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“Great service, food, and drinks!”
Review of The Pizza Shop

The Pizza Shop
Ranked #4 of 194 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Description: New York Style Pizza in Jaco Beach Costa Rica. We offer whole pizzas, pizza by the slice, calzones, ice cold beer on tap, and run weekly specials. We make our own dough and sauce in the shop from scratch, and use only the freshest and finest ingredients available. Great for a quick lunch, or sitting down with the family for dinner. Open late on Fridays and Saturdays. Check our Facebook page for weekly specials!
Reviewed 30 March 2018

My boyfriend and I stayed in Jaco Beach for our week long vacation in Costa Rica. We were actually heading to another pizza restaurant there one night in Jaco; however after walking by and smelling the delicious smells at The Pizza Shop, we turned around and dined there for the evening. We were so glad that we did! The service was great, as was the food!!! We ordered a few beers and a medium pizza, but we were also greeted with some free garlic nugz after we sat down at our table. They were delicious and also hit the spot! During the middle of our meal, the owner, Kevin, stopped by our table and started chatting with us and then offered us a free shot of their chili liquor. We had never heard of this shot before, but Kevin explained the alcohol to us. It's a sugar cane type of rum, lime juice and Tabasco sauce concoction. It was delicious!!!! So delicious that we came back on our last day in Jaco and bought four bottles of it to take back to the states with us. Thanks Kevin and staff for the delicious food, liquor and hospitality! We can't wait to visit again when we return to Jaco. Cheers!

Thank Courtney T
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Always_Baked, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Always nice to hear when customers have such a memorable experiences at the shop. Glad to hear you guys enjoyed your dining at the shop. Nothing like taking some chiliguaro home for friends, it will definitely be a good time. Thanks again for the nice review. Pura Vida
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Strolling along the main drag we spotted this place & thought we'd grab a cold beer. We weren't disappointed. We had some very tasty snacks & the service was prompt & professional. Good spot for people watching & they also have homemade beef jerky to go which was a treat & unexpected.

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Thank Wilf1051
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Always_Baked, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. Glad you stumbled upon our spot and had a great experience. Hard to beat Hey Earl's jerky on the road. Pura Vida
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We could not seem to call the restaurant from our condo’s phone, so I did send them a message on Facebook which was answered after the fact. Anyway two of us decided to drive over there and order our food. Minnesota Kevin was delightful. Place was very clean. There are tables for dining. People were coming in and getting a slice and a beer.

We ordered an extra large pizza with sausage, spinach, and mushrooms, a salad, and ribs... we were given free bread knots.

Best: the ribs, pizza crust was crisp
Worst: only one small dressing cup.
Average: Pizza toppings were sparse. Very little spinach, not much more with the mushrooms.

Close to Diamonte Del Sol.

Thank patriciabL920ET
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Always_Baked, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Happy to hear you were able to escape Chicago and enjoyed your food at the shop. Unfortunately Jaco is installing fiber optic lines which has made the telephone lines quite temperamental. We appreciate your patience. Pura Vida
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We arrived in Jaco on the Zuma Tours water taxi from Montezuma. We had some hassles getting our car from Adobe Rent a Car and by the time we had our car, we were tired and hungry, and did not have the patience to spend a lot of time hunting around for a place for lunch. This restaurant was right next door and a glance at Trip Advisor suggested that it was a good choice. The prices were reasonable, and they had good choices on the menu. They were sold out of some of the sodas that our kids ordered, but there were plenty of other choices. We ordered two pizzas, one with meat for three of us, and a personal-size pizza for our daughter who does not eat meat with cheese and bell pepper. The pizzas took a while to arrive, but that's normal for a pizza place. But our daughter's pizza had cheese and pepperoni, not cheese and bell pepper, so it had to be sent back and remade. By the replacement arrived, my wife and older daughter were done eating, so they left to look in some of the nearby shops while I stayed with my younger daughter. We had finished our drinks and ordered some new bottles of water from our server, who said he would bring them out, but they never ended up coming. The pizzas were good and hit the spot. They weren't the best pizzas we'd ever had or anything, but we've had much worse. We had some leftovers that we took with us, but I don't think any of us ever felt like eating them later. The person who we ordered from seemed like he spoke English very well, but the mistakes make me think that there may have been more of a language barrier than I thought. We weren't staying in Jaco, so I didn't try any other place, but if I returned, I would consider coming back here, but I'd also consider trying somewhere else as well. Our visit was February 2018

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Thank saccw
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Always_Baked, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for the miscommunication, and having to wait for the replacement pizza. Hopefully our employees were able to rectify the situation in the moment. We pride ourselves in our customer service so when situations like this occur we the time with our staff to make sure these mistakes are never repeated. Glad to hear the pizza was good and hit the spot, and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Pura Vida
-The Pizza Shop

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

You walk in,order your pizza or samdwich at the counter,grab your drink &sit anywhere in the spacious,comfy surroundings that seemed freshly decorated in the style of industrial/barn era with high ceilings, home made tables,booths,and served great pizza/soup with big friendly smile!the community lucky to have them,as they recently one an award from USA today for top pizza,as told by the owner of best western hotel in Lusk, Tom. We were stopped by the sight of Toms extensive Rock furniture outside his hotel,&he came out to greet us &visit! Also,Bloomers antique/vintage store a great find in Lusk also. Will definitely be back to visit this slice of small town america!

Thank Bonny V
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Always_Baked, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you. Pura Vida
-The Pizza Shop

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