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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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Spring, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We love Maxwell's!!! Everyone knows each other and all staff members treat all their customers like a member of their family!!! The homemade tortillas are the bomb!!! Kelly even taught me how to make Panko Shrimp that is soooo good!!!

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Thank Wikenczy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Great food and great place to hang out for drinks. The owners are very kind and take great pride in there work. A must when in Potrero.

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Still the best place to eat in the Playa Potrero area.

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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

A very friendly place to have drinks and dinner. We have dined there twice with friends and enjoyed our meals both times. Hamburgers, pasta, mussels and fish tacos are great and entrees are accompanied by a delicious large salad. Kelly is a great host making everyone feel very welcome.

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Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Coos Bay
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Wonderful food, the salads are absolutely the best with fresh ingredients that includes the salad dressings. The owners are awesome, really a wonderful place to eat, savour the local flavor and enjoy people. A don't miss on your next trip.

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Thank Wonderers8
Albany, NY
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

The prices are low but nothing else appealing about this place. It is advertised as "the best place for burgers" but we didn't think the burgers were all that great. They were out of fish and could not serve half the dishes on the menu.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Today for lunch I stopped in at Maxwell's bar and restaurant in Potrero. I had been in the sun and wanted something light. I decided to try the chicken Caesar salad. There was a short wait since all the ingredients were prepared fresh ... Including the dressing. I was almost half finished when I decided I was full. The only... More 

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Thank Fr8guy
Sutton, Ontario
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

I've eaten here many times and not once have I been disappointed. Always fresh. Always yummy. Gotta love meatloaf Mondays and the chicken Sally melt. The beer is cold, barstools comfy and the staff are so friendly. If you're around on a Tuesday night, the Karaoke rocks. :-)

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Had the best tuna I've ever eaten there during one visit, but some members of our party returned a week or so later and weren't very pleased. It's a small operation, so service can be slow; but this is a place that invites one to "hang out" and relax. It seems to be primarily an ex-pat/tourist scene that would fit... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Karaoke night is the best and try the Patti Melts

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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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