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Pizzeria El Barrigon

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Pizza, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hwy 6, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
466 8602
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Our group ordered Tilapia fish filet , casados, and individual pizzas. Not the best food in CR, but definitely the best in Bijagua area.

Thank Federico G
Durham, North Carolina
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We ate here twice as the pricing is very fair and the food quality was good. Nothing gourmet here, or anywhere in area, for that matter. Had pizza, chalupas, casada (typical dish). All was well-prepared and service was friendly and efficient.

Thank xpatsuitcase
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Closest restaurant to Tenonrio Lodge near Rio Celeste, so we stopped in for lunch. A very local down home place and for what it is, we were pleased with everything. Was full of locals, but as gringos we felt welcome and not too out of place. The service was attentive, and the pizza and all the main dishes hit the... More 

Thank Scott G
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Coming back from Rio Celeste we stopped here with the entire family that we have in Costa Rica. Some asked for pizza and it came fast and pretty good however the rest had to wait a long time for the food and deal with a waiter that lacked customer service skills and was quick to let us know we had... More 

Thank Sandra F
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Clean establishment and friendly staff. Their pineapple fruit drink was amazing and the pizza was very delicious!

Thank Kristy K
Oranjestad, Aruba
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

🍕While the service was not that speedy (we were quite hungry ao couldn't wait), it made up by friendliness and even more important : a perfect pizza. I gladly took the rest of a large medium piZza with me. Want to come back: for sure. 🍕

Thank C0en
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely restaurant in a rural town serving fabulous "comida tipica" which is the typical Costa Rican meal consisting of rice, beans, salad, fried plantains and your choice of beef, chicken or pork either grilled with sautéed onions or served in a sauce similar to an American pot roast. All are delicious, but the pork in sauce melted in your... More 

Thank GoffedIt
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

nothing fancy, nothing awful, it is enough and allright. Just the regular: casados.. The service is slow. The environment, like everything in the area, is 90% ticos. It's nice to eat outdoors. We had caprese salad made with the local cheese -- very delicious

Thank Abe Y
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here twice- it was delicious!! We loved the pizza ahumado. We also had the local dish casados one night and they we very good and very well priced. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere has a great small town feel. Highly recommend it!

Thank Tess M
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Stopped here after the hike. Food was really good. People were very nice. Would definitely stop again. Had wifi.

Thank ivi_smokey_ivi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 6, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Bijagua de Upala
  • Phone Number: 466 8602

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