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Pizza John's Jardin Escondido

500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
+506 8801 0967
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (107 reviews)
“pizza” (279 reviews)
“gelato” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shared a delicious pizza and finished with possibly the best ice cream we’ve ever eaten! Costa Rican Coffee, chocolate & ginger, vanilla all packed with flavour.Sooo good. Friendly staff, very relaxed, just the job.

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here to grab a to go pizza. My wife who is super picky with food said this is the most delicious pizza she has ever had!!! The owners are extremely nice and provided great service.

Thank Christhian V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventured down from the Observatory Lodge to find a place to eat, had seen the reviews for this restaurant and thought we’d give it a try, we arrived at 8pm and the place was empty, a little apprehension set in, but, the owners were very...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a few hours hiking in Arenal Observatory we were on a food hunt. We checked the Arenal lodge restaurant but it was expensive and we felt like a more of an authentic CR lunch. We decided to drive to Castillo to see what was...More

Thank Shawna H
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

After a long day of hiking, Pizza John hit the spot with a thin crust margarita pizza and one of the best calzones I ever had... no kidding.. I never expected to be eating pizza in Costa Rica, with all of this amazing local food,...More

Thank Angelsland17
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

It was late, we were tired, we had been traveling with the kids all day, and were staying in a cabin here for a couple of nights. But most importantly: we were starving!! We didn’t feel like driving back into La Fortuna to eat dinner,...More

Thank abusymomof3girls
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Very good pizza and a lovely waiter. He speaks english. You definetly need a car to come there, but it’s totally worth it. The pizzas are big enough to share and the waiter is so nice to tell you that in front. Good place to...More

Thank Guido v
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to go to Pizza Johns by our hosts . What an extraordinary place which was warm and welcoming and the pizzas are to die for. The venue is like nothing you would have experienced but works so well in the Costa Rican...More

Thank Annie G
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We forgot our Sharpie! We had a three topping pizza that was great, and a couple servings of tasty ice cream. Would highly recommend. Also, you can taste the alcohol in the drinks which is more than I can say for the place we are...More

Thank massiek
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I'm not one who writes reviews but I'm starting now because people need to be warned about this place. Off a long long bumpy road in the middle of nowhere. We went because of all the wonderful reviews this place gets. TOTALLY MYSTIFYING! When we...More

Thank Adriano G
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Questions & Answers
1 April 2017|
Response from GringoMichael | Property representative |
yes we do. Any pizza with corn meal crust.!!
1 April 2017|
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Response from MikeInWeHo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but not sure.
Jackie S
1 February 2017|
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Response from Kl-brise | Reviewed this property |
Welly welly, Where is that Inn than? The restaurant is closer to El Castillo about 15min on road from La Fortuna plus another 25/30min up the dirt track. Meaning dumpy washed out 4x4 track. The beginning is ok until the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  El Castillo
  • Phone Number: +506 8801 0967
  • E-mail
Lonely Planet's Top choice-featuring thin crust Italian style handmade pizza, and tropical ice cream. Family Friendly-Open air, casual dining Come for lunch, stay for dinner. Open everyday 12PM to 8PM
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