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Maxwell's Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy
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420 Tres Avenida | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2654 4319
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the amazing tuna dinner and friendly owners. We truly enjoyed our conversation and meal under the stars.

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1 Thank awagner2287
Georgina, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any meal, from sun up to sun down and beyond was appetizing and mouth watering. Every visit was a pleasure :) and we're always back for more. Don't forget to ask about their unpublished but world famous Max- MOSA. A refreshing, light libation blend for any hour of the day, or night . Yummy all the way around !

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2 Thank kandg91
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly the best beef, bacon and bleu burger ever and the Chicken pesto sandwich was equally delicious. Home made, thick cut French fries and ice cold beer served with bottle coozies topped it off. The owners, Mike and Kelly are warm and friendly and happy to chat. 5 stars for this one.

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1 Thank Sandra M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful burger, theirs truly are great...and an excellent breakfast complete with homemade sausage patty. Delicious! Relaxing, pleasant atmosphere, tasty food and a nice walk from where we were staying. Fun conversation with the owner, Kelly.

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1 Thank Linda M
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to Costa Rica for years and found maxwells this trip. The owners are super friendly the breakfast and lunch is amazing! If your ever in Potrero you have to stop here.

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1 Thank solidsilverconcrete
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Decent breakfast, both American and local. Lunch menu looks good too. Kelly, owner, did everything possible to make our dining experience pleasant and more than satisfactory!

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1 Thank Ellen F
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

One of my favorite spots to eat or even just drop in for a n ice cold beer and a visit with friends. A local favorite spot where "everybody knows your name", Lovely shady garden setting is perfect for their yummy breakfasts - ask if Mike has some home made sausage ... Kelly throws together a mean salad and her... More 

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Sutton, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Every year I return to Surfside/Potrero with the idea of heading to Maxwell's for a cheese burger, fresh cut fries and an ice cold Imperial. They never let me down. The gardens are in fabulous shape this season after what sounds like a good rainy season. It's a quiet jungle setting nestled back in surfside and quite often you can... More 

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped here for a drink while driving around. Met the owners and talked for about an hour. Great people to meet. Had a few drinks and lost track of time. Out of the way but worth going there to be away from the tourist spots.

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1 Thank Kurt K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Kelly makes a great breakfast. Stop in there. It is off the main road and thus is quiet and laid back. You might get a chance to meet some of the great expats that have been living or coming to the area for many years. Lots of great stories and advice

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 1,500 - USD 6,500
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Tres Avenida | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 4319
Description
Open garden restaurant with a lovely breeze blowing through the gardens most days. Our goal is to serve the highest quality breakfast, lunch and dinner to both locals and tourists. We serve a myriad of dishes and offer options regarding special dietary needs. Look us up on FB Maxwell's Cafe and Bar, for daily specials.

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