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Restaurante Chiwake

Este 100 Norte Banco Nacional la Tropicana 50 | Alajuela Centro, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
“corvina” (3 reviews)
“ceviche” (15 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Este 100 Norte Banco Nacional la Tropicana 50 | Alajuela Centro, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of ours recommended it and it turned out to be a very good recommendation. We went again several times because whenever we crave for Peruvian food, this is the first restaurant that comes into our mind.

Thank Sherry N
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Peruvian food. I asked for whole fried fish. My partners for chaufa rice, spaghettis, chicken on flat iron, chcken gratinated. Mine was ok nothing special. My partners clean the plates. It is not a fancy restaurant but es clean and nice. The personnel are very...More

Thank franciscoherrera
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I went with my family: the soup not tasty , rice not good, and octopus chicharron also bad. I was expecting something better based on the reviews, I wont trust again. Service was good. The place is not very nice. They are very proud of...More

Thank sroccata
Emilia R, Propietario at Restaurante Chiwake, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

We respect your opinion, we work hard to make our food enjoyable for our customers, however we uderstand that the taste of Peruvian food is not for all ...

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Rice with sea food are delicious, I went to this place during my stay in Alajuela several times only to get "El Ceviche Chiwake". Prices are very reasonable, and it's worthy.

Thank Luis A
Emilia R, Propietario at Restaurante Chiwake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your comment... we'll love to have you back

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The best ceviche in CR, also seafood is fresh and delicious 👌🏻, excellent location. Waiters are friendly and with good recommendations.

Thank Horacio P
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The place had a ton of good reviews, so our expectations were high. However, arrived at 2:30 pm, and there was no one to assist us in finding a table, the 3 of us had to accommodate ourselves in a 2 people table, look around...More

Thank ronny_sanchez
Emilia R, Propietario at Restaurante Chiwake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

We are very sorry you did not have great experience in our restaurant. We work hard to ensure all our customers have a delightful meal no matter how crow we are... if there is a Chance that you come back for Alajuela, please contact me...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived earlier today and wanted to try somewhere reasonably close to our hotel & this place did not disappoint. We are a bit jet lagged so had an early light dinner of cerviches which were all fantastic. We also tried the Pisco Sour which...More

Thank MeTimeBristol
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This place has a good ambiance in addition to its fine food. The service was excellent and the staff spoke fine English. You won't go wrong if you eat here.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had lunch at Chiwake because I was looking for some Peruvian ceviche. Many tantalizing choices of ceviche but the waiter recommended a traditional "mixto." It had corvina, pulpo, camarones, and calamare in a very flavorful lime based salsa. Excellent. The regular size was big with...More

Thank HurricaneBob2015
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I must start saying I spent a lot of time visiting almost 45 restaurants in 45 days, and no one like this. The food is amazing, tasty, good quality and affordable, ohhhh and the good collection of wines!!! OH YES!!!

Thank Layla M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Este 100 Norte Banco Nacional la Tropicana 50 | Alajuela Centro, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: 70705400
  • E-mail
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