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

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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here last month for dinner and had some really tasty pizza and some yummy cocktails. We went back one morning for breakfast though and were really disappointed - $4 for a couple of soggy pancakes with nothing on the side except some syrup. Coffee was alright but overall we were disappointed that we'd paid $14 for a simple... More 

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Oregon
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time we go to Canoa (usually at least once a year) we always hit the Shak multiple times. The owners Pete and Maija are American and awesome - do yourself a favor and go in for the bloody marys, real damn coffee, pizza and veggie burgers.

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Aberdeen
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice while in Canoa. I tried a burger and pizza. The pizza was awful. Tonnes of cheese on a soggy base. Avoid. We went a second time as my wife enjoyed the veggie burger. Unfortunately the ShakBurger wasn't up to much. A super dry burger in a dry bun. Expensive for what it is. Veggie burger was... More 

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Lincoln NE
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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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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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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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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