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Maxwell's Cafe & Bar

420 Tres Avenida | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
506-2654-4319
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Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tucked in the small neighborhood SURFSIDE ESTATES, in PLAYA POTRERO MAXWELL'S CAFE & BAR, caters to both meat eaters and vegetariansFeaturing Grilled cheese sandwiches of every imaginable variety... Freshest and loveliest salads anywhere.....Pasta dishes Shrimp Alfredo Diablo, Chicken Alfredo Pesto, Butter Noodles, Mussels and Linquine....Savory Seabass and Spinach, Fresh Catch of the DayDaily Specials - served at 5pm, unless reserved, just call Monday Meatloaf - mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and salad Tuesday - Grilled cheese Sandwich Night ( from the simple cheese and bread to a Chicken Breast, Grilled onion, Cheese, Pesto Sandwich )Wednesday - Wing NightThursday - Country Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and saladFriday - Taco Night - Fish, Beef, Fried Cheese, Chicken or GuacamoleSaturday - Closed until October 15thSunday - Pork Roast Dinner

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Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Can/Am menu with a Cost Rican flare. Great for kids, very reasonably priced. We were ther eon a Sunday and there was NFL on the TV!

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went for breakfast because some friends recommended it. Had the Eggs Benedict on their recommendation. They were just ok. The atmosphere was good and the staff friendly.

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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I went there for drinks and for karaoke. It was fun, some really good singers, good atmosphere. Place to meet many of the locals who live in the area. We did not eat there this time but will make a point of trying the food the next time we are in town. I would recommend this place... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We went here for karaoke night.The food is ok same with the drinks.But the singing was mostly great,and everyone was having a good time.The service is good.If you go there,make sure its karaoke night.

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We have been coming to Maxwells for 2years now and always enjoy the atmosphere and people. The food is good basic and generous. The karaoke night is too mush fun.

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Goderich, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The owner's are nice people, Kelly ( I believe her name is ) is a very nice and she runs a nice place. Food here is good, atmosphere is good, and the locals are a very friendly bunch!

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Sutton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I LOVE this place! If you're looking for a friendly neighborhood place to eat, look no further. My husband and I have eaten many times at Maxwell's and not once have we been disappointed by the quality of the food and the friendly staff. My hands down favorite is the Chicken Sally Melt with one of Kelly's famous fresh salads.... More 

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Lenexa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We liked this place more than the Shack although we only ate here once in early December 2013. My wife had fish tacos and I had pork tacos and both were better than average and the prices were very reasonable both for the tacos and the drinks. The menu is fairly limited here in that there's not a lot of... More 

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Denver, CO
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23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We have lived in Potrero for 5 years. Maxwell's is our GO-TO place! We are there often and always feel welcomed and appreciated. When we have friends and family visit us, we always take them at least once to Maxwell's where we know they will be greeted and treated well. Kelly and Mike are great hosts and the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Always awesome to experience a little of home in a different country when you travel. Mike and Kelly have done just that and more. I first met Mike last summer in Costa Rica but unfortunately didn't meet his lovely wife until this trip. The menu is simply California meets Costa Rica. The meal selections are just like you would see... More 

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Address: 420 Tres Avenida | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2654-4319
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero
Cuisine: Healthy

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