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“Great Tuesday Night Special”
Review of Surf Shak

Surf Shak
Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Canoa
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax
San Clemente Ecuador
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Tuesday Night Special”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We live in Ecuador and travel to Canoa for mini vacations. We always make sure to have a meal or two or three at this small restaurant. On our last visit we tried their Tuesday night special, T-bone steak. I was a bit dubious on the quality of the steak, it's difficult in our area on the coast to find steaks similar to the US. Not anymore ! It was tender and tasty. So if you're in the area on a Tuesday night, give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Rico!

  • Visited July 2013
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Strasburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, outstanding service”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Surf Shak has a friendly, back home feel. It is very welcoming and the food is great as well. The burgers are outstanding. All of the staff are friendly and work hard. Don't forget to try one of the locally made chocolate chip cookies.

Visited June 2013
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Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great lunches”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had tuna melts here on two occasions. They also have French press coffee. It is the place to sign up for surf lessons and paragliding. The best part of the beach is right across from there. It is a place to meet other travellers and there is lots going on. The staff can also arrange taxis for you to continue on your adventure if you choose to go that way, rather than by bus.

  • Visited May 2013
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Canoa, Ecuador
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing salads”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Arriving in Canoa, we had two great meals at the Surf Shak. The crunchy fish taco's were tasty, but the Shak's chicken cobb salad is amazing. The Surf Shak is definitely a gringo bar, but has a lot of local and travelers to make it an interesting and fun place to hang out. We enjoyed our time and meals at the Shak.

  • Visited May 2013
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Goderich, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“cool place!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

awesome food! great people, you feel like home! cool vibe and the best cocktails in town, the happy hour is the best!... the price is reasonable for the quality of the food, they have the best burgers I've tried in Ecuador and please try the fish tacos!!!

Visited February 2013
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Thank natkat85
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