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Malecon de Canoa, Canoa, Ecuador
967444921
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax

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  • 55
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Canoa Beach Holiday

Surf Shak appealed to us as we have N. American taste buds. Enjoyed the sandwiches, pizza and chilled beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Lincoln NE
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This search for fish tacos at Surf Shak became a daily joke - for five days there was no fish for the fish tacos, or they weren't serving food, or the lady didn't bring fish, etc.... I guess if you want to drink it's an OK gringo hangout, but this became a joke. Then I asked everyday, just to see... More 

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Sarasota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food is luck of the draw depending on who is cooking. Had fabulous crispy bacon one day and the next day it had the consistency of spagetti and the same knotted presentation. French press coffee was great. Great people watching and the offer some great adventure tours. The owners are American but in nine days never saw them. Big expat... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very good cheeseburger, very good service. North American style food served right across the street from the ocean. Would absolutely go back.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Surf Shak appealed to us as we have N. American taste buds. Enjoyed the sandwiches, pizza and chilled beer.

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London
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We ate here in the evening on two separate visits to Canoa. Each time we went for a burger, beer and chips as we were really craving gringo food after taking advantage of the fantastic and cheap seafood on offer along the coast of Ecuador. The burgers were excellent and we were stuffed! Emily went for the veggie option both... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a yummy lunch here after a morning at the beach. Good food and a yummy cocktail. We were bummed that they didn't have the surf shak t-shirts for sale as we would have liked one. Bathrooms were clean.

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Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great food, excellent Happy Hour drinks and excellent service. It is American food, and therefore, a little bit more pricey than some of the other restaurants, but still fair.

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Canoa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Definitely a must eat at in Canoa. There's something to do there every night too...especially nice when Canoa is quiet. On Thursday's there's always a "home cooked" meal. One Thursday was meatloaf and mash potatoes and another Thursday baked mac n' cheese with garlic bread. Try their sandwiches too...the marisol is awesome, along with the chicken wings....yum

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Quito, Ecuador
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Just got served a good old filtered coffee as a french press. They served us the regular coffee first misunderstanding our order and just poured it back in a french press jug for a very efficient 1 minute prep of a french press coffee. Gotta love paying 4 dollars for a french press! This place is a scam.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food there was awesome, and the wifi is amazing and the prices are pretty good. Unfortunately the food did take quite a while to come out, but that could be because we were a large group. I would definitely recommend the hot granola/porridge for breakfast. Delicious and very cheap.

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Address: Malecon de Canoa, Canoa, Ecuador
Phone Number: 967444921
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Canoa
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malecon de Canoa, Canoa, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Canoa
  • Phone Number: 967444921

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax

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