We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

POPS

San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2296 2929
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (161 reviews)
“banana split” (18 reviews)
“mango” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
PRICE
$
DETAILS
San jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
Write a Review
Reviews (668)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

121 - 130 of 668 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2015

Keeps tradition of this landmark ice cream shop, and good quality. Flavors are still the same since the 1980's and has plenty of different flavors to choose from.

Thank etoherrera
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

And it is awesome. Guanabana and chocolate hard shell is a must. Try it! I used to save my money to buy a cone on my way home from school. It was worth it back then and it still is.

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 1 August 2015

They served all the Costa Ricans around us before they served us, maybe they were worried about speaking english as the women looked very shocked when I ordered completely in Spanish.... However, even with that said when we got the ice cream all 3 flavors...More

Thank toriOary1
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Very much a Costarican land mark…at any location…for us locals just the best ICE CREAM around…. Founded by Mr. Carlos Lachner many years ago…has been a very important place for the costarican family…many great flavors.

Thank roadadvisor
Reviewed 24 July 2015

If you've ever liked Ben and Jerry's then meet their Costa Rican contestant. POPS is a company who's has been growing tremendously for the past 15 years. Their incredible variety of flavors, the quality of their ice creams and the locations make up for a...More

Thank TourGuideMan
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Our guide took us to Pops to experience "Costa Rican Ice Cream" and he did not let us Americans down! WOW, was the ice cream amazing! So many flavors and sundaes to choose from. We all had something different so we could experience as many...More

Thank cantsitstill17
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Great Ice Cream and great place, what ever the weather, you can't go to San Jose without visiting POPS, it is a national institution

Thank yb1uk
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Ice cream is a little pricy but worth it. The coconut ice cream is sinfully good, as well as their chocolate mint.

Thank vickiberrong
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Pops is a Costa Rican hard ice cream shop offering a multitude of flavors. It is a favorite of many locals and tastes great on a warm day. Try the Dulce de Leche dipped in chocolate and covered with peanuts. It's a personal favorite.

Thank CurtD409
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

If you ever tried an Italian icecream, this is really NOT your place : icecreams that are not creamy and very superficial. I tried 2 flavours: chocolate and strawberry, both terrible. I will never return!

Thank corina0210
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Tenedor Argentino
589 reviews
.12 km away
Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral
1,017 reviews
.26 km away
Cafe Rojo
84 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
2,494 reviews
.07 km away
Precolumbian Gold Museum
1,763 reviews
.10 km away
Jade Museum
830 reviews
.42 km away
Central Market (Mercado Central)
401 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from POPS staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
  • E-mail