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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
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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.

Thank michaelsdad
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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

Thank Dean S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

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" .

Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Guelph, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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 have time for food, but enjoyed a few cold ones. Mike is the perfect host,... More 

Thank TandD1988
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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, bacon and two pancakes. I barely got a taste of the burrito as it was... More 

Thank Kathi M
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24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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 or BBQ'd and there was no sauce on them.

Thank Sharon R
West Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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 omelettes. They make their own sausage patties as well. The food is more American than... More 

Thank tl5070
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Made it to Maxwell's late in our vacation. We all wished we would have made it there sooner. Kelly was a wonderful hostess and the food and drink were fabulous. I recommend it to anyone looking for a nice breakfast in Potrero

Thank Dave B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast every. Have the sausage with your breakfast outstanding. Friendly service and the price is right. Lucy the dog is so sweet. Kelly and Maxwell do a wonderful job, breakfast most important meal of the day. So glad we found this hidden jem in Surfside.

Thank Angie C
Vernon, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Kelly & Mike are wonderful hosts and breakfast is amazing. Kelly has a great sense of homour and very welcoming!

Thank mammag4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$1,500 - $6,500
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
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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