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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Pops is a Costa Rican hard ice cream shop offering a multitude of flavors. It is a favorite of many locals and tastes great on a warm day. Try the Dulce de Leche dipped in chocolate and covered with peanuts. It's a personal favorite.

Thank CurtD409
San Jose, Costa Rica
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227 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

If you ever tried an Italian icecream, this is really NOT your place : icecreams that are not creamy and very superficial. I tried 2 flavours: chocolate and strawberry, both terrible. I will never return!

Thank corina0210
San Jose, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Ice cream in Costa Rica specially at Pops, has a very different texture. Their shakes are good though. There is also another specialty drink called something like cocos that was delicious and refreshing.

1 Thank Strllradvsoca
Playa Coronado, Panama
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

I love ice cream. I have been disappointed in most of the ice cream in San Jose. POPS offers the best ice cream I tasted so far.

Thank LindaB1947
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 41 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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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?