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Jalapenos Central

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Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Pleasant surprise!! Very good food at a reasonable price in a friendly, clean environment. Service was very good and the owner takes pride in his restaurant.In summary, if I lived there I would return often.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place has great food with many vegetarian options. We were there on a Wednesday night and there was a steady stream of people coming in. The service was excellent, the wait staff did not forget about us. We stay nearby when we're in town and will definitely return.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Amazing food. the perfect spot and helpful with our only speaking English. Try the different sauces!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great, casual place to go for a well-priced, delicious Tex-Mex meal with good service and a friendly owner named Norman who runs a tight ship. It was so good we ate there twice on our short visit to the Alajuela area!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

First time in Costa Rica and was recommend this place. Glad we did come here the food was great and awesome decor. Recommend coming to this place and trying it out.

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Frensham, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner have just finished yet another meal at Jalapeños Central. The food here is really EXCITING. It's our fourth time visiting, and on this occasion I had the buffalo chicken fajitas, which had a pleasant kick 🌶. Both the kitchen and front-of-house staff are attentive and efficient, and the owner enjoys making conversation with the clientele. We... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Loved it! We've been there twice and really liked our food both times. Wife loves it, I love it, my girl loves it. We'll be back.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We walked into Jalapeño Central after a long flight from the states and immediately felt welcome. The staff was friendly, a local ex pat who was dining there greeted us, and Norman, the owner, could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. Sometimes all of these things are just as important as the food when traveling to a foreign country.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Norman has a great restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice atmosphere with a menu that has a choice. The prices are very reasonable for a restaurant, nothing higher than 7000 colones, but the majority of prices were between 2500 and 4100 colones. The quality of the food is also very good, one of the best places we have eaten so far. We even went back before leaving Alajuela and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
Description
Open 7 days a week. Mon- sat 11:30-9:00 pm Sun 11:30-8:00 pm Accept credit cards except American express

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