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The Pizza Shop

#24 of 110 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Paseo Las Americas | #3 200 meter south of Subway, Jaco, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2643
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went a couple of times to pizza shop because their pizzas were one of the greatest we ever ate plus it's located in the center of town and of course they have such a nice ambience and extraordinary hosts.

Thank Xavier E
Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The pizza was outstanding and the service was even better. Great atmosphere and Joe and Ivan were phenomenal!!!! If visiting the Jaco area you must stop in and try. Hats off to the owners, that got it right!!

Thank Ben-Afterhours
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The pizza shop has delicious New York Style pizza. In the heart of Jaco, it's a very safe and friendly environment. The service is terrific. Extremely friendly staff! Definitely recommend!!! Joe and Ivan rock! Thanks for making it a unique experience!

Thank Ryann L
Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We found many years ago that pizza is not the same everywhere, and CR is no exception. Being a native New Yorker, I'm always curious to see if places that claim to make pizza in NY style really do so. Well The Pizza Shop comes really close! We stopped for lunch and enjoyed an ice cold beer with a veggie... More 

Thank TravelinGal147289
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for late night pizza which was good. Then stopped in the next day sober and the pizza was awesome! Got to know the owner & the chef and the made us a personal BBQ pulled pork dinner the next day for our batchelor party! Needless to say it was spectacular! Those are the nicest guys we met out... More 

Thank Generalsao
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Stayed two weeks in Jaco at a surf camp and came to the Pizza Shop a few times. I like all the different pizzas I had and enjoyed the atmosphere. The restaurant gives away free chiliguaro shots while you are eating or drinking. Nice little bonus! The pizza is NY style…while not exactly what you get in NYC, its close... More 

Thank deskjocky2000
Heredia, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This place claims to Be NY style pizza, I lived in New York for 22 years and this couldnt be further from the truth. I see how people have made this claim in the past only to be ridiculed by the responder in charge of the marketing.. they give away booze and have a very pretty cashier. thats as far... More 

Thank jhnprs
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I have been from the Northern part of the Pacific down to the Southern Pacific and I have only found 2 good pizza places. This place is one of them! It is a hidden gem in the middle of Jaco. They give you free chiliguaro shots as well, so that is a nice perk. The prices are reasonable and it... More 

Thank Janebrain
Joe S, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this review

Glad you found us, and we thank you for giving us a whirl. We love our cheese as much as our customers. Hope to see you back in the shop soon. -The Pizza Shop More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I've had a few pizzas in different places during my time in Costa Rica and nothing comes close to the amazing quality and taste of the NY style pizza at the pizza shop. I met the owners Joe and Kevin, who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I loved their cheese with basil pesto pizza and... More 

Thank bjryddoch
Joe S, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and support of the shop. We're obviously a little biased, but we agree 100%. Hope to see you back at the shop soon. -The Pizza Shop More 

Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Kevin talked to us for a while. Very interesting and cool dude. Great pizza and excellent home made hot sauce. Mamma Mia!

Thank Angelos S
Joe S, Owner at The Pizza Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for coming into the shop, and writing a nice review. We get the luxury of meeting a lot of people coming through the shop, so thank you for keeping it fun. -The Pizza Shop More 

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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
$4 - $26
Italian, American, Pizza, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Las Americas | #3 200 meter south of Subway, Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2643
New York Style Pizza in Jaco Beach Costa Rica. We offer whole pizzas, pizza by the slice, calzones, ice cold beer on tap, and run weekly specials. We make our own dough and sauce in the shop from scratch, and use only the freshest and finest ingredients available. Great for a quick lunch, or sitting down with the family for dinner. Open late on Fridays and Saturdays. Check our Facebook page for weekly specials!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?