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Surf Shak

Malecon de Canoa, Canoa, Ecuador
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Canoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Angelholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I came to Canoa four years ago. I was spending my time mostly al Cafe Flor and the Surf Shak, where I met some really cool Swedish guys too. This time I saw Cafe Flor was closed so I was looking for a good place in town that can have good vibe, coffee and good food. After looking for a... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We ordered pizza and it was extremely salty. The crust didn't taste right. Its quality is equivalent or maybe worse than Little Ceasar's. The price was way too much. The only reason why I would go here is for coffee and wifi. It's the only place in town where you can sit and drink coffee while on the computer. There... More

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Canoa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We spent a few weeks in Canoa and absolutely loved the Surf Shak! The hamburgers are huge, as with all the portions of food, and the breakfast is lovely. The french press coffee is a must and can't be found anywhere else in Canoa. The best part of "the Shak" is that they are known for having 2-in-1 cocktails for... More

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Houston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We really loved the food at Surf Shak, and the owners were also very kind, welcoming people. The burgers were great, and I could not believe they had biscuits and gravy for breakfast, wow. We actually stayed an extra week in Canoa, in part because the food was so good here. One issue we had that I have to take... More

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Bayfield, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Giant burgers that taste great. Service was pretty slow but it was worth the wait when you can wait with a view of the ocean!

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Berkeley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Cool place to grab a drink. Slow-ish service to be expected, it's the South American way. Burger combo seemed like a decent value (with fries and a big beer) but the burger patty itself was over cooked and dry. The worst part of the experience was that after asking about the 2 for 1 happy hour, our server confirmed that... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spent about 3 days in Canoa and pretty much ate at the Surf Shack for every meal. Had a lot of great options, and also lots of yummy drinks also. The vibe is great, staff really nice and they also have games and plug ins to charge your electronics. Prices are average, but the food and service is worth it.... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The food here is amazing - a little on the pricey side, but perfect if you're looking for that little 'taste of home'.... delicious.

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Tacoma, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The SS is right on the Malecon in Canoa. Great location. Can enjoy a "cool one" and watch the day go buy. The menu offers some great Burgers and make sure to do "The Combo" it's a can't miss. Other than the owner being a Denver Broncos fan (he hates the Seahawks!;-)this is a great place enjoy a beverage,have a... More

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Cusco, Peru
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The owners are from the States and super friendly. Right on the beach front. Food and drinks are tasty with different daily specials and a great happy hour from 6-8. Good place to ask information about what to do in Canoa, including paragliding, kite surfing, surfing and kayaking. Great to meet other tourists as well as locals. Great fun.

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