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“Fun little place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Shack Restaurant and Bar

The Shack Restaurant and Bar
2009 Highway 911, Surfside | Between The Castle and Perla's, Playa Potrero 55215, Costa Rica
+506 2654 6038
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Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: American, Costa Rican, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Shack is a local flavor restaurant and bar located in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica, in the beautiful Guanacaste province. So please join us for some good food, awesome service and great environment! We have FREE WIFI and always COLD BEER! (P.S. We carry Costa Rican Microbrews if you want to flavor more than Imperial & Pilsen) Added details and going-ons (such as Trivia Night, Open Mic, Bands, etc.) Are also on our Facebook page. See you soon.
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fun little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Stopped here for lunch while out for a ride and glad we did! Very good food and great prices. A few loals were there, so we got a few tips. Quiet while we were visiting, but got the feeling this place would be loads of fun at night!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brigantine, NJ
1 review
“Great restaurant - food and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Very friendly atmosphere with wonderful food!! We ate at "The Shack" several mornings for breakfast and one dinner. Every meal was delicious, reasonable prices and very friendly and helpful staff. We met the owner, Harry, and enjoyed talking to him. He was also very helpful with tips regarding our stay in Costa Rica.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun Joint, Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We went here 3 times out of our stay here in Costa Rica.
We happened over here by chance one night to grab a quick bite to eat. After a few more cocktails and a delicious plate of food, including Mahi Mahi with Black Beans & Rice, we ended up talking to a few locals giving us tips and advice about the area.

The place is open air, like most if not all restaurants here. The kitchen is all open with our chef swinging on a hammock until we are ready to order. It is an awesome atmoshpere & very cool vibe. You kinda expect the food to be as relaxed as the atmosphere, with not much put into it. You would be inncorrect in assuming this. The food is killer, I have tried this dish at other restaurants, esp ones given high reviews on Trip Advisor, none compaired. Everything tasted as a lot of thought was put into it. We ate there again, eating the fish & chips and tried the Chimigangas; again equally as great as the first time.

I think our favorite night came when it started to rain down here off and on for the whole day. We had decided to keep everything we did within a local range. We walked back over here after watching a beautiful sunset. A few people that we had already met, earlier in the week, were over here. We all kept the conversation going all night talking about music or our favorite foods that you just can't find out here (ie good fried chicken). The night ended with us taking over the ipod, turning up the music & everyone dancing. It was a cool experience, one I won't forget.

The Shack is a cool joint to grab a drink, grab a bite to eat & pass on your hours from when the sun goes down to whenever.......enjoy!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great local bar and restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We love "The Shack"! The food is excellent (Try the "dorado and chips" ...fries are to die for!) I also love the "local" style breakfast!The staff are so friendly and very helpful. Marji and Dani..and of course the "boss" Harry..all go out of their way to make you welcome. The music nights are also unique and lots of fun! Try "The Shack" before you leave "Surfside"..you'll be glad you did. Tell 'em I sent you!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Waitress is very nice. Coffee is great. Fish and chips a bit salty for my taste, but breakfast dishes are yummy.

Visited January 2012
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