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Moya's Place

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Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
26944001
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million...
Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million signs, but the food and ambiance say it all! Amazing wraps, pizza, and other unique cuisine.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food

We went here for dinner after being advised they had the best food in town from a local and boy was he right, best pizza I've had in a long time. Atmosphere was great and lots of expats to chat to, we ended up spending a few hours here talking, eating and drinking was a great evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Samantha B
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Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here for dinner after being advised they had the best food in town from a local and boy was he right, best pizza I've had in a long time. Atmosphere was great and lots of expats to chat to, we ended up spending a few hours here talking, eating and drinking was a great evening

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Husband and I stopped for lunch on our way into La Fortuna. Food was delicious! I had the best salad I've had in Costa Rica so far and by far the healthiest meal since we've been in the Arenal area. Fresh veggies, grilled to perfection. No sugary dressings or fried anything. And the natural fruit drinks were actually natural -... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We love moyas place!free wifi exellent food, pizza is fantastic, but dare to try the delicious burgers they make!the owner moya is a true gentleman and his lovely wife robyn make this place a very special place to visit

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stopped in and had a nice pineapple drink and split a wrap that was delicious. It was covered but open air. I highly recommend it if you are driving through town.

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Towson, Maryland, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good food- open air seating which is nice. The local dogs will come up and lay at your feet while you eat. This did not bother me at all because they were not disruptive and were all friendly! We only ate their once during our stay but I would have liked to go back and try their pizza, it looked... More 

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Basking Ridge
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very friendly and English speaking. The pizza was superb, Open air atmosphere right on the street very enjoyable dinner. Good value and good food.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are looking for a place to eat in town, stop at Moyas Place, it is amazing and the service is great. The pizza is so good I had to have two.

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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you like pizza you won't be disappointed. Having lived and worked in restaurants in Rome for 5 years I know what good pizza is supposed to taste like. However be warned that if you decide to rent a car from Trebol rent a car in La Fortuna it will cost you dearly to get here. Condescending to gringo's they... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The menu at Moya's includes staples like pizza and hamburgers, along with some really unusual and delicious selections. For example, there is a chicken wrap with a blue cheese and white wine sauce, and a salad with curry chicken over greens. We've actually eaten there three times during our brief stay in Nuevo Arenal and all three times have been... More 

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Pearland, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stop there and have a mean! It is a must! We had the pizza and it was great. I was snoopping to see what others had and it looked like very good food. Would have liked to try it again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: 26944001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million signs, but the food and ambiance say it all! Amazing wraps, pizza, and other unique cuisine.

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