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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Good beans , great coffee machine , fresh ground beans , mmmmmmmmm . They often have desserts for 1/2 price , great to take back to your room ! National chain with ice cream , sandwiches , smoothies , etc. , but for myself the best cup of coffee I found .

Thank Herb E
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

I loved the ice cream here. I would always get the pina colada shake with pineapple and coconut, and I've been craving it ever since I left! I also tried the mulberry parfait, but I definitely liked the colada better

Thank Hannah A
Warsaw, Poland
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

I was in Pops shops in Jaco and San Jose. The flavour selection was the same. This ice cream is not the best I had (sorbets were so-so), but you can find some nice flavours you probably won't get in Europe - like Dulce de Leche, or Leche Condensado con Higos. Chocolates were pretty good.

Thank Ekaterina S
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Visited here with some friends and got a cookies and cream milk shake. It was outrageously good. We stopped back several more times during the trip because we loved it so much. Highly recommend to fellow travelers.

Thank Rob O
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

On a recent visit to Costa Rica we had ice cream at Pops in La Fortune (twice) and Punta Leona. Delicious each time, with excellent service. La Fortuna accepted dollars but Punta Leona only accepted Colonas.

Thank Steve-Sue-7
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Because of the presentation you expect real Italian icecream. But it's not. The taste is a little bit fague.

Thank Frank N
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

I strongly recomend you have a vanilla milk shake at pops, the best youve ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the ice cream is good too

Thank JoM2S
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

I went to several different locations of POPS in Costa Rica. All of them had superb quality of ice cream. I LOVED the dulce de leche with the brownderby (basically ice cream covered with a hard chocolate shell). The only reason they got a 4 out of 5 is because even though the workers were very kind, they were very... More 

Thank laynjoyce
New York City, New York
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

POPS has a wide selection of moderately priced ice creams and frozen yogurt. The prices will not "break the bank," and the selections are quite tempting in this delightful climate.

Thank Susan P
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Pops is a professionally run ice cream parlor. Their stores are kept clean and they're run with customer service in mind. Young friendly employees and a family atmosphere make it a nice place to go on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Thank 8Brad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2296 2929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?