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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (167 reviews)
“banana split” (18 reviews)
“mango” (14 reviews)
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San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pop's is well known in all Costa Rica, their ice cream is a must to enjoy while being around. They have locations all around the country, if you have the chance, drop by!

Thank Sonneth A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome flavors and all kind of treats for you!!!!!!!! coffee flavor shakes are awesome and the chocolate almond ice cream is my fave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Ale G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little stand right in the plaza. You go, order your ice cream, and go sit down with your cold scoop of happiness. The staff is quick with your order and pleasant. This is centrally located and a good place to hit...More

Thank Byron G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There seems to be one of these shops on every corner so we finally had to try it. My son loved it and went back a few times during our visit. Seems to be a solid choice.

Thank Hillary160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your typical ice cream shop with overpriced ice cream cones and treats. There seems to be several in downtown San Jose, but never busy. Maybe on date night.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ice cream or ices are a treat in a tropical climate, Pops is a chain. It won't meet US expectations in portion or quality...but it's a familiar treat. A caution is necessary though. The Pops Jaco is a navigation land-mark but at times the area...More

Thank norah50
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This chain of ice cream stores was recommended by our guide so we went to one on their stores on the same day that we arrived at Costa Rica. Well, if you are used to Hershey's, Baskin Robins, or even Edy's ice cream, do not...More

Thank Betsy B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

So many of the locals love and rave about Pops ice cream but I honestly cannot understand the allure. Ice cream is very bland, low quality and the service is usually poor and slow. Not a fan and I will always seek other options first.

Thank truble25
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Pina was the best flavor I tried but the mango and the orange were both excellent. You can find pops all over Costa Rica and they were consistently the best ice cream I had while I was there.

Thank nrbnate
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I'm a Costarican/American and I love the taste of Pops ice cream, the servings are small. If you expect the serving size of American ice cream shops, you'll be disappointed.

Thank Sylvia H
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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