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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Icecream is on the average

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Frank N
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Pops is a professionally run ice cream parlor. Their stores are kept clean and they're run with customer service in mind. Young friendly employees and a family atmosphere make it a nice place to go on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Basic ice cream. No more no less. Basic tastes and service. In our happy days of Italian and specialty ice cream everywhere Pops remains a place for kids to sit in the evening. To stop with kids on the way. It is harder to find specialty ice cream in Costa Rica but with a little effort you can nowadays. So... More 

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Escazu, San Jose
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

When I say "Very Good" - I preface it with "for Costa Rica" as based on MY taste buds (having lived in San Francisco for 17 years, had a business in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico & traveled a LOT so I DO have a fair amount of experience on some better quality foods) - it's one of the better ones in... More 

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Farnham, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My husband and I went here a few times! The ice cream is soooooo good! I could eat the ice cream dipped white chocolate bar anytime!!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

By far the best ice cream company in Costa Rica. The made all their ice creams with local fruits, milk, and they produce everything they need to create the delicious ice creams. I love the fruit shakes. Is not the cheapest, but hey, quality is never cheap.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Forget about famous gelatos (a lot in San Jose), this is a different kind of ice cream. They have fun flavors and the quality is constantly good. Highly recommend it! Try the Cocles while it is in their menu.

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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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