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Maxwell's Cafe & Bar

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420 Tres Avenida | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2654 4319
Today
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Vernon, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Kelly & Mike are wonderful hosts and breakfast is amazing. Kelly has a great sense of homour and very welcoming!

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Thank mammag4
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

This was the first place we tried in Potrero/Surfside. Cold beer and relaxed atmosphere were a nice welcome to the neighborhood. Had lunch twice here. Once with the kids. Everybody left happy.

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Thank MintJulep40
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

i got a breakfast burrito and my boyfriend got traditional pancakes and eggs. Ive had many breakfast burritos but this one was by far the best! everything in it tasted so fresh and the guacamole it came with was amazing . The owners were awesome as well! we will be eating there many more times before we go home.

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Thank Madison C
Penticton, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

We ate at Maxwell's often. Their Monday night meatloaf is consistently tasty. In our opinion their breakfast with their grated hash browns is priced very good and the best in the area.

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Thank mug48
Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

We loved finding Maxwell's nearby to our hotel at Sugar Beach. Great setting nestled in the trees not far off the main road. The sign at the restaurant says "from Venice Beach, California," thus the beach boy reference above. The owner is a friendly senior with a gray pony tail. We enjoyed meeting him and we sensed that this is... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Kelly Maxwell is awesome - we had dinner here twice during our stay in Potrero. The food was great, the kids loved the pool table, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Great value as well!

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Thank amywis
Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

Maxwell's was recommended to us by fellow vacationers. It was great; an open air place with a great breeze and good drinks. There is a pool table and plenty of seating. We had some appetizers and all were solid. The crowd, on the night we were there, seemed to be American, Canadian and German. The owners are from California and... More 

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Havre, Montana
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

This is a rustic little eatery along a dirt side street in Playa Potrero. Going there if it's windy can be interesting. Drinks are reasonably priced and the food is average. Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm they have karaoke.

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Thank Debby J
edmonton
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

Heard "2 Man Band" (Reggae) would be here so we drove up from Playa Langosta. Had the loaded burger—very tasty. Place was busy and maybe a bit short on staff, but the owners are friendly and everyone wants to visit with them. Also, for the Canucks, they have Ceasars!

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Thank lostcat01
Sutton, Ontario
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

My husband and I go to Maxwells often. We love the garden setting and the warm atmosphere. The burgers with fresh cut fries, Patti melts, fresh whole wings and the Monday night meatloaf are our go to meals. Last nights wings were the best we've eaten anywhere in Costa Rica. The Monday meatloaf is so good, we've already made reservations... 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
    4.5 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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