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POPS

San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #44 of 301 Restaurants in San Jose
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  • English first
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Whole milk ice cream with great natural flavors. Try the coffee, mango, coconut, and pistachio flavors.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I like this place. They have the feel of the old creameries. They still serve milk into your cup with a ladle which I like... Ice cream selection is pretty good, however the price difference between a cone and plastic cup is very big to my opinion. Plastic cup costs almost $1.5 more than a cone. I really miss French... More

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gulf shores
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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

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St Augustine, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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

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Pittsburg, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

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China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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.

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