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Jalapenos Central

) #1 of 168 Restaurants in Alajuela ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Latin
Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 4027
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (35 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Mts South of Post Office 50, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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151 - 160 of 499 reviews

Reviewed 16 December 2015

This little place was recommended by our hotel. The food is excellent, with good sized portions and reasonable prices. Really friendly atmosphere and busy with both locals and tourists.

Thank sk1232015
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Yummy Mexican food. Cute ambience overlooking the street. Attentive service. The restaurant had quite a few people in it which is a mark of a popular place. Decent portions. Excellent dessert & strong margaritas!

Thank laurathelawyer
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Went here based on TA reviews. Everything was pretty much as described in all the other reviews. Fresh tasting Tex-Mex food with a slight CR twist . Norman was there. Staff broke in to a sing along just as I was saying "I guess they...More

Thank SaratVemuri
Reviewed 1 December 2015

They have a great texmex type menu and everything I have had was wonderful. It is a favorite lunch stop for many Expats in Costa Rica and the owner Norman always welcomes you in a way that makes you feel like his favorite customer.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, so glad we found out. We spent 13 years in Texas and love good food. This place is awesome.

Thank Buceotico
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Some of the best food I have had to date here in Costa Rica!!! The fajitas were so great!!!! Reasonably priced.... Can't beet it !

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 15 November 2015

If you have a desire or craving for Tex Mex food in Alajuela you need to go to Jalapeño Central. I'm from Texas and I think well qualified to make a recommendation. Went there again today with some friends, also from Texas, and the food...More

Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I found this place in my guidebook and it was highly recommended. There isn't much to do in Alajuela and since I only had one afternoon in town, I spent it here. The owner is extremely friendly, visits tables. And the food is really tasty....More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 28 October 2015

A friend from the area brought me here for lunch, and although I rarely eat Mexican style food, I went along to be polite and give it a shot. I had an amazing experience. From the owner introducing himself and ensuring everything was to our...More

Thank thatsillyCanadian
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The service was nice, but the food is not as I thought. My taco only had chcken and the tortilla, it was prepared in a very simple way, no onions, no huacamole, no dashed tomatoes, no spices. Sorry but I didn't like it.

Thank Gabrielam2010
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Can you sit a party of 14?
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 9
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
  • 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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