Category: Alajuela


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Located near the Poas volcano in the mountains, Chubascos is a very beautiful and big restaurant. Given the size, it can hold so many clients. So, you can go with your partner, family, friends, colleagues, and more; you won’t lack a seat. Yet, since it is a popular restaurant due to its tasty and affordable meals, you do need to make a reservation. The spot is arguably the best restaurant you can ever visit in Alajuela, Costa Rica.


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El Novillo del Arenal

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Located near the Tabacon Hot Spring hotel, El Novillo del Arenal provides locals and travelers with excellent foods at unbeatable prices. If you were to compare it with other restaurants in the area, you would label it cheaper than them. Yet, it offers the best dishes in the area. So why suffer when you could savor flavorful foods without breaking your pocket? With that being said, the next time you are around La Fortuna de San Carlos, look no further; the restaurant is right there for you. Given its large space, the restaurant can hold a lot of people. So, you can go with as many of your relatives as possible. You need to make a reservation, though.


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Xandari Resort & Spa Restaurant

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Xandari Resort & Spa Restaurant is such a beautiful spot located in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Aside from its excellent lodging services, it offers quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner at unbeatable prices. Blending Costa Rican with international cuisine is one of the reasons why the food is suitable for both locals and travelers. Since it easily gets crowded, you’d better make a reservation.


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Soda La Hormiga

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Despite its location on the busy street, Soda La Hormiga, a small open-air restaurant based in Alajuela, offers delicious dishes at cheaper prices in comparison to other restaurants in the area. So, if you want to eat flavorful dishes without breaking your pockets, look no further; this is the right spot for you. The restaurant features a parking lot at the back, where the clients put their cars. Continue reading “Soda La Hormiga”

Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo

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Despite its location in La Fortuna de San Carlos, a place well known for most of its bland food spots, Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo is the exception in this regard. It offers unbeatable dishes at affordable prices. Given its international and local cuisines, the foods are suitable for the travelers and the locals alike. So, if you are from the US and want to feel home, this is the place to go.


Foods at Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo

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The menu offers pizzas, American coffee, foccacia, homemade pasta, coconut flan, salads, and much more. To whet your appetite, you can order the salad, which is fresh and delicious. Then, you can ask for the homemade pasta, which is arguably the best pasta in the entire area.

Since the menu has various thin crust pizzas, you can either choose veggie pizza or meaty one, both of which are out of this world.

As for desserts, you can either get coconut flan or American coffee. To your order, you can add your favorite wine.



Services at Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo

The restaurant accommodates the clients with everything they need. The staff welcomes the visitors and guides them to their seats. With the handy menu, they can quickly make their orders. Those who need help choosing their meals can rely on the experienced staff to guide them. As the clients watch the gourmet their dishes, they are amazed to see him prepare the pizza in the oven. Thanks to their choice in support of the staff, they are satisfied with their orders.




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Organico Fortuna

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Organico Fortuna, as its name implies, excels in healthy, quality organic foods offered at affordable prices. It’s a perfect restaurant for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Given its location in La Fortuna de San Carlos near the La Fortuna waterfall and the Arenal Volcano National Park, it attracts many travelers in addition to its locals.


Foods at Organico Fortuna

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The restaurant has a rich menu, offering Energy bowl, rice, a cinnamon roll, beans, mahi-mahi tacos, veggie pasta, vegan sandwich, falafel, salad dressed with tasty fruits, ice-cream, plantains, and much more. Though the names of the foods seem to be common, their flavors are undeniably out of this world.

You can order veggies with Quinoa. They are perfectly cooked with coconut oil, making them even more delicious. You also need to order the mahi-mahi tacos. Probably, they are the yummiest fish you can ever have at the restaurant.

The ice-cream is perfectly topped with raisins and nuts, the flavorful dessert; the falafel sandwich can best be enjoyed with a drink of your choice. With the restaurant’s many beverages, you can ask for the smoothies added to your entrée. It is so energetic. You can also order yummy, organic coffee, which is prepared with almond milk.


Services at Organico Fortuna

The staff is so knowledgeable about the organic foods. They cook and serve their dishes with excellence and passion; they provide the clients with anything they desire. What’s more, the staff also has a shop offering teas, snacks as well as clothing. So, the visitors can buy some of the items and take them home.



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Nanku Restaurant

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Once located on the jungle side of Fortuna, now in the center of the town, Nanku Restaurant offers quality, breakfast, lunch, and dinner at unbeatable prices. Thanks to its location, the spot has been the main go-to restaurant for both tourists and locals.


Foods at Nanku Restaurant

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The menu provides clients with foods such as Quesadillas, beef wraps, shrimp, cocktails, margaritas, ceviche, beer, chicken, and much more. The food is cooked to perfection with fresh, thought-out ingredients.

You can grab a couple of drinks so as to whet your appetite. Then, you can go for quesadillas, which is huge and very flavorful.

