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Cafe y Macadamia

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
+506 2448 0030
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“macadamia nuts” (48 reviews)
“sandwiches” (52 reviews)
“pizza” (43 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a quick visit for some wonderful lattes and hot chocolate while seated overlooking a magnificent view. Well worth a stop on the way to La Fortuna

Thank GrandpaJoeGrandmaDee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps it was an off day but our experience here ranged from okay to mediocre. The smoothies were good. All sandwiches are on wonderful bread with fresh veggies. I had the Cubano sandwich and my husband had the Cubano salad. The pork was marinated in...More

Thank pacyabags
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we stayed at Mystica Lodge nearby, every day we stopped here for coffee and/or tropical smoothies and wonderful sandwiches. The service was fast and the staff very friendly. The cafe tables offer a beautiful view of Lake Arenal.

Thank CMBell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to and from Arenal area (an Ecotran favorite). Bucolic setting overlooking lake. Breezy both times. Fantastic food. She had the chicken parmesan which was stuffed and delicious. I had the cosada, a traditional dish of chicken, rice, beans, egg, plantains. Excellent, and perhaps the...More

Thank mikesE7996JD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today one of my favorite restaurants just gained more points from me! They made me a gluten free pizza and it was out of this world!

Thank TreeDebrech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food served seems to me average quality. Relatively quick & friendly service. Very nice terrace to get a breathtaking view on the lake Arenal. The parking-guard isn't worth the money you have to pay him..!! Attention! Don't let anything in your car! My car...More

Thank 1950fede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this spot! The macadamia coffee was my favorite cup of coffee during our trip. The view is simply breathtaking. It is a busy place, but service was fast and efficient. The bathrooms are clean. We ordered a pizza that was good, not awesome...More

Thank creed2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a stop for small refreshments on our road to Santa Helena and what a lovely surprise it was! Usually, the roadside establishments, especially one with a view do not pay much attention to their food quality. Not so with Café y Macadamia. Coffee...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi guys this is my 5th trip to arenal on my way to the seaside and decided to try macadamia cafe... terrible choice. Exept from a lake view nothing there was to my taste. Waiters where verry root and i had to pay for parking,plus...More

Thank Sandulean A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, location , all fresh , clean bathrooms Unbelievable experience for the all family . Food was delicious , all can find something to eat even vegetarians . Great helpful staff, speaks English , friendly Food comes out quick .

Thank David A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste
  • Phone Number: +506 2448 0030
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