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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Basic ice cream. No more no less. Basic tastes and service. In our happy days of Italian and specialty ice cream everywhere Pops remains a place for kids to sit in the evening. To stop with kids on the way. It is harder to find specialty ice cream in Costa Rica but with a little effort you can nowadays. So... More 

Thank Shahar K
Escazu, San Jose
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

When I say "Very Good" - I preface it with "for Costa Rica" as based on MY taste buds (having lived in San Francisco for 17 years, had a business in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico & traveled a LOT so I DO have a fair amount of experience on some better quality foods) - it's one of the better ones in... More 

Thank SarongGoddess
Petawawa, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

My husband and I went here a few times! The ice cream is soooooo good! I could eat the ice cream dipped white chocolate bar anytime!!!

Thank vanessa b
San Jose, Costa Rica
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

By far the best ice cream company in Costa Rica. The made all their ice creams with local fruits, milk, and they produce everything they need to create the delicious ice creams. I love the fruit shakes. Is not the cheapest, but hey, quality is never cheap.

Thank Michael G
San Jose, Costa Rica
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214 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Forget about famous gelatos (a lot in San Jose), this is a different kind of ice cream. They have fun flavors and the quality is constantly good. Highly recommend it! Try the Cocles while it is in their menu.

Thank Ricardo A

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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, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?