Max’s bills itself as a cafe, restaurant, and bar. That’s a lot of bases to cover. Owned by long time restauranteur John McBride, Max’s offers just about everything the customers have asked for over the years, and does it well.
At the top of Calle 13 across from Hotel Penasco del Sol, Max’s shaded patio offers a cool spot for a leasurely breakfast. The Sunday morning bloody Marys here are a local institution. Chorizo and eggs, American style pancakes or Eggs benedict, all the way to the imposing and some say therapeutic hang-over burrito, breakfasts are done to ‘T’.
The same patio is a hoppin’ place as the lunch menu gives way to dinner. If you are here in the winter months, you will appreciate the gas fireplace that warmly spells out ‘Max’s’ in flame. Pizza competes with chicken wings for the title of ‘most ordered’ (Thursday evenings wings are half-priced). On weekend nights a guitarist plays and sings.
Inside Max’s, the long bar invites you to sit and watch CNN or the game, or just chat with the invariably nice waitresses. There is an ATM (which is helpful), WIFI, and even a VOIP phone set up for free calls to the U.S.
Along with the casual menu items, the kitchen shines at dinner. Chateuabriand for two, Shrimp Gorgonzola, or stuffed Chicken Marsala are suggested for those want something ‘nice’.
With the feel of a corner Bistro, and a menu full of variety, Max’s is a favorite with regulars and newcomers alike.
*On Calle 13 across from the Penasco Del Sol Hotel
*Espresso drinks, pizza, ribs, an dfull dinner menu