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Pizzeria El Barrigon

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Italian, Pizza, Costa Rican
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Hwy 6, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
466 8602
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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

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Thank Kristy K
Oranjestad, Aruba
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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. 🍕

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Thank C0en
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Abe Y
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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!

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Thank Tess M
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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

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Thank ivi_smokey_ivi
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The pizza here was very good - much better than the other pizza I had in CR. This is a traditional wood fire pizza, so much more like what I am used to in the US. Ironically, we got the Mexican pizza and it was delish! the staff was also great - we did not have a hotel booked for... More 

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Thank lacyktravel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat for lunch or diner. Nothing too fancy but nice Costa Rican food or some pizza if you fancy that and not too expensive.

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Thank MariaDutchie
Citrus Heights
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34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Good pizza. Think cheese is made from queso fresco so it is different than mozarella pizza. Good service.

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Thank DoriumLux
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Good, nourishing food and reasonable prices. My traditional arroz y frijoles con pollo dinner was filling, though not memorable. Family got two kinds of pizza - one meat, one veg. Both were odd tasting; not bad, just strangely different. The restaurant is clean and staff is pleasant and speaks some English. Dollars are accepted but easier to pay in colones.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?