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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 Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2654 4319
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Open garden restaurant with a lovely breeze blowing through the gardens...
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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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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
SO FRESH!!!

i got a breakfast burrito and my boyfriend got traditional pancakes and eggs. Ive had many breakfast burritos but this one was by far the best! everything in it tasted so fresh and the guacamole it came with was amazing . The owners were awesome as well! we will be eating there many more times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Madison C
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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

i got a breakfast burrito and my boyfriend got traditional pancakes and eggs. Ive had many breakfast burritos but this one was by far the best! everything in it tasted so fresh and the guacamole it came with was amazing . The owners were awesome as well! we will be eating there many more times before we go home.

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Penticton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We ate at Maxwell's often. Their Monday night meatloaf is consistently tasty. In our opinion their breakfast with their grated hash browns is priced very good and the best in the area.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We loved finding Maxwell's nearby to our hotel at Sugar Beach. Great setting nestled in the trees not far off the main road. The sign at the restaurant says "from Venice Beach, California," thus the beach boy reference above. The owner is a friendly senior with a gray pony tail. We enjoyed meeting him and we sensed that this is... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Kelly Maxwell is awesome - we had dinner here twice during our stay in Potrero. The food was great, the kids loved the pool table, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Great value as well!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Maxwell's was recommended to us by fellow vacationers. It was great; an open air place with a great breeze and good drinks. There is a pool table and plenty of seating. We had some appetizers and all were solid. The crowd, on the night we were there, seemed to be American, Canadian and German. The owners are from California and... More 

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Havre, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a rustic little eatery along a dirt side street in Playa Potrero. Going there if it's windy can be interesting. Drinks are reasonably priced and the food is average. Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm they have karaoke.

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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 Tres Avenida | 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1500 - 6500
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?