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Surf Shak

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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Malecon de Canoa, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee, a hangout for expats, service was OK, I visited before the earthquake, wish the owners a speedy recovery.

Thank Darcy H
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Surf Shak received it's occupancy permit from the government after the recent earthquake. Friends had a celebration but it is still closed. The new owners are still in the hospital in Guayaquil due to the injuries they received due to the earthquake in April.

Thank duepplestrasse5-7
Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I am SO thankful the shak has survived the earthquake. It is my favorite hang out spot in canoa with friendly staff who make great drinks. The shak is the spot to go and meet people from all over the world. The happy hour drinks are dangerously tasty made with fresh fruit. Every time I come to canoa I spend... More 

Thank camilamills11
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Wonderful discovery to be had in Canoa. Owners were very helpful arranging a cab from Quito to Canoa for us, as well as recommending a place to stay & places for surf lessons. The food is solid, breakfast is GREAT. Coffee wonderful. Quiz Night is simply hilarious fun - we loved every minute. Drop by for a good meal when... More 

Thank Mira P
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Good cocktails, tequila shots, a chance to make new friends, a bit of dancing to good music, and fun environment for travelers.

Thank mgamez
Val Morin, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Had 2 excellent pizza large..this was big..had french fried an onion rings.staff was nice food was great.Nothing to complaint about..thanks surf shack well done

1 Thank Daniel M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Best pizza so far after we have been in Ecuador for more than 3 weeks! Great fun trivia Tuesday night. We came back for breakfast next morning, loved the pancakes and eggs. The hash browns was made to perfection! Met the owners, they are fun and kind people, they also offer surf lessons and other tours. Great place, highly recommend!

1 Thank Cindyzhao88
Port Hardy, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Second year in a row we made the surf shak out central spot for finding out what is going on and visiting with other travelers and lots of expats

1 Thank northislandgal
Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Great American food in the middle of not much Lol. Get all the low down on the area. New owners putting their all in. Something different going on every night

Thank patchat1972
United Kingdom
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

We were excited to eat here based on great reviews. We ordered both the French Toast and the pancakes. Both were terrible (I'm not sure how you even make French Toast taste bad). My boyfriends pancakes were flat, stodgy and a strange brown colour on the inside. Even when we soaked both with "maple syrup" they were still awful as... More 

Thank Billie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malecon de Canoa, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Canoa
  • Phone Number: 967444921
Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?