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Maxwell's Cafe & Bar

) #14 of 21 Restaurants in Playa Potrero €€ - €€€ , American, Latin
420 Avenida Tres | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2654 4319
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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07:00 - 17:00All hours
Central American, American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
420 Avenida Tres | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 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.

2  Thank Kurt K
Reviewed 31 December 2016 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....More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Now don't get me wrong as they also serve lots of other things there. They are pretty well know for their fishes. The salsas they make for their food is something else so may be you sould try it ! The place is owned by...More

1  Thank Michel20958
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I suggest you call ahead to check their hours, the ones listed on this site are incorrect. Tried to go there today for supper but they were closed. Odd to be closed at 6pm on a Saturday though.

2  Thank michaelsdad
Reviewed 11 March 2016

A great place for a cold cerveza and a burger. The breakfast is really good too. The owners are the hosts and are always engaging. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed

1  Thank Dean S
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Always a fun place to go and they serve delicious breakfasts. Try the "garbage omelet". Kelly welcomes you with a sunny, witty, cheerful "good morning" .

1  Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

During a long hot walk came across this place. An oasis in the heat. Great local atmosphere with a pool table. A hangout for US and Canadian expats, but newcomers are welcomed in and can learn a lot about the area. Don't be shy!! Didn't...More

1  Thank TandD1988
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Based on trip advisor reviews, we decided to find this cafe, so glad we did. The owners are transplants from Venice, CA and the blend of California and Costa Rica is very appealing. We had breakfast, a burrito and the special which was two eggs,...More

1  Thank Kathi M
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We went here on our first night and it was a set menu with karaoke. The atmosphere was fun, but completely expat. Unfortunately the food was barely edible. I'm not sure how they cooked the ribs but it didn't taste like they had been smoked...More

1  Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We went our last day. It is not marked so you need to find how to get there - 2 blocks down a dirt road. It is owned and run by a couple from Venice Beach California. Their Eggs Bennie were great as were the...More

1  Thank tl5070
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Avenida Tres | 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
  • E-mail
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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