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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
08:00 - 20:00
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Ottawa, Ontario
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

I had the huevos rancheros today. The ranchero sauce was a nice mix of sweet and spicy. The eggs were served on corn tortillas and the hash browns were cooked perfectly (which for me is all the way through). DEFINATELY a fantastic breakfast.

Thank rob1fr8guy
Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

This little gem is hidden way off the beaten path, so you'll have to go out and find it. Nicely appointed with locally made furniture from Guanacaste ... the vibe is friendly and relaxed. The menu was more or less " tell us what you want, and if we've got it, we'll make it for you ". We had delicious... More 

Thank Sharon C
London, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2012

If you crave a hand made burger that is big, juicy, cooked perfectly and with the toppings you like, then this is the place for you! You just have to have the 1/2 pounder of you liking. Eveything is prepared from scratch and the place is just a lot of fun with a lot of ex-pat's that hang out here.... More 

Thank LorneSeaton
cape cod, MA/naples, FL
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

We just had lunch at Maxwell's and were so impressed with the quality of their food (burgers and an incredible pesto, tomato, and cheese sandwich). Very cool atmosphere and a friendly staff and owner.

Thank maryandkris
Columbus, Ohio
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Food is fresh and delicious. Service is very friendly. Definitely recommend a meal here when in Potrero.

Thank Saraburristravels
Ashburn, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This restaurant is tucked out of the way, we only discovered it our last night in the area. So, ask about it, it's well worth it. The owners were very friendly, it seemed to have a lot of locals (albeit expats) and the Burgers were amazing and a real taste of home.

Thank TheSnyders_4
Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Maxwell's is the place I go to when I want some delicious, home cooked American food done the right way. The Sally Melt/Patty Melt is to die for, a huge patty cooked on the skillet covered in cheese. The bar is chill as well, and one of the only places around I can go and shoot pool.

Thank Adam L
new jersey
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

we recently visited Maxwell's for a late lunch and although the hamburgers were good as was suggested by others, we were very surprised to see such a small menu of bout 6 items!

2 Thank samboy10
Riverside, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Great breakfast, friendly staff clean and great Wednesday night Karoke full bar you'll love it.

Thank Pilsenqueen
Boise, Idaho
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Yummmm! This place was delicious! After many meals of rice and beans the food here was so refreshing! The homemade guacamole was delicious as was the huge fresh salad and homemade fish tacos! It had a relaxing atmosphere and we enjoyed talking to the locals there and to the owner Kelly! We saw Kelly later on that night and she... More 

Thank JessEE221

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$1,500 - US$6,500
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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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