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Surf Shak

) #4 of 12 Restaurants in Canoa $$ - $$$ American,
Malecon de Canoa, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
+593 96 744 4921
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“breakfast” (26 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“fish tacos” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
Malecon de Canoa, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came back to the Surf Shak a few times during our stay. The breakfast with hashbrowns and the french pressed coffee-Amazing! The Happy Hour drinks-Great! The Trivia Night-Awesome *but maybe try and add some questions from the last 20 years? lol

Thank shannanv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing brunch here and the service was excellent. The hash browns are second to none! We also loved chatting to the owner. Thank you for a great morning.

Thank jdawson123
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Surf Shak is a dive. A nice dive. The kind of place Hemingway would have downed Mojitos in. At any given time there may be a half dozen local guys lounging at the tables out front availing themselves of the free WIFI. Big, wooden,...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

this place has a nice vibe. You can eat outside and my friend was very happy with the coffee they served. recommendable...

Thank Chantal G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We went here a couple of times while in Canoa - on Tuesdays they have trivia night and the place was fun and busy, otherwise was dead and we were the only people there. The staff are friendly and helpful though, recommended some local activities...

Thank BmoreExplore
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had the fish tacos, some of the worst I've ever had anywhere. Service was also slow although I was the only customer.

Thank GourmetHiker
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It's a parallel world full of gringos in the middle of a fishing town in Ecuador. You can have awesome pancakes with maple (yes, maple!) in the morning to recharge your batteries after the yoga class. Or enjoy big burgers for dinner.

Thank Anis T
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had a few cocktails here during happy hour. Highly recommend the banana colada. Cocktails were good and not too low on alcohol, so it was a proper cocktail, not a milkshake.

Thank Jeroen & Stépha... D
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome, friendly staff, great service with stellar food and strong drinks! Trivia and poker nights are a must!!!

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 14 November 2016

After the earthquake the surf shack is still alive. One of the few bars in Canoa which are open every day. Very nice staff and friendly, funny owner. Enjoy your drinks there as we did - especially in the happy hour! We did not try...More

Thank Martina B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malecon de Canoa, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Canoa
  • Phone Number: +593 96 744 4921
Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax
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