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Maxwell's Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, American, Latin
420 Avenida Tres | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2654 4319
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Central American, American, Latin, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
420 Avenida Tres | Surfside Estates, 300 mtrs south of La Perlas, Playa Potrero Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

They serve breakfast all day and it is delicious. They will accommodate any food issues and deliver nothing but fresh food. Love this place. Don't forget to get a bloody mary! Their lunch and dinner menu is excellent as well.

1  Thank lamacha
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Had a raffle for charity and the atmosphere and food was top notch. Would highly recommend for dinner or staying late for the night life. Great people, all friendly and amazing.

2  Thank camerondoyle
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the amazing tuna dinner and friendly owners. We truly enjoyed our conversation and meal under the stars.

3  Thank awagner2287
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Any meal, from sun up to sun down and beyond was appetizing and mouth watering. Every visit was a pleasure :) and we're always back for more. Don't forget to ask about their unpublished but world famous Max- MOSA. A refreshing, light libation blend for...More

4  Thank kandg91
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Honestly the best beef, bacon and bleu burger ever and the Chicken pesto sandwich was equally delicious. Home made, thick cut French fries and ice cold beer served with bottle coozies topped it off. The owners, Mike and Kelly are warm and friendly and happy...More

3  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had a wonderful burger, theirs truly are great...and an excellent breakfast complete with homemade sausage patty. Delicious! Relaxing, pleasant atmosphere, tasty food and a nice walk from where we were staying. Fun conversation with the owner, Kelly.

2  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Been coming to Costa Rica for years and found maxwells this trip. The owners are super friendly the breakfast and lunch is amazing! If your ever in Potrero you have to stop here.

2  Thank solidsilverconcrete
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Decent breakfast, both American and local. Lunch menu looks good too. Kelly, owner, did everything possible to make our dining experience pleasant and more than satisfactory!

3  Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 4 February 2017

One of my favorite spots to eat or even just drop in for a n ice cold beer and a visit with friends. A local favorite spot where "everybody knows your name", Lovely shady garden setting is perfect for their yummy breakfasts - ask if...More

2  Thank YFRinCR_11
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Every year I return to Surfside/Potrero with the idea of heading to Maxwell's for a cheese burger, fresh cut fries and an ice cold Imperial. They never let me down. The gardens are in fabulous shape this season after what sounds like a good rainy...More

2  Thank Roberta2408
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Avenida Tres | 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
  • E-mail
Open garden restaurant with a lovely breeze blowing through the gardens most days. Our goal is to serve the highest quality breakfast, and lunch 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. Breakfast served all day, Lunch is as special as your creativity, known for our breakfast, burgers and custom salads.
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