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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, Costa Rica
506-2654-4319
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tucked in the small neighborhood SURFSIDE ESTATES, in PLAYA POTRERO...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Live music in the afternoon!

Heard "2 Man Band" (Reggae) would be here so we drove up from Playa Langosta. Had the loaded burger—very tasty. Place was busy and maybe a bit short on staff, but the owners are friendly and everyone wants to visit with them. Also, for the Canucks, they have Ceasars!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
lostcat01
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edmonton
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
edmonton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Heard "2 Man Band" (Reggae) would be here so we drove up from Playa Langosta. Had the loaded burger—very tasty. Place was busy and maybe a bit short on staff, but the owners are friendly and everyone wants to visit with them. Also, for the Canucks, they have Ceasars!

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Sutton, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I go to Maxwells often. We love the garden setting and the warm atmosphere. The burgers with fresh cut fries, Patti melts, fresh whole wings and the Monday night meatloaf are our go to meals. Last nights wings were the best we've eaten anywhere in Costa Rica. The Monday meatloaf is so good, we've already made reservations... More 

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

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
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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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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275 reviews 275 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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