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Jalapenos Central

Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chimichanga” (38 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (14 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Jalpénos Central offers great Tex/Mex fare in Alajuela. The ambiance and decor of this small restaurant are wonderful, and the place is apparently almost always crowded. The proprietor and servers are very friendly, and the food is good, with generous portions. Several of us had...More

Thank SMartHistorian
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My family and I dined here on our last night of a long vacation in Costa Rica. We first spent some time walking around Alajuela’s Central Park (watch for falling mangoes!) and the surrounding shops. The restaurant is a few blocks off the main square....More

Thank andyfeinstein
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Is a small place. Confy ... good customer service. .. interesting place tho. So mexican of course 😂 food amazing. Love ittttttt! Love the nachos yummm

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, quaint little restaurant with delicious Tex Mex food! Friendly staff & many speak English and menu is in English as well as Spanish Loved it, Thanks Norman!

Thank March M
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Great little quasi-fast food TexMex place just a few blocks north of the Central Park In Alajuela. Fish tacos (Mahi-Mahi), enchiladas, patticones, etc. -- plus full assortment of beers to wash it down. Friendly, comfortable place with about a dozen tables - recommended if you...More

Thank brocdog
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Food is very good because it is home-made, and the portions are middle size. They also serve fast-food.

Thank ALucia S
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Fun atmosphere, great food, super helpful owner. For those unfamiliar with the parking in Alajuela, be sure to inquire to avoid tickets.

Thank cr15
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I was about to eat the horror of McDonald's when thankful our hotel recommended this great place! Cozy atmosphere, fresh ingredients and surprising fast service. The price was great, not much different than McD's, but after a long day of travel this was the best...More

Thank caribetown
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The wife and I truly enjoy burritos so when we heard about Jalapeños through a friend we decided to give it a try. Parking can be tricky but we were lucky to find a spot on our first pass. Once we got into jalapeños we...More

Thank Vatsmia
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We're from Texas so this place hit home with us. Everything was fresh and delicious and the portions were big and the staff was very attentive! I recommend this place! I was only in Alejuela to catch my flight home the next day but if...More

Thank MissSean
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3 January 2017|
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Response from Blossom S | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call first and not go during peak dining hours!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 9
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Maria Alfaro | 50 mts Sur South del Correo Post Office, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 4027
  • E-mail
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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