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Surf Shak

Malecon de canoa, Canoa, Ecuador
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Ranked #2 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
Bayfield, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Golden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great place to meet up with friends and have some food great burgers super service felt very comfortable sitting here for hours having beers with friends or solo staff makes u feel very welcome the place has great style

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West Hollywood, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

After a few weeks on the coast of Ecuador, and way too many plates of shrimp and rice, finding the Surf Shak in Canoa was heavenly. We ordered the cheeseburger, and we were so happy at how delicious they were. The same can be said for the pancakes, french fries, and hot dog. I do not recommend the grilled cheese,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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511 reviews 511 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

They serve a mean burger, tasty, juicy and hard to hold onto, just the way a burger should be. Sat on the terrace with the cool spray painted rock icons… Very enjoyable place to eat when in Canoa.

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iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nice to have a real burger far away from Iowa after all seafood for 2 weeks in a row! Nice owner and great service!

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