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Cafe y Macadamia

) #1 of 33 Dessert in Province of Guanacaste #25 of 758 Places to Eat in Province of Guanacaste $$ - $$$ Cafe, ,
Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a big stop for the tourist buses, so parking can be a challenge. Only had coffee and dessert, but if you are counting calories, do not stop here. Bakery items are too good to pass up and you may eat too many as...More

Thank skihorse
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were so disappointed to find all the breads made here contain eggs. The only vegan option for breakfast is gallo pinto which was very good. On the plus side, the coffee is strong and rich, the fruit is deliciously fresh, and the service is...More

Thank ANewDayVegan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unassuming cafe off the road. Look for it. You will want the food from here. Not only great for you food (all natural) but incredible taste. Person taking our order recommended their tomato soup. It is, hands down, the best soup I've had. Amazing flavour....More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to our resort. Food was flavorful and presentation was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic food! Clean bathrooms and awesome views with Wifi! Family cooking right in front of you and very good!!

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food, unique outdoor dining and fabulous view of Arenal Lake. The food is walk up ordering and there are tables in the outdoor area. There's a small gift shop area as well. We saw big crowds (tour buses) stop here sometimes as well, so...More

Thank Robogator0
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I have mixed reviews on this place. The food was great, and portions were huge, however it was expensive. People were pouring in by the busloads, so there is an obvious relationship, which is wonderful that they help each other out. I guess it is...More

Thank JustUs796
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Cafe y Macadamia has delicious food and a lovely view of the lake. It's a peaceful place to take a meal and relax. We had a wonderfully seasoned chicken sandwich and Mediterranean salad that we absolutely enjoyed. I highly recommend this place.

Thank 1unfoldinglife
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Touristic place with busloads of people being dropped to have coffee. The cakes are lovely and brownies recommended

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way out of town for breakfast and we're not disappointed! There is a guard watching your car in the parking lot (always a good sign) and it's customary to tip him $2-3 on your way out. But the food.....oh my!!! The...More

Thank Sara W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste
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