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Cafe y Macadamia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our driver brought us here en route from Liberia to LA Fortuna. He recommended the casado or typical Costa Rican lunch. Casado is rice and beans, salad, veggie and another starch like yucca or plaintains. Having had casado many times since then i have to say it was the best. Had the fish which was tilapia-tasted fresh to me and... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying pretty close to Cafe y Macadamia, so we first stopped in for some smoothies. We went back the next day for lunch. Everyone (6 of us) really enjoyed our meals. We had casado, margarita pizza (2of us split it), turkey sandwich and kids pasta with tomato sauce. The kids loved the pasta sauce (which says a lot... More 

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I read other reviews of this restaurant which made me want to stop here on our 3+ hour drive from Peninsula Papagayo to Arenal Volcano. I was worried about leaving our luggage in our car unattended after reading other travel tips, but you have nothing to worry here. They have a security guard in the parking lot and they just... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped by this café on the way to Monteverde from La Fortuna. We were happy to find an amazing view, great smoothies, and a gift shop. The baked goods were fantastic and we would highly recommend the tropical smoothie with strawberries. The gift shop was a little expensive but other than that we had a great... More 

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Thank Marisa S
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View was amazing. Pastries looked delicious but were bland and expensive. Didn't eat lunch but there was a good selection. Really nice souvenir shop. Worth a stop to buy souvenirs and check out the view.

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Thank Trent L
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here twice during our trip to Arenal. The food, staff and location are all amazing! Definitely worth a trip if you're in the area. Try the desserts and chicken!

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Cedar Rapids
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here twice, once on the way in to La Fortuna and once on the way out. The views are spectacular and this restaurant is tremendous. The baked goods used for sandwiches and the desserts were absolutely delicious. We enjoyed a beer and a sandwich one day and coffee and dessert the other. My wife and friend enjoyed a... More 

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birmingham
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really welcome break on route from Arenal to Monteverde. Cakes were awesome and so hard to choose from. Lovely view, and glad we stopped here, it would have been even better to have one gluten free option for one in our party who is celiac.

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Thank Michelle137
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remarkable views and generous portions! Their breakfast option offered a little bit of everything, and kept us going while hiking all afternoon.

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Thank Erin S
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place with local music and food, the view is amazing!!! The prices are reasonable, I loved the atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?