• Jalapeños Central

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Costa Rican

Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican-style restaurant with many dishes that can be served vegan (without cheese and sour cream, or substitute vegetables for meat). All meals prepared fresh and catered to specific requests. Hours may change seasonally. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-9:00pm.

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13 Reviews

First Review by Raw Morka


Points +1203

30 Sep 2023


Took the recommendation from others here and we ordered the Monster Burrito. It was good and would order again. Loved the very spicy sauce they gave gave us on the side. Friendly service



Points +275

07 Feb 2023

Probably really good if you are not vegan ☺️

They didn't have any specific vegan dish but they could make a lot of them vegan by not adding cheese... It was okay but sort of good ng to a regular pizzaria and getting a pizza without cheese... The staff was nice and the atmosphere cosy though 🙏


Points +39

20 Nov 2022

Flavorful veg food

Food was very flavorful, friendly staff

Pros: Customized vegan options


Points +205

30 Jan 2022

Delicious vegan options

They have various vegan options and i tasted three of them. Delicious. And big portion. The staff is friendly and the location is nice.

Pros: Good vegan options, Friendly Staff, Nice Location


Points +234

17 Dec 2021


Went there as it seemed to have good reviews. The environmental is great and the owner understands what vegan means. He reccomend Ed I have a veg burrito with beans, guacamole, pick de Gallo and rice and it was really yummy. My boyfriend got a quesadilla and also liked it.

Pros: Amazing prices! , Yummy , Accommodating to vegans

Cons: 1 or 2 vegan options


Points +122

16 Aug 2021


Excelente comida TexMex, muy buena atención y la mayoría de platos se pueden veganizar 👌🏻 …. además evitan la contaminación cruzada, cocinando la comida de los veganos en sartenes diferentes a los normales.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-16

Pros: Opciones veganas, Opciones vegetarianas


Points +26

02 Feb 2021

Satisfied vegan

I ended up coming back here a second time after exploring some other options around town. I went the Burrito Monster both times, can't complain! Great atmosphere, polite staff, good food.

Pros: Large portions , Low price


Points +54

25 Feb 2020

Very delicious burrito

You can easily change the food to vegan options.
I would highly recommend the Burrito Monster (without cheese and sour cream; with vegetables instead of meat).
It was very delicious and not expensive at all.

Pros: Delicious vegan food


Points +1046

08 Feb 2020

TexMex heaven

Everything you could wish for in a great atmosphere.


Points +62

28 Jan 2020

Nice little place

Easy to make things on the menu vegan. My food came out very quickly as well! The passion fruit water was delicious!

Pros: Tasty

Cons: Little pricey

Darren Ginn

Points +67

04 Jan 2020

Tasty Vegan Options

Jalapeño Central in downtown Alajuela is a small and fun Tex-Mex eatery with a menu that has easily adaptable items conforming to vegan standards.
The only thing we ordered was nachos that came with sautéed broccoli, carrots, onions and cauliflower, black bean paste, guacamole and lettuce.
Everything was fresh and very tasty.
Servers bring a little cup of very hot pepper sauce with a little flat wooden paddle. A little goes a long was.
The owner is American and we met expats from Texas that travel from a nearby town because they say it’s the best Tex-Mex they have found.
Most of the clientele that day were Americans but I suspect that’s the norm.


Points +15

06 Apr 2019

Margaritas to die for

Really nice place. The margaritas are divine, but more importantly there's loads on the menu for vegetarians and vegans... And it's extremely tasty. Go.

Raw Morka

Points +351

17 Feb 2019

Lovely place

Local people recommended us this place when the vegan restaurant behind the corner was closed and we really liked it. The service was nice, most of the staff speaks English. All the food is made fresh to order, most of the meals can be veganize. We ate there three times and everything was delicious. The place is full all day long - we've been there before closing and in the afternoon and it was very busy every time. There were people queueing outside waiting for a tables!!

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