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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%
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“ice cream” (114 reviews)
“pizza” (279 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked in we were greeted by cute and friendly dogs that have been rescued from the street. As a dog lover I enjoyed this! We were the only people in the restaurant as we came prior to the typical dinner time. Our server,...More

1  Thank Shazeya G
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Pretty quiet for a Friday night. The margarita pizza was well done with fresh basil and tomatoes. The calzone was huge. Excellent crust. This is a good meal choice for El Castillo. My only negative thoughts are that the pizza was a little too salty...More

Thank ChicoRanMan
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 14 and went here for dinner. The service and pizza were excellent! We tried a variety: Hawaiian, pepperoni, margherita... My one regret was not trying the homemade ice cream. Several in the group did and said it was good too....More

Thank TnA G
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The little town of El Castillo is true a hidden gem. Based on recommendations... we sought out Pizza John's and were treated to a wonderful evening. Fresh authentic thin crust pizza, and excellent home made ice cream. Excellent service. Clean kitchen. Fresh ingredients.

Thank seg1965
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Had the pizza on our last evening in country. The topping and cheeses were very good and the crust was great.

Thank rkhall4101
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Very nice pizza, especially the Mediterrean which we. Preferred. A tad expensive but very good quality ! We wish they would also offer side salads, at least tomato and onion especially as local beefsteak tomatoes are so delicious.

Thank AliciaJJ246
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This little unexpected gem of a pizza joint seemed to pop up out of nowhere after driving down a very long (albeit scenic) road the way to the volcano hot springs. It was a great rest/stretch stop location, but an even better place for pizza...More

Thank Sanyika C
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to pizza Johns, the owners are great. And the Pizza was really good, especially the meditarian, the calzone was really big we had a lot of leftovers! we wanted to be sure we could try the ice cream :) it...More

Thank bluewater1290
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Excellent pizza, fresh ingredients and the nicest people you would want to talk with, definitely recommend if staying in the area

Thank brian a
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner tonight after hearing all of the wonderful reviews and it did not disappoint!!! The pizza was awesome !! Each pizza would feed two adults with some left overs. Wonderful people as well! I left my bag there and when we got...More

Thank Jen M
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Questions & Answers
April 1, 2017|
Response from GringoMichael | Property representative |
yes we do. Any pizza with corn meal crust.!!
April 1, 2017|
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Response from MikeInWeHo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but not sure.
Jackie S
February 1, 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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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