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Moya's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Pizza, South American, Central American
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Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must move my review to another location that I recommend before you go to Moya's Place. It is located next to the German Bakery on route 142 called Los Plattilios Volodores (or UFO). The Pizza there is surely not the only thing that is great. The couple Emi & David are both from Italy. Add the Italian charm to... More 

Thank Robert D
Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice range of food. Big wrap/sandwiches, fine dinners and great pizza. I have never had anything here that I did not like and if you hilt it on Friday night sometimes there is live music.

Thank palmeriana
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a fab lunch here en route from Fortuna to Monteverde. A cool spot with a wonderful choice of foods - some grilled wraps (we had too - both delicious), one of the boys had a pizza which he said was great and one a huge bowl of very tasty pasta. We also were given some complimentary garlic bread... More 

Thank SteveMcC_1970
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We loved the eclectic decor and fantastic food! Our family of four all ordered something different and all loved what we ordered and agreed that we needed to go back again. Great prices.

Thank Ann M
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

After a long day at the hot springs Moyas place was perfect for our group of 4. Delicious pizza and friendly service. We especially liked the fresh pesto and pepper. We will most likely return this week and every time we're in the arenal area.

Thank Debbie M
Dowell, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Loved all the paintings on the walls! Food, drinks, and service all very good! Artsy little restaurant. Very much enjoyed our dinner there.

Thank ecv60
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here for my birthday with my wife. We shared a tuna steak and pizza. It was more than we could eat and I eat a lot. It was the best meal I've had in CR (2 months here). The outdoor setting is awesome. The waitress was very friendly. She even let me practice my not so fluent Spanish. Great... More 

Thank Trent L
Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Our family of 4 stopped for lunch in this open air restaurant in the town of Arenal,. We had two kinds of pizza, the Farmhouse (?) and one other. both were hearty enough that we brought the leftovers back to our condo for another meal. The kids enjoyed it as well. There were other dishes we'd like to try if... More 

Thank richkniss
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Moya's offers many entrees that you would find in most American restaurants. Their thin crust pizza rivals some of the best I had in places throughout the U.S. They also have ethnic cuisine that is familiar to that area. It is in the center of town where one can view the interaction of of a quaint village like setting where... More 

Thank Richard A
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Thankfully Moya's was still open by the time we'd gotten ourselves together. Lovely Pizza , lovely wine and lovely service. I love the patio. We returned twice, 3 if you count take out.

Thank Vagabond0000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $14
Italian, Pizza, South American, Central American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: 26944001
Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million signs, but the food and ambiance say it all! Amazing wraps, pizza, and other unique cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?