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“Best Costa Rican food in the country”

Restaurant Chubascos
Ranked #8 of 239 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Restaurant details
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This place is an institution, it has been open for over 40 years serving most typical dishes like arroz con pollo, salads, olla de carne, other soups like crema de tomate, liquors, coffee, natural drinks, and specialties that they are famous for like cheesecake with mora, orejas, tortilla con queso, agua dulce. The scenery is at 1800m altitud, tropical cloud forest, with manicured gardens with name tags on a variety of plants. In their property you can take a short trail walk through the forest down to the river, and if you don't feel like driving anymore and want to stay the night, you can stay in one of their four nicely decorated cabins with Cuisinart coffee maker, balcony overlooking their gardens, and breakfast is included for around 40mil colones. Their only defect? Celiac's can't eat there because of cross contamination with gluten. We miss that place dearly, it was our favorite restaurant, but now we can't go back there to eat since our Celiac disease diagnosis. On weekends it gets packed, and f you are not there by 12 noon sharp or before then, you will go on a waiting list that could easily turn into an hour. Weekdays, no problem. They close earlier around 5-6pm

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank EverywhereCR79
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Ok, so the place is very nice and the food is average good...I say average good because is the kind of good you can get on other places for significantly less money. If you are willing to pay $30-$50 for a lunch, then go ahead...but if you are like me, and feel they are abusing you then you may want to try a different restaurant.

It is just not fair to see such high prices on a local place.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Diego Z
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We have stopped at Chubascos a number of times and have always been impressed with the excellent local food at great prices.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank alajuelanorth
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

No photo of the tortilla since there are many already. But it was crispy and savory along with a side of sour cream. Off to the cardiologist. Go early if you want a relaxed atmosphere and crowd avoidance. Nice cool air and chirping birds. The drive up was beautiful as well.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jeff U
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We took a group of tourists that were delighted but I have to say, us Costa Ricans were too!
Amazing flavors and service was fast! Great for a hungry crowd of 12!
Try the casados, empanadas de platano dulce, canastas de patacón and chorreadas.
Enjoy!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Agamboaj
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