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Heladeria El Barco

#4 of 6 Dessert in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Pastor Diaz Ave, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 1119
10:00 - 22:00
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New Braunfels, Texas
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were recommended to go based on the Hotel we stayed at and ended up across the street at "The Green Room" (separate review) and decided to check it out for dessert. The prices were reasonable compared to much of Jaco and the Affogato (a scoop of vanilla ice cream covered with fudge and hot expresso poored over it) was... More 

Thank Trent H
San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We visit every time we go to the beach- we HAVE to stop for a treat. The Coke float is amazing (they spin it like a milkshake!). Their Churchill and Granizado is delish, but so sweet! My fave is a milkshake - any flavor! Next time I'm trying the Affogato. All of the ice cream is fresh, homemade, and has... More 

Thank GidgetontheGo
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited this place because we heard good things about it. The service was friendly but average. The atmosphere was ok but dated. As for the food we were a party of twelve so we ordered many deferent dishes... unfortunately most were disappointing unless it was the whole red snapper (fried or Grilled). so If you go there for the... More 

Thank Mougly
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best Italian Ice cream store (Gelateria) in the zone. Always delicious Would be nice if they could add more flavors. A++++++

Thank Vg F
Jaco, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Never disappoints! Fresh fruit smoothies quench your tropical thirst while you people watch in the heart of this bustling beach town. Might as well chase it with a delicious cappuccino, the cheapest in town and great taste!

Thank WaterLilyMassage
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wide range of ice-creams and sorbets. Also milkshakes. Nothing amazing, but good. The portions is very big, and not cost much.

Thank Эльвира Г
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great selection of gelato, sorbets, fresh fruit smoothies, and more. Try an affogato! A must stop while in Jacó. Cash only.

Thank Julie G
Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A wonderful selection including yogurt, ice cream, gelato, and ices. You can even get fruit and ice cream-topped waffles. The comfortable sidewalk sitting area is great for people watching as you cool down with your treat. Give yourself a break and stop in.

Thank TravelinGal147289
Bel Air, Maryland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great place to enjoy ice cream, cheap and large portions. FYI, they do NOT accept credit cards. Their ice cream selections changes throughout the week so be sure to visit there on multiple occasions. They offer coffee and expresso on site as well.

Thank Moose21014
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you go there get a "Churchill". Its shaved ice with syrup, powdered milk, and condensed milk. Top it off with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or gelato. It's so good, we've been going there everyday! Its on the main strip so you can grab a scoop, sit, and people watch

Thank Pete S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pastor Diaz Ave, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 1119

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