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Cafe y Macadamia

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Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy
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Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
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Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our driver brought us here on our way from the Liberia airport to Arenal. It's a beautiful little restaurant with a great view of lake Arenal. We didn't eat but we had awsome fruit smoothies. The costomer service was good and there is a little bit of a gift shop inside so you can browse while you wait on you... More 

Thank Delaires
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was disappointed at the service . My cinnamon roll looked like it should taste good, but it was wet like watery on the top. Im not a fan of wet bread, and it was raining and cold, my hot chocolate was fair...attitude of the cashier sucked too.

Thank sinseergrl
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our drive from Liberia to Arenal. Mid afternoon so we didn't eat but instead enjoyed great Cappuccino and the beautiful view ! There's a small gift shop and great little bakery too! Give the parking attendant a small tip...they r very appreciative!

Thank joanngill
Heredia, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is located close to the Lake Arena, with an amazing view of the lake. The food here is incredible, simply amazing, one of the best for me. We had lasagna, arroz con palmito, trucha rellena de espinacas y hongos, they come with an incredible salad and then we ordered some desserts! on my god, they were incredible! we... More 

Thank TereRivas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family of four during lunch ordered four smoothies which were very good, two margarita pizzas which was good and prompt, then two tico casados which took over one hour to serve. We were about to leave the restaurant when it finally came. It was not busy at the time we sat down. Many others clients were also waiting for an... More 

Thank 2luvfood
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant on the way to Arenal. The view is beautiful, the service was great! We had a "house pizza" which is a thin crust pizza and it was one of the best pizza I've had. A wonderful break from the long ride.

Thank javaQuebec
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant treat! Gorgeous inside. Food was absolutely amazing and beautifully laid out. Unique setting with a great gift shop within the restaurant. One plate of food could keep you full and happy all day.

Thank Jennifer C
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384 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is pricey even for America's prices....wow. The chocolate cookies were very good but at $4 a piece they should be !! I had a pizza which was ok and hubby had the curry which he said was good but different so we had a lunch each a drink and 2 cookies and it was $50......to us thats expensive. Service... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way from Arenal Volcano to Guanacaste. Signs along the road gave it great reviews. Food lived up to the hype. My son had the fetuchini alfredo, and he loved it. Good quantity and fresh. Unfortunately the rest of our food took 20 minutes to get to us. We think the ladies in the kitchen messed... More 

Thank Andy G
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The location is perched on the shore with a great view of Lago Arenal. Outdoor and covered eating area with lots of macademia shells on the floor. The casado was the best I had in CR out of 8-9 places I ordered it. The lime/peppermint frozen refresca was awesome! Loved the open kitchen where your order was prepared quickly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste

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