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“Best ever!”
Review of Jalapenos Central

Jalapenos Central
Ranked #2 of 191 Restaurants in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$9
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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
Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best ever!”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Our favourite Tex Mex restaurant ever. Superb, tasty food and the warmest welcome you'll ever get in any restaurant. Norman and his staff are amazing. We just wish we lived closer!

  • Visited August 2014
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San José, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Hands down, best restaurant in Alajuela.”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We live in the mountains above Alajuela, so we often head down to run errands. Jalapeños is the only restaurant we eat at when we're in town, because we just can't bear the thought of not eating there. The food is always delicious (the fajitas, quesadilla, and monster burrito are family favorites), but what really knocks Jalapeños out of the park is owner Norm (the nicest, most genuine restaurateur in the world) and his incredible staff.

  • Visited August 2014
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice Mexican food”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Friendly staff and great food in this resraurant which is always serving to a lot of locals. They have preset menus with a drink included, which turned out to be very cost effective.

  • Visited August 2014
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Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“The only authentic Tex-Mex in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I learned about Jalapenos Central by word of mouth and after my first visit, I knew I was in the only Mexican restaurant in Cost Rica that served the "real thing". Norm the owner is the best. He cares about each and every visitor. If you miss his restaurant, you've missed a great experience. I would highly recommend you go and ENJOY........I've recommended it to many of my Ex-Pat friends here in CR; and they loved the experience.
Ciao,
Blaine in Ojochal, CR

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Blaine T
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best dining experience in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I really enjoyed Tico food but for our last nights in the country my girlfriend wanted to eat something else. We ate here based on several recommendations made by word of mouth and were not disappointed. Great food, great staff and great prices.

  • Visited August 2014
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