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Jalapeno Eatery & Market

Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9270
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“burrito” (65 reviews)
“tacos” (17 reviews)
“tortillas” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Today I had brunch with guests from NYC at Jalapeno. We were served by Koa, 11 years old. The guests were absolutely astounded at his character and ability to conduct himself so professionally, greeting them, asking if there was anything he could do for them,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Casa K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Havent been to Costa Rica in almost 2 years and wanted to be sure we visited Jalapenos again. Just as good as last visit ---well. Maybe better. Had the chicken salad. Everything was fresh and so tasty. My husband had nacho with pork. Mike has...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 323gretchenb
Reviewed 23 October 2018

my wife and I stumbled upon this place as we explored Playa Avellanas on a rainy afternoon. The proprietor is originally from Florida, if he has fish that day then guarantee you he caught it himself. Burritos are huge and every ingredient fresh. Left with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ray G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We just returned after several days in the area. This was the only breakfast place open in this low season. No problem! The best gallo pinto and fruit bowls at very reasonable prices. Love this place!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cliff B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My wife and two boys stopped in for smoothies during an ATV trek. The smoothies were delicious. 15 minutes later my two boys were with the owner and his wife in the back feeding and playing with their chickens. The chickens are the charge of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jim L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Salad and smoothies were fantastic! The owner was super nice and the workers were so friendly. Great place to chill with enjoy a cup of coffee also

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 August 2018

My wife and I had lunch here. The food (and smoothies) were fantastic and it was fun chatting with the owner and his wife.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Damon P
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Went here twice during our stay in Playa Negra. I had a salad and a burrito both were fantastic. The portions are very big. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ryannnnn2018
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great food - nachos were super delicious... Everything is made from scratch and gallo pinto was on point!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nick_Gizmo
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We met Mike after our surf session at Playa Negra as him and his son were coming out of the water with the fresh fish they had just speared while freediving. Found out he was the owner of Jalapeno so we swung by and ordered...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Glenallen C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Pargos / Playa Negra, Playa Negra 0000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Negra
  • Phone Number: +506 2652 9270
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Familiar, friendly, fun and casual restaurant with a variety of fresh, local and organic .We serve delicious, fresh and healthy food. Our tortillas are rolled by hand with no lard or Manteca added. Our home-made hot sauce has become famous for its great flavors and a secret recipe of mixed species for our meats
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