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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 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.

Thank Beth343
Crested Butte, Colorado
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

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

Thank snoopy1469
Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 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

Thank gagorek007
Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 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 

1 Thank KD923
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Rita C
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 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!!

Thank Bigote60
Dominical, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

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

Thank LyndaCR
Dominical, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

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 !

Thank Gr8fuldead
Bled, Slovenia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

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

1 Thank Manca D
Brendan Jaffer
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 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!

Thank bjincosta

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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?