You can’t miss out on the beef wraps. They are out of this world. Since they are dished up large, you can either share with a friend or finish them the following day at home. Surprisingly, you will find them still tasty despite being cold.

As for beverages, you have plenty of options. If you drink alcoholic drinks, you can order sangria from the great selection of wines available at the spot—you can get other kinds of beer, too; if you drink non-alcoholic drinks, you can either grab flavorful cocktails or margaritas.


Services at Nanku Restaurant

The staff is very hospital. When new clients arrive, they give them warm greetings and quickly seat them. Whether they go for lunch or dinner, they have great treat. The staff offers to help them choose the best dishes out of the spot, which are then brought to the table in no time.



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Located right on the main road when coming from the Arenal Volcano National Park, Anch’io, a restaurant specializing in authentic Italian pizzas and other kinds of food, is an easy find. That said, it is a famous spot in the area; it would be wise to make a reservation before heading for meals.


Foods at Anch’io

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The menu provides clients with pizzas, lasagna noodles, spaghetti, chicken, mushroom, Caprese salad, sausages, and much more.

For appetizers, you can grab carpaccio, which comprises in spaghetti topped with chicken and broccoli.

As a specialty, the spot has different and excellent pizzas, which are made with fresh ingredients, allowing clients to customize their orders. For example, you can order margarita pizza, perfectly prepared on the wood. Then, you can get it topped with the basil.

Then, you can order salmon accompanied with sausage, onion, and mushroom. This plate is yummy and huge; it will get you stuffed.

If you need pasta, you can, preferably, have it accompanied with fettuccini, which is then topped with zucchini. You can also ask for alfredo sauce; it is full of cream and flavor.

As for beverages, you can grab Malbec and vodka. You can grab other natural drinks and juices.


Services at Anch’io

The staff is very accommodating and attentive. Not only do they serve you, but they also make sure you have everything you need; they are always walking around the tables. They also provide complimentary desserts, such as pecan pie. With their natural drinks, you will find yourself freed from the traditional soda. And the prices are unbeatable for the quality foods and drinks.


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Kurcuma Artisanal Food


kurcuma Artisanal Food is a nice restaurant based in Alajuela. It offers flavorful dishes at affordable prices. Even the pickiest children and adults are satisfied with this one. So, if you are around this area, look no further; this is the place for you.


Foods at kurcuma Artisanal Food

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The menu blends both local and Peruvian cuisine, thereby offering lomo soltado, tuna, potatoes wedges, shrimp, portobello mushroom, rice, veggies, homemade hummus, fries, salads, grilled chicken, beans, ceviche, and much more. The portions of the food are generous and satisfactory.

If you prefer the Peruvian cuisine, you can order the lomo soltado, tenderloin beef. It is grilled with tomatoes, garlic, and onions. Then, it is served with rice and potatoes wedges.

You can also order the chicken burger, which is accompanied with tilapia. The plate is fresh and tasty.

You can’t miss out on the tuna; it is grilled and served with shrimp. You can’t help but keep returning for this one.

As you order the iimonada hierbabuenain, you’ll find yourself wondering how it was made. This beverage is simply out of this world.


Services at kurcuma Artisanal Food

The staff welcomes every visitor going in and seats him/her in no time. Since the menu is handy, all the clients have to do is choosing their dishes, and then have the servers bring them in a timely manner. Also, the clients can ask the staff as many questions about their cuisine as they wish; they are always ready to answer all of them. After answering them, the servers take their orders and bring their entrées. In case the clients need something extra, the staff goes an extra mile to provide for them.


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Que Rico Arenal

Situated in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Que Rico Arenal, a spacious restaurant, offers delicious dishes at unbeatable prices. This spot offers two choices: with its fast delivery, the clients can order their favorite dishes from home; the clients can also enjoy the food at the restaurant. The latter is better as the food enjoyed at the spot is even fresher and tastier. So, you can get the food as you wish.


Foods at Que Rico Arenal

The menu offers local and Italian foods such as pizzas, ceviche, pasta, tilapia, chicken, shrimp, and much more. The food is cooked to perfection and served in large portions; any order you make will get you stuffed. So, you need eat less if you need the tasty desserts.

Though every food is unbeatable, you need to order the pizzas; you can get it either meaty or veggie as you desire. They are made with excellence. You can also order the ceviche; the tilapia comes accompanied with shrimp, which makes it even larger.


Services at Que Rico Arenal

The staff is accommodating and kind to the visitors. As they bring their menu, they help the clients in their choice of foods by answering all their questions. After deciding on their food, the servers bring the entrées in no time. They always seek to ensure that every client is happy with their meals. Sometimes, the staff asks the clients to fill in a form to let them know what they think about their restaurant. As they fill in, the clients offer recommendations as to improvements. When the clients leave the spot, the kind staff gets a safe taxi for them.



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