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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

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Always, consistently GOOD!!

The pizza is the same now as 7 years ago and always very tasty, there is a large selection of other items and they are are also consistently GOOD! GOOD wraps, GOOD burger. In a small town with few options this place is an institution of GOOD! When I can't cook for my guests I send them here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
patrickhughes
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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The pizza is the same now as 7 years ago and always very tasty, there is a large selection of other items and they are are also consistently GOOD! GOOD wraps, GOOD burger. In a small town with few options this place is an institution of GOOD! When I can't cook for my guests I send them here!

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Summerside, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

we enjoyed a wrap and the Greek salad, they were both generous portions and we share them between two people. The dressing on the salad was deliciously homemade, we would definitely return.

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

When in Costa Rica we make a point of ordering carry out pizza from Moyas. The pizza is consistently very good. Sometimes we eat in and everything that we have tried (including their steaks and spaghetti) has been good.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Moya's is charming as is the little town of Nueva Arenal. The serice is pleasant and polite. We were entertained by a duo singing folk songs from around latin America. The pizza was excellent. Someone at the lake has figured out how to make a crust. Try it.

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Pensacola, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always a good choice when in Nuevo Arenal. Conveniently located and thus easy to find. It can be noisy as it is right on the main street across from the gasolinera with open air seating. Lunch is our favorite time to come. Wraps, pizza, hamburgers, pasta - all good.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Artistic pizzas thin and crisp. The grilled wraps are unusual and huge. Very good. Open air seating for great view of the local main street traffic. There's one.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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