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Maxwell's Cafe & Bar

€€ - €€€, 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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“burgers” (12 reviews)
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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 2 February 2013

We have been to Maxwell's several times. Sometimes to eat and sometimes to enjoy the party. The food is very good, karaoke is hilarious and they had a very good rock and roll band on Friday night. The owners are very friendly and it's a...More

Thank martha111
Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

Tonight I had the 1/2 lb cheeseburger with jalapeño. It was cooked to perfection-through but juicy. The fresh jalapeños added that unique taste but didn't burn my head off. The fresh cut fries were crispy and delicious. The burger platter was a bit more than...More

Thank rob1fr8guy
Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

I had the huevos rancheros today. The ranchero sauce was a nice mix of sweet and spicy. The eggs were served on corn tortillas and the hash browns were cooked perfectly (which for me is all the way through). DEFINATELY a fantastic breakfast.

Thank rob1fr8guy
Reviewed 2 January 2013

This little gem is hidden way off the beaten path, so you'll have to go out and find it. Nicely appointed with locally made furniture from Guanacaste ... the vibe is friendly and relaxed. The menu was more or less " tell us what you...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 7 December 2012

If you crave a hand made burger that is big, juicy, cooked perfectly and with the toppings you like, then this is the place for you! You just have to have the 1/2 pounder of you liking. Eveything is prepared from scratch and the place...More

Thank LorneSeaton
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We just had lunch at Maxwell's and were so impressed with the quality of their food (burgers and an incredible pesto, tomato, and cheese sandwich). Very cool atmosphere and a friendly staff and owner.

Thank maryandkris
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Food is fresh and delicious. Service is very friendly. Definitely recommend a meal here when in Potrero.

Thank Saraburristravels
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This restaurant is tucked out of the way, we only discovered it our last night in the area. So, ask about it, it's well worth it. The owners were very friendly, it seemed to have a lot of locals (albeit expats) and the Burgers were...More

Thank TheSnyders_4
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Maxwell's is the place I go to when I want some delicious, home cooked American food done the right way. The Sally Melt/Patty Melt is to die for, a huge patty cooked on the skillet covered in cheese. The bar is chill as well, and...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 18 August 2012

we recently visited Maxwell's for a late lunch and although the hamburgers were good as was suggested by others, we were very surprised to see such a small menu of bout 6 items!

2  Thank samboy10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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, and lunch 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. Breakfast served all day, Lunch is as special as your creativity, known for our breakfast, burgers and custom salads.
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