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Cafe y Macadamia


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, Dessert, Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Past the deserving crowd, you are greeted by the friendly Ticos, and invited further in by the tantalizing aromas. There is plenty of seating, all with equally wonderful views of the lake. The food was delicious. Go for the more local options! Housemade bread for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BSach72
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here for breakfast and coffee! We shared a breakfast sandwich which was huge! I wouldn't have been able to eat a whole one myself! The coffee was amazing and they had fresh squeezed orange juice! All in all the service, food, coffee...excellent! We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch - food was excellent. HUGE cuban sandwich, outstanding pizza, great curry, beer, cappuccino. Everything we had was good and the view can’t be beat. Odd payment system -present your number as you leave for the tab.parking lot attendants ( watch your...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Liz G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a quick break on one of our long drives in CR. The staff were lovely and it is like an oasis by the roadside. The Chocolate Macadamia cookies are to die for. Clean toilets, nice people and our thanks :-)

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank grumpyguts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stop by lake Arenal on the drive from Arsenal to Monte Verde. The cakes looked home made and amazing and smelt delicious too. I’m on a diet so only had a peppermint tea but the view was also lovely and there was a great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gerry6461
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a great place to take a break. The food is really very good and the view from the terrace is very beautiful. It’s very touristic of course, but worth a visit. The portions are very generous, and you get a great appetizer with your...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Annouchka22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were on our Gate 1 tour and we all stopped here for lunch. I had the fish sandwich and my wife had a chicken salad. Both were so fresh and tasty. The lemonades were delish too. The service was great because...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chipndipped
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best macadamia nuts ever. Also the frozen hot chocolate is wonderful. We were leaving the Arenal Volcano area on our way to Guanacaste. We stopped and had wonderful snacks along with an amazing view. Absolutely worth the stop!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 524jamiek
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Absolutely delicious breads, muffins, and sandwiches! Ask to buy their Macadamia nuts, so fresh and amazing!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travelcritic22
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We stopped here briefly on our drive to Arenal. The views of the lake and mountainside were breathtaking and this alone was worth a visit. We did not have time to sample any of the food, but the aromas from the kitchen were tantalizing; maybe...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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