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at Cabinas San Clemente, Dominical, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome breakfast

We had to have breakfast there twice. The banana pancakes are huge and fluffy. The coffee was excellent as well as the breakfast burrito. Love the vegetarian hippie vibe. Fun to sit and watch the waves while eating a yummy breakfast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had to have breakfast there twice. The banana pancakes are huge and fluffy. The coffee was excellent as well as the breakfast burrito. Love the vegetarian hippie vibe. Fun to sit and watch the waves while eating a yummy breakfast.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Amazing smoothies and lots of healthier options. Highly recommend the falafel ball wrap - order it spicy!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

...so happy i found this place!! here every day for breakfast -- smoothies are amazing and they carry many superfood supplements like acai, maca, hemp, etc... wraps, veggie burrito, everything i tried is amazing; great location right on the beach with all the seating outside, great atmosphere ... i really love it! service is super nice too

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family and I have traveled to Dominical, Costa Rica a few times. On our latest visit we were so pleased to find the Surf Shak restaurant right a long the beach (next to Tortilla Flats)! Though many local spots provide vegetarian options, the menu at Surf Shak was strictly vegetarian/vegan and all fresh! In addition to a wide range... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After 3 months of travelling in Costa Rica as vegans and eating mainly casado.....we finally found the Surf Shak on the beach of Dominical offering a good range of fresh, organic vegan food, wraps, salads and smoothies. Laid back atmosphere, reasonably priced and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The staff gives excellent service, they are the only breakfast stop in town with hash brows, you can hook up with locals on surf conditions , just a great time even on rainy days. This is a must for the avid surfer visiting Dominical "The hottest sot in Southern Costa Rica!!

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place for healthier food options. Some gluten free and raw items, smoothies and kombucha teas.

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you want to eat on the beach in Dominical you've got three options: the party bar gringo place, the tico soda style place, and the Surf Shack. Fresh falafel and other style wraps, fresh juices and smoothies, salads and fruits are all offered. Solid breakfast menu as well. Free internet !

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Bled, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Only went there for breakfast, which was jummy! Scrambled eggs and pancakes with mango/banana smoothie. They also offer helathier options.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Good food, right on the beach, good service... watch the surf while you wait for yummy food... breakfast is really great, lunch is solid... overall a nice addition to the vibe in Dominical!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: at Cabinas San Clemente, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical

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  • Cuisine: International

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