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Gelly's Jardin

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From Central Park West Side of Athens | Costado Oeste Del Parque Central , Entrada Al Antiguo Colegio de Atenas, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 1229
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11:30 am - 7:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 7:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: An environment in Athens, the meeting place for families and friends, with...
An environment in Athens, the meeting place for families and friends, with good music, good weather. Good views of Central Park, and above all, good food and cheap, Gelatos, fruit smoothies, crepes, Hamburgers, nachos etc. The place you can not go to Athens without test.
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great frozen drinks

We like Gelly's for their frozen drinks. We have had a few good meals here also. The owner is very friendly and we enjoyed practising our Spanish with him when we visited. We were hoping to go to Gelly's again this year, but it hasn't been open. We aren't sure why - perhaps an extended Christmas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Barrie, Ontario
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Barrie, Ontario
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like Gelly's for their frozen drinks. We have had a few good meals here also. The owner is very friendly and we enjoyed practising our Spanish with him when we visited. We were hoping to go to Gelly's again this year, but it hasn't been open. We aren't sure why - perhaps an extended Christmas vacation.

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Mataram, Indonesia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice setting in the center of Atenas, agreable vue on the central park and church kind, attentioned and smiling service, verandah style decoration excellent expresso, nice milk shakes, reasonable choice on the menu with nice salads

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Caumont-sur-Durance
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Alex served us some tasteful crepes and smoothies, then he started to show some magic tricks to children who were eating there (with their parents of course). Impressive magic tricks for both children and adults, so well presented, and which generate such amazement and laughs!

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Thank AlainPieL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My family and I came by for dinner one night and we loved it! The restaurants location is great, and we loved looking out at the park. Everything we ate was delicious. After we ate, the owner showed us some really cool magic tricks, which we still aren't sure how he did them! I highly recommend this place for families!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We spent our last night in Costa Rica in Atenas before flying out of San Jose the next morning. After arriving kind of late, we found Gelly's for dinner. It was fantastic. Alex was so much fun and the food was excellente'. The desert crepas were the best ever. Alex performed some magic for us after dinner and the kids... More 

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muchisimas gracias por su visita,y para nosotros fue un placer hacerles agradable su ultima noche en Costa Rica y que... More 

Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

My cousin and I stayed in Atenas for 2 weeks teaching English in a school program. Everyday at 11am on the dot, we visited Gelly's. The owner, Alex, is one of the kindest people we met in Costa Rica (and he speaks English, which is helpful). The prices are great, the cappuccinos are phenomenal, the food is awesome, and the... More 

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elandrix, Propietario at Gelly's Jardin, responded to this review
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muchisimas gracias por sus constantes visitas, y siempre seran bien recibidas como se merecen , siempre tratando de mejorar y... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This little cafe is adorable, with a garden-like setting right across from Central Park in Atenas. The gelato and crepes are delicious, but if you're looking for lunch, try elsewhere - the "real" food menu is quite limited. Great place for dessert and wifi!

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took a chance and wandered off the highway into Atenas on our way from Manuel Antonio to the airport looking for lunch for the family. So glad we found Gelly's. It looks like a coffee/ice cream shop but they do have a lunch menu. Our Spanish is extremely limited as was their English but we managed to order a... More 

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Mendon, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the special of the week shake de gelato de moto. I had mine con Agua and he had con leche. Both were delicious and the chilled drink was just what we needed after walking in the park where Feria de Clime celebration was being held.

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muchas gracias por su vista, estamos para servirles alex More 

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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Friendly staff, but limited menu when we were there...many items on the menu were not available. Food we had was good, prices were reasonable. Mid-afternoon was quite warm, morning would be more enjoyable, as restaurant is located directly across the park, and traffic noise and heat can be a bit overwhelming.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: From Central Park West Side of Athens | Costado Oeste Del Parque Central , Entrada Al Antiguo Colegio de Atenas, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 1229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

An environment in Athens, the meeting place for families and friends, with good music, good weather. Good views of Central Park, and above all, good food and cheap, Gelatos, fruit smoothies, crepes, Hamburgers, nachos etc. The place you can not go to Athens without test.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 7:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?