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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
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gulf shores
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255 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

My wife and I visited in August 2014. We were there with our church on a mission trip for 8 days. The food in Costa Rica is dull at best. Enter Pops. Sometimes we ate ther twice a day. For lunch and dinner. My first favorite treat was the banana split followed by the hot fudge sundae followed by the... More 

Thank nohassle1956
San Jose, Costa Rica
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

For ice cream in Costa Rica, POPS is the place. HOWEVER, I cannot figure out why the menu shows 1400 colones for a double and you get charged 1750, the price for a triple. The receipt is computer printed, so it is not the staff overcharging. The receipt only gives you the local store phone number. I asked the manager... More 

Thank PhreedomPhun
St Augustine, Florida
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Whenever and usually where ever you are in San Jose Costa Rica you will see POPS they offer great Ice Cream treats from sundaes to cones to milkshakes. Always freshly prepared and tasty at a resonable price. I enjoyed a banana split this past week that was awesome. You'll find them as stand alone store fronts as well as in... More 

Thank machspeed
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Let me Clarify, this is for the La Fortuna (Vulcan Arenal area). shop NOT San Jose. My husband & I went in for a nice ice-cream. I ordered the chocolate dipped bar with peanuts. She accidently made it white chocolate with nuts. I said I don't think I'd like it but they said "you want to try it," but in... More 

1 Thank Samantha B
Pittsburg, CA
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

They have the best ice cream in Costa Rica! They have scoop ice cream or freshly dipped ice pops too!

Thank joel1316
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We went to the Pops outpost in Alajuela near the airport, but I could not find that on TripAdvisor. The ice cream is excellent and will taste familiar to Americans. It is not much a cultural experience in Costa Rica, but the Brownie Dynamite was great.

Thank steve1050
Georgetown, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

OK, I have to shamefully admit that after spending numerous days during our Costa Rican vacation out hiking through gorgeous rain-forests and waterfall-gardens -- doing the "be healthy" thing, my wife and I "broke down" and went to POP's on NUMEROUS occasions! Nothing better than some delicious and creamy/cold ice-cream from a local POP's! The service we received was always... More 

Thank AlanGardnerTexas
San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

They have drive through service , a little slow but worth the waiting! Pops are located everywhere in town, so you can find one easily in every city.

Thank Silvana C
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nice place to have a semi-romantic ice cream with your significant other. Not expensive, and if you are from America, you will find several ice cream flavors you will never find in US, recommend CAS, take your chances.

Thank Jonathan S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The ice cream is ok, it is nothing special and a bit pricey. The service is a bit slow as well. We tried it various times while living in Costa Rica and preferred eating grocery store ice cream over it.

Thank Rebecca D

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?