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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 93
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best ice cream in San Jose

I love ice cream. I have been disappointed in most of the ice cream in San Jose. POPS offers the best ice cream I tasted so far.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
LindaB1947
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I love ice cream. I have been disappointed in most of the ice cream in San Jose. POPS offers the best ice cream I tasted so far.

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good beans , great coffee machine , fresh ground beans , mmmmmmmmm . They often have desserts for 1/2 price , great to take back to your room ! National chain with ice cream , sandwiches , smoothies , etc. , but for myself the best cup of coffee I found .

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I loved the ice cream here. I would always get the pina colada shake with pineapple and coconut, and I've been craving it ever since I left! I also tried the mulberry parfait, but I definitely liked the colada better

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Wroclaw, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I was in Pops shops in Jaco and San Jose. The flavour selection was the same. This ice cream is not the best I had (sorbets were so-so), but you can find some nice flavours you probably won't get in Europe - like Dulce de Leche, or Leche Condensado con Higos. Chocolates were pretty good.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visited here with some friends and got a cookies and cream milk shake. It was outrageously good. We stopped back several more times during the trip because we loved it so much. Highly recommend to fellow travelers.

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Dronfield
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

On a recent visit to Costa Rica we had ice cream at Pops in La Fortune (twice) and Punta Leona. Delicious each time, with excellent service. La Fortuna accepted dollars but Punta Leona only accepted Colonas.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Because of the presentation you expect real Italian icecream. But it's not. The taste is a little bit fague.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I strongly recomend you have a vanilla milk shake at pops, the best youve ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the ice cream is good too

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I went to several different locations of POPS in Costa Rica. All of them had superb quality of ice cream. I LOVED the dulce de leche with the brownderby (basically ice cream covered with a hard chocolate shell). The only reason they got a 4 out of 5 is because even though the workers were very kind, they were very... More 

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New York City, New York
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

POPS has a wide selection of moderately priced ice creams and frozen yogurt. The prices will not "break the bank," and the selections are quite tempting in this delightful climate.

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  • Address: San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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