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Pizza John's Jardin Escondido

500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
+506 8801 0967
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (114 reviews)
“pizza” (284 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
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191 - 200 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2015

I was volunteering in the Arenal area, and after my first magical visit this place quickly became my go-to! The pizza is an absolute dream come true - you won't find better. I loved the Margherita, and the amazing owner Myra will let you add...More

1  Thank Corriannder
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We enjoyed the environment as much as the food. The smell of the pizza baking in the oven the local people tending their animals and gardens added to our dinning experience. From the second story setting you have a view of the lake and the...More

1  Thank luckytamera
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The atmosphere was very charming and comfortable and lovely. The pizza was not great. The ice cream was definitely thee very best ice cream we have ever had, ever.

1  Thank LoriandRIck
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Our experience at pizza johns was amazing. The host and owner was a delight and accommodated our needs. The building is a 2 story concrete structure that is covered in graffiti. It adds so much character. Our only complaint is that our pepperoni pizza was...More

1  Thank Olsen_lisa
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Very friendly owner.... she does not know much English but her friendly smile says it all. She will be happy to introduce you to her dog Taco and several other friendly dogs. Others in our group had the pizza and said it was really really...More

1  Thank Palominogurl
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Yes, it looks like you are wandering up a dead end street...you are. Yes, it looks like you are invading someone's yard...you are. She grows the herbs used on the pizza. She makes her own ice cream. She smiles cheerfully as she hauls up your...More

1  Thank Karen V
GringoMichael, Guest Relations Manager at Pizza John's Jardin Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience at Pizza John's. This unique Pizzeria is tucked in the jungle of el Castillo, Costa Rica and as you noticed is part of what makes it such a special place. Please come and...More

Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat lunch after spending the morning hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park. This was about 30 minutes from the park down a relatively crummy road to El Castillo. We were very warmly greeted by Michael when we arrived...More

Thank Jameelwinter
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place accidentally while cruising around Lake Arenal. The setting is wonderful- lake view, quiet spot and the upstairs is very pleasant. The owner(s) were super friendly & chatted for a while. Ice cream was to die for. Pizza was good- nothing...More

Thank SajaW
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Had the bubble guts for several days and finally I convinced my girlfriend that some pizza might help. Ordered the Especial Combo and was not disappointed. Only regret was taking it to go and neglecting to order the homemade ice cream we heard so much...More

Thank beataffinity
GringoMichael, Guest Relations Manager at Pizza John's Jardin Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience at Pizza John's. As always Mayra John's widow loves to hear from people how have had the chance to experience this unique Pizzeria tucked in the jungle of el Castillo, Costa Rica. It...More

Reviewed 20 February 2015

We said we weren't going to eat any 'American' food while in Costa Rica but after this was recommended to us by a local, we're glad we ate here! Our favorite was the Hawaiian pizza with fresh pineapple and ham, definitely beats anything in the...More

Thank Jen V
GringoMichael, Guest Relations Manager at Pizza John's Jardin Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2015

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Pizza John's. Mayra John's widow loves to hear from people how had the chance to experience this special place in the jungle. It warms her sole to get such great feed back from her...More

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1 April 2017|
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Response from GringoMichael | Property representative |
yes we do. Any pizza with corn meal crust.!!
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Response from MikeInWeHo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but not sure.
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Response from Kl-brise | Reviewed this property |
Welly welly, Where is that Inn than? The restaurant is closer to El Castillo about 15min on road from La Fortuna plus another 25/30min up the dirt track. Meaning dumpy washed out 4x4 track. The beginning is ok until the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  El Castillo
  • Phone Number: +506 8801 0967
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Description
Lonely Planet's Top choice-featuring thin crust Italian style handmade pizza, and tropical ice cream. Family Friendly-Open air, casual dining Come for lunch, stay for dinner. Open everyday 12PM to 8PM
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