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“Freshest pizza I’ve ever had!”

Pizza John's Jardin Escondido
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in El Castillo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$18
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Takeout
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
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

When we walked in we were greeted by cute and friendly dogs that have been rescued from the street. As a dog lover I enjoyed this! We were the only people in the restaurant as we came prior to the typical dinner time. Our server, Moses was so welcoming and attentive to us. We ordered the margherita pizza as well as some homemade ice cream for desert. The pizza was sooo fresh, from the perfectly green basil and the juicy ripe tomatoes. The ccream was also extremely fresh, almost chunky, in the best way possible.
We stayed in Hotel Linda Vista so Pizza Johns was about a 5 minute drive. If you like pizza and ice cream you’ve got to try this!

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Pretty quiet for a Friday night. The margarita pizza was well done with fresh basil and tomatoes. The calzone was huge. Excellent crust. This is a good meal choice for El Castillo. My only negative thoughts are that the pizza was a little too salty and the many lights attracted every flying insect of Costa Rica that steadily rained down on us during the meal. A bug light or zapper may be a good investment. We didn’t much appreciate the extra 10% tip added to our bill. If not forced into this gratuity, we would’ve left more than 10% for a tip. The server spoke very good English. The bathroom was clean. We’d go back if we were staying in this town longer but probably for lunch, not dinner.

Thank ChicoRanMan
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 14 and went here for dinner. The service and pizza were excellent! We tried a variety: Hawaiian, pepperoni, margherita... My one regret was not trying the homemade ice cream. Several in the group did and said it was good too. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

Thank TnA G
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The little town of El Castillo is true a hidden gem. Based on recommendations... we sought out Pizza John's and were treated to a wonderful evening. Fresh authentic thin crust pizza, and excellent home made ice cream. Excellent service. Clean kitchen. Fresh ingredients.

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Thank seg1965
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Had the pizza on our last evening in country. The topping and cheeses were very good and the crust was great.

Thank rkhall4101
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