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“Great people, great food, and great times”

Maxwell's Cafe & Bar
Ranked #14 of 29 Restaurants in Playa Potrero
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Great people, great food, and great times”
Reviewed December 30, 2010

My family loves eating at Maxwell's. Kelly and Mike are a fantastic couple that really know how to make people feel welcome and show them a good time. Kelly is amazing in the kitchen with new items on the menu every night to feature the best and most fresh ingredients around. She goes out of her way to customize dishes for picky kids and she does it all with a smille. If you want fresh food at a good price in a lovely jungle setting, Maxwell's is perfect. Ask Mike for one of his famous margaritas. You won't be disappointed!

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Prescott, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Feel Like You are HOME, when away from home”
Reviewed December 30, 2010

The owner's Kelly and Mike Maxwell welcome you with open arms and friendship as they share their home and restaurant with you. All are welcome, and made feel so. The food is awesome, as Kelly experiments and enjoys not only domestic but North American Common Dishes, at reasonable prices...... she entertains you with her expertise in making sure that you have a Costa Rican Experience with daily specials .....We love it there, and really love Mike and Kelly.... Don't leave Potrero without going !!!!!

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food, clean, & gringo friendly”
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Maxwell's cafe has wonderful food, is very clean, and run by English speaking Americans. I recommend this place for food & drinks for a nice afternoon or evening of fun, local color, and friendly faces.

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playa potrero, Gte
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“baja california mex food and burgers, local fun, great drinks, pool table”
Reviewed December 27, 2010

Maxwell's is a local bar with friendly service and wonderful food. The owners, as we found out, had one of the best breakfast joints in the LA area for a number of years, before moving down to Costa. The atmosphere is super tranquilo and it really makes you feel like you live in the area going there (not touristy, cause it's a little hidden in the neighborhood of Surfside). I'd recommend the place to anyone of my friends going to Potrero.

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Brampton Ontario
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Mouth watering and laid back”
Reviewed February 28, 2010

My husband and I have been to Maxwell's on numerous occasions over the past 2 years. Each time we have had an excellent meal. The burgers are juicy and all American and the Burritos are all Mexican. They always have a fresh fish special and it is served anyway you like it. It sits off the beaten path and away from the dusty roads under a canopy of trees. Friendly and laid back. A great place to stop for a cold beer or a full meal. A little hard to find so you need to watch for the signs.

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