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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

And it is awesome. Guanabana and chocolate hard shell is a must. Try it! I used to save my money to buy a cone on my way home from school. It was worth it back then and it still is.

Thank Jose A
Ocoee, Florida
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

They served all the Costa Ricans around us before they served us, maybe they were worried about speaking english as the women looked very shocked when I ordered completely in Spanish.... However, even with that said when we got the ice cream all 3 flavors tasted like we could taste the ice like they had freezer burn.... none of us... More 

Thank toriOary1
San Jose, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Very much a Costarican land mark…at any location…for us locals just the best ICE CREAM around…. Founded by Mr. Carlos Lachner many years ago…has been a very important place for the costarican family…many great flavors.

Thank roadadvisor
San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

If you've ever liked Ben and Jerry's then meet their Costa Rican contestant. POPS is a company who's has been growing tremendously for the past 15 years. Their incredible variety of flavors, the quality of their ice creams and the locations make up for a great time to visit. Their only problem is their staff as some Costa Ricans are... More 

Thank TourGuideMan
Viera, Florida
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Our guide took us to Pops to experience "Costa Rican Ice Cream" and he did not let us Americans down! WOW, was the ice cream amazing! So many flavors and sundaes to choose from. We all had something different so we could experience as many flavors as possible. It was all honestly so yummy I truly can not recommend just... More 

Thank cantsitstill17
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150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Great Ice Cream and great place, what ever the weather, you can't go to San Jose without visiting POPS, it is a national institution

Thank yb1uk
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Ice cream is a little pricy but worth it. The coconut ice cream is sinfully good, as well as their chocolate mint.

Thank vickiberrong
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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232 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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?