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Cafe y Macadamia

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Km 18 Tilaran-Fortuna | Lago Arenal, Costa Rica
+506 2448 0030
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (56 reviews)
“bread” (54 reviews)
“cookies” (44 reviews)
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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 today via mobile

Home made bread. Excellent service and lovely ambiente. My recommendation :-) nice stop from la fortuna to guanacaste

Thank Juraj T
Reviewed today

This review is meant for the Cafe y Macadamia Rio Aranjuez, off Route 1 but TA makes it pretty impossible to include a new business so instead of not writing them a review, I will write it on their Tilaran location. This is a perfect...More

Thank brendad288
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went as part of a group on tour and had a really nice iced coffee which was lush, place was clean and the view was fab, didn’t see anyone taking money in the parking lot and thought the price was ok xx

Thank clairer1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A jewel along the lake. Fantastic view. Lunch and bakery items are delicious. Basil ice tea is very refreshing.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a quick stop on my way to Guanacaste, place seems lovely. Just went in and ask the cashier for a Capuchino and a cinnamon roll, she was pretty rude. Didn't give me an actual bill (the ones requiered by law), I realize this...More

Thank adriv2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly tourists here but can understand why - the view of the lake is unbelievable, the food is great and the prices are not bad at all, also the food portions are quite big. I would highly recommend the juices and house special cold coffee...More

Thank Miguel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very unhappy when I left this restaurant. There is a sign posted that a man is watching your car in the parking lot - the sign suggests you tip him a minimum of $2.00 to do his job. I purchased one cookie -...More

Thank 493Ron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food with best views of real Costa Rica. Make sure NOT to miss the Arenal location. The other location has the same, great food but not the same vibe. This was one of the top three highlights of our 12-day trip.

Thank waliaraj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I happened to see signs for this restaurant on the drive from the coast to San Jose. I whizzed past and changed my mind and went back. So glad I did! The atmosphere was wonderful (a howler monkey wailed at us from somewhere in the...More

Thank Cheda M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This spot was recommended by the manager of our rental house as a favorite place. It turned out to be a high traffic tourist shop complete with the novelty shop you have to walk through. The food was very mediocre and service poor. They forgot...More

Thank foxylf28
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4 August 2018|
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Response from hungeryhobo | Reviewed this property |
I was there in June.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
  • Phone Number: +506 2448 0030
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