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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza here is very good! My wife and I were recommended to try this place out by some friends and it was quite tasty. Next time we are in town we will be back.

Thank Cameron C
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $14
Italian, Pizza, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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?