,... More 

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Recommended by the owners of Pura Vida in Alajuela, this place is awesome. Fantastic meal with warm, friendly service. Alvaro is a great cook. Interesting and unique fushion food (fried plantains & mozerella). Cerviche was gr8 with unusual sauces. Impeccible service, warm atmosphere, super food--what more do you need. Thanks again Alvaro. Pura vida baby.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We had our last meal out in Costa Rica here and it was a great decision. Without realising it we ended up having 5 courses and had a main each with a fettuccine main to share. This was exquisite. The prawn fettuccine was fantastic and I would highly recommend it in the pomodoro and cream sauce. The chocolate brownie was... More 

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Thank PenguinSalad
Alajuela
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Awesome food, great service, definetly a must for anyone who enjoys fusion cuisine and trying new tastes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant upon recommendation from the nearby bed and breakfast coconut house, where we already heard very good things. We had no idea how good it would actually be. What we experienced surpassed our wildest expectations! Inconspicuously tucked away from the casual passersby's glance, this restaurant is an oasis for food lovers near and far. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

We were there cause we were looking for a Soda. After we came in we were afraid that we can afford but the price we seen on the screen and the bill are not to high ! We had a pork chop and fettuccini salmon. My wife loves the frozen Limonade. We had a very warm welcome and the owner... More 

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

First, the food is very good and combined in unique ways, with a lot of attention paid to presentation. That said, this is not a place where you will get a tiny morsel surrounded by several ornamental herbs and some flowers; the size of the entrees is more than enough, even for big guys. Second, it’s not cheap. There aren’t... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Because our flight was delayed, we spent one night in an airport hotel and decided to give this place a try based on its TripAdvisor ratings -- and we are so glad we did! It's an unusual experience because the restaurant is in a residential section of town and definitely off the beaten path. But once we got there, we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place was ok. We stopped by to grab a bite on our way to the airport. The food isn’t up to what it’s hyped up to be. (I speak as a Chicagoan who enjoys fine dining quite a bit. ) I appreciated the chef’s sincerity, and his kind attitude. He has four different kinds of sauces he is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Latin, International, Spanish, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Trinidad del Price Smart 4 cuadras al Oeste y 50 Sur | From Pricesmart Alajuela, 4 blocks straight west and 50 meters South, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2442 9157

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