El Mirador (10 mn)
Typical and international Perched on a hill El Mirado enjoys a beautiful panorama during the day and even more pleasant in the evening when all the lights of San José and the surrounding area sparkle. A fine menu offers beef fillet, fish served with various sauces, shrimps or even minced chicken, good wines. You can also stop there at sunset to have an aperitif on the terrace. (Take a vest).
Jalapeno's central (15 mn)
Mexican. This is the best Tex-Mex address in Alajuela. Small, quiet restaurant, an address for travelers, good service, very fair prices. The owner Noman is an excellent cook and very friendly. Vegetarian, it can also cook you something without meat but just as delicious.
Pesquería Da Limonta (15 mn)
Fish & Seafood. The best address in town for those looking for creative and refined cuisine based on fresh products (octopus, mussels, tuna tartare ... but also tasty desserts made by the Italian boss (tiramisu, cheesecake, panna cotta ...)
Como en Casa
Argentinian cuisine. Located in a house, the restaurant feels "at home", simple and delicious cuisine. Specialty meat but also at noon a small economic and delicious daily menu.
Italio-Hawaiian cuisine. An innovative concept restaurant in Alajuela, presenting different options of cuisine. A base of Italian cuisine and Asian fusion. Specialty of pizzas, focaccias and poke bowls (Hawaiians)
Costa Rican specialties. A tico family prepares for you the "casado" which is the national dish composed of rice, black beans, potato picadilla, green salad, fresh tomatoes seasoned with lemon, served with homemade tortillas with the grilled meat of your choice . Try the strawberry "batidos"! A stopover on the way back from the Poas Volcano.