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Moya's Place

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Italian, Pizza, South American, Central American
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Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
+506 2694 4001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch. Chicken in the burrito was really well marinated. Pizzas were great. Had a urge for a burger and that was good (not as good as back in the USA). Service was good as well. Would definitely go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moya's is a decent Italian eatery where there's something for everyone. It's got indoor and outdoor seating. The wait staff speaks English. The food caters to American tastes- Pizza, Fettuccine Alfredo, and the like. We're vegetarians and were quite pleased with the options on the menu.

Thank aarthi r
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stopped here on our way from Arenal to Monteverde. We were positively surprised the food was very good, large portions and good service! Clear recommendation to go there but be aware prices are about 30% higher than they should be!

Thank Daniel S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Grabbed 5 takeaway pizzas from Moya's on the way back from La Fortuna to our accommodation. Very tasty with lots of extra sauces to add once we got home.

Thank Pippips
Cartago, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very uniquely decorated, great service from the staff, kitchen looks clean, food portions are bigger than expected in Costa Rica. Food quality was excellent. We ordered the chicken shish-kabobs, the Pollo Loco wrap, the pepper steak, and the hamburger. All plates were delicious and I would definitely go back if I'm in the area!

Thank sebastiansancho
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The pizza here is very good! My wife and I were recommended to try this place out by some friends and it was quite tasty. Next time we are in town we will be back.

Thank Cameron C
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I must move my review to another location that I recommend before you go to Moya's Place. It is located next to the German Bakery on route 142 called Los Plattilios Volodores (or UFO). The Pizza there is surely not the only thing that is great. The couple Emi & David are both from Italy. Add the Italian charm to... More 

Thank Robert D
Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A very nice range of food. Big wrap/sandwiches, fine dinners and great pizza. I have never had anything here that I did not like and if you hilt it on Friday night sometimes there is live music.

Thank palmeriana
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We had a fab lunch here en route from Fortuna to Monteverde. A cool spot with a wonderful choice of foods - some grilled wraps (we had too - both delicious), one of the boys had a pizza which he said was great and one a huge bowl of very tasty pasta. We also were given some complimentary garlic bread... More 

Thank SteveMcC_1970
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We loved the eclectic decor and fantastic food! Our family of four all ordered something different and all loved what we ordered and agreed that we needed to go back again. Great prices.

Thank Ann M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Italian, Pizza, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 4001
Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million signs, but the food and ambiance say it all! Amazing wraps, pizza, and other unique cuisine.

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