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Cafe y Macadamia

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Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
08:00 - 17:00
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant has a great view. It has a lot of Costa Rican style. Great view. Nice and plentiful dishes. Pets allowed.

Thank Liberiana1972
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying out of my whole vacation in Costa Rica this was my favorite place I've ate at. A friend had recommend it to me and I am so glad she did. The view, the atmosphere, and the food were amazing. I will miss this place so much! If I lived in Costa Rica this would... More 

Thank Lindsi M
Hinsdale, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better overall lunch experience between La Fortuna and Liberia or La Fortuna and Monteverde on Lake Arenal. The food, atmosphere, and view were amazing. Wonderful overall experience and we were so happy we picked it based on other reviews. Parking attendant arranging parking when you pull in and watching you car. Recommended to tip him... More 

Thank tamlee81
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious coffee break while enjoying views of Lago Arenal. Don't miss this one. The staff takes time to prepare a delectable coffee drink - try the Volcano which you can enjoy with a fine selection of coffee cakes, sweets.

Thank Anita W
Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch. We both ordered pizza, my wife had the Margarita and I had the house special. Both pizza's were great. One pizza is big enough for two people so we had leftovers for a late night snack. We also ordered smoothies and deserts, again both were delicious! The views are beautiful overlooking the lake with Arenal Volcano... More 

Thank Roman S
Bonnyville, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a gorgeous café and restaurant. It's located on the perfect spot with a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano. Food was great and the price was good too! There was only thing I didn't enjoy and that was the guy who takes the orders. (Some guy with an Afro looking thing that looked like the guy from the Weeknd)... More 

Thank Pinktika
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there while driving from la fortunate to Monteverde. The view of the lake is perfect. We both ordered fish dish with trout and I ordered frappuchino. Meal comes with a very tasty salad and was presented very well. Taste was nothing special thou. Total bill was $30. Not bad for what it was.

Thank Olga S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe y Macadamia sits just off of Lake Arenal and both the food and the view are outstanding! If the Lake is part of your destination plans then you need to at least have one breakfast here!

Thank travemeritas
Naples, Campania, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so pleased with the breakfast we had at this beautiful cafe. The outdoor eating area with the view of Lake Arenal was amazing, the food so tasty with beautiful presentation too! The price was reasonable and we would definitely eat there again!!

Thank GayleinItaly
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First taste was the rice and chicken from the Costa Rican menu but will not be the last. The traffic in this restaurant is a testament to its excellent food.

Thank Philip M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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?