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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
22962929
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pops - Your destination on a warm day.

Pops is a Costa Rican hard ice cream shop offering a multitude of flavors. It is a favorite of many locals and tastes great on a warm day. Try the Dulce de Leche dipped in chocolate and covered with peanuts. It's a personal favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

They served all the Costa Ricans around us before they served us, maybe they were worried about speaking english as the women looked very shocked when I ordered completely in Spanish.... However, even with that said when we got the ice cream all 3 flavors tasted like we could taste the ice like they had freezer burn.... none of us... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very much a Costarican land mark…at any location…for us locals just the best ICE CREAM around…. Founded by Mr. Carlos Lachner many years ago…has been a very important place for the costarican family…many great flavors.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you've ever liked Ben and Jerry's then meet their Costa Rican contestant. POPS is a company who's has been growing tremendously for the past 15 years. Their incredible variety of flavors, the quality of their ice creams and the locations make up for a great time to visit. Their only problem is their staff as some Costa Ricans are... More 

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Viera, Florida
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our guide took us to Pops to experience "Costa Rican Ice Cream" and he did not let us Americans down! WOW, was the ice cream amazing! So many flavors and sundaes to choose from. We all had something different so we could experience as many flavors as possible. It was all honestly so yummy I truly can not recommend just... More 

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UK
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great Ice Cream and great place, what ever the weather, you can't go to San Jose without visiting POPS, it is a national institution

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Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ice cream is a little pricy but worth it. The coconut ice cream is sinfully good, as well as their chocolate mint.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pops is a Costa Rican hard ice cream shop offering a multitude of flavors. It is a favorite of many locals and tastes great on a warm day. Try the Dulce de Leche dipped in chocolate and covered with peanuts. It's a personal favorite.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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78 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you ever tried an Italian icecream, this is really NOT your place : icecreams that are not creamy and very superficial. I tried 2 flavours: chocolate and strawberry, both terrible. I will never return!

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California
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202 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

POPS is way more than an ice cream parlor, it is the most visited place in the country. You can't be a Costa Rican if you haven't been to Pops. This is a traditional family special for Sundays. Couples normally have their first date here and there's no age limit. Pops is part of each family in this country and... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ice cream in Costa Rica specially at Pops, has a very different texture. Their shakes are good though. There is also another specialty drink called something like cocos that was delicious and refreshing.

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Address: San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 22962929
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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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
  • Phone Number: 22962929

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