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Cafe y Macadamia

) #1 of 35 Dessert in Province of Guanacaste #25 of 757 Places to Eat in Province of Guanacaste $$ - $$$ Cafe, ,
Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (52 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty food, unique outdoor dining and fabulous view of Arenal Lake. The food is walk up ordering and there are tables in the outdoor area. There's a small gift shop area as well. We saw big crowds (tour buses) stop here sometimes as well, so...More

Thank Robogator0
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed reviews on this place. The food was great, and portions were huge, however it was expensive. People were pouring in by the busloads, so there is an obvious relationship, which is wonderful that they help each other out. I guess it is...More

Thank JustUs796
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe y Macadamia has delicious food and a lovely view of the lake. It's a peaceful place to take a meal and relax. We had a wonderfully seasoned chicken sandwich and Mediterranean salad that we absolutely enjoyed. I highly recommend this place.

Thank 1unfoldinglife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Touristic place with busloads of people being dropped to have coffee. The cakes are lovely and brownies recommended

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way out of town for breakfast and we're not disappointed! There is a guard watching your car in the parking lot (always a good sign) and it's customary to tip him $2-3 on your way out. But the food.....oh my!!! The...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and skip the pricy souvenirs in this place but go for the food and treats. From their coffee to their smoothies and their pastries to their entrees, everything we tried here was as good as anyplace in Costa Rica. The food...More

Thank WaileaDon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe y Macadamia is a quaint roadside restaurant on the drive to Arenal that offers delicious food, a beautiful view, and gift shop. The Margherita pizza was one of the best I've ever tasted! Other family members ordered sandwiches and desserts, and the portions were...More

Thank Somer N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here where returning from La Fortuna to Liberia. There's a huge patio that overlooks the lake and the mountains. I could have stayed there for hours. The coffee is excellent and they had wonderful baked goods. We didn't eat a full meal here....More

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our driver stopped here on our way from Liberia to La Fortuna. There were 15 people in our family, and the restaurant easily accomodated us. The dining area is on a large patio, with incredible views. The natural waters and smoothies are delicious here! I...More

Thank LDM2000
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Every time I pass by I must stop for coffee and a cookie, if I have the time a meal too. Great food, staff and owner. When you are near here make sure you stop, you will not be sorry.

Thank CEC131
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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