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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we see a POPS we always either stop or wish we had. it is that good Not Italian Gelato but great ice cream in Costa Rica

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Thank Tizoc S
San Diego
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very poor service. I asked for bannana ice cream and the clerk asked what kind. I repeated, bannana, and she again asked what kind in a very rude manner. It was when she asked a third time that she explained that they have a few varieties. Why she did not tell me this from the start, I don't know. I... More 

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Thank GloriaSanDiego
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our three kids loved this place. I appreciated the many lactose-free options. Staff were kind and helpful.

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Thank Elaine L
Fleming Island FL
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pops are everywhere, the ice cream are popular and inexpensive. Think the Costa Rica version of the Good Humor stand.

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Thank jeffpX5931YJ
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is kind of the national ice cream shop. They are Ok and have a great variety of options but are far from exquisite italian Gelatos.

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Thank Gilberto V
Davidson, North Carolina
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would go back to San Jose just for the ice cream. I loved the banana splits, way too good. My husband described them as an amazing amount of wonderful flavors in every bit. I wasn't sure that it was as good as I thought so I had to go back the second time and I was right, hands down... More 

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Thank JanieNC
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yummy, with lots of different flavors. We had passion fruit ice cream cones and also tried the guanabana ice cream. Yum.

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Thank bjorkathome
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing better than an ice cream on a hot day in the tropics! if you agree, then pops is the place !

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Thank californiamail
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Without a doubt, the best ice cream you can find. We lived two blocks away from a Pops ice cream shop for about 30 years, and it was such a challenge not to have ice cream every day! Not cheap, but not overly expensive either. Only problem is that they take forever to serve you, but you'll forget that after... More 

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Thank ginkeik
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Never miss an opportunity to eat ice cream at Pops. The best coconut ice cream on the planet! There are many other flavors and many are seasonal. You can get it by the scoop or by the pint or quart. It is also available at the supermarket.

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Thank PHTSam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2296 2929

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?