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Lolo's Pizza and Vinery

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Ave 3rd, St 33 Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
2283-9627
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting Pizza experience

Finding the place was straightforward. The train tracks twist off from the Av Central near Calle 33, a path follows the tracks so no worries about being crushed by metal beasts. After 100m a lit up set of stairs on the other side of the tracks lead to a locked door with a grill you can see through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2014
Bukowski_jr
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tiny place has a great bohemian vibe flowing through the room. The pizza is cooked to perfection and the small menu makes everything a speciality. The wait to get a table can be a bit of a bummer but then again it it creates a great moment for conversation. I suggest you don't show up too hungry or you... More 

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Thank Gabzzzz
Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a hidden treasure with simple but great Pizza and service. Do not expect 100 menu items cause you will never find them here. The equation is simple, 2 Pizzas either the House Pizza with ham and pepperoni or the Vegetarian with fresh mushrooms. To drink, beer, wine or soft drinks, as simple as that. You won't regret it.... More 

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Thank leam69
tazgirl64801
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Hard to find, but follow maps directions and then look for a house facing the train tracks that says "cafe" on it. The name Lolo's is not on the restaurant that we could see. It's a white house with white grated door. Call ahead to make sure they are open (they were closed for lunch today, Friday). We ordered the... More 

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Thank tazgirl64801
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Finding the place was straightforward. The train tracks twist off from the Av Central near Calle 33, a path follows the tracks so no worries about being crushed by metal beasts. After 100m a lit up set of stairs on the other side of the tracks lead to a locked door with a grill you can see through into the... More 

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Thank Bukowski_jr
Capitola, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I was volunteering at a hostel in San Jose and we had a big group of peace core volunteers check in, they kept mentioning they were going to "train tracks pizza". I asked and asked and no one would let me in on this knowledge of a hidden pizza place until a few days later after a few late nights... More 

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Thank DannyBoySwanson
Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Love the unique table furniture, the picuresque setting, perfect shade of palm trees, fantastic food and servide , and of course the big pink Pig. Great place to enjoy a relaxing lunch on the coast..

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Thank Jennifer B
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

I lived in New York for 4 years and this is still some of the best pizza I have ever eaten. The hot sauce is absolutely amazing. The decorations are cute and kitschy. The wine selection is pretty good. You'll pay a little more, but you will get what you pay for. Absolutely freaking delicious. The owner of my favorite... More 

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Thank Mca4444
Santa Teresa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very cost hidden secret of Chepe by the rail tracks in Los Yoses. Delicious thin crust pizza's. Good service - honest price

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1 Thank Martano
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Lolo's was a good recommendation. A cool little spot, right of the train tracks. However, the owner was BLARING Led Zepplin over the stereo. We asked if he could turn it down just a little bit, so we could hear each other talk (the was only one other couple in the restaurant at the time). He turned it off. We... More 

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2 Thank Seth D
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Great service, good music, great pizza, nice decoration and excellent location packed in a tiny almost hidden restaurant in one of the most bohemian neighborhoods in San José.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave 3rd, St 33 Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 2283-9627

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

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