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Reviewed 6 March 2021

A must place to go In Tamarindo! Fantastic burgers, wings, fish tacos Insane fries! Worth the trip! Pura Vida!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2020 via mobile

Best burger in Costa Rica (of all the burgers I have tried... and we’ve lived here 18 years). Awesome fries. My husband and son had the peanut butter bacon burger, my mother and daughter had bacon avocado cheeseburger, and I had the mushroom and caramelizada...onion burger... it was amazeballs. If you get the bacon cheese fries, know that it comes with only real cheese (not a sauce) and a ton of bacon... and it’s huge.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 March 2020

We had just arrived in Tamarindo and our room wasn't ready and it was lunchtime, so we looked up spots for lunch for our family with two teens and found good reviews for Surf Shack. It didn't look like much from the outside at first...- think hangar style, metallic walls and very, very casual - with old licence plates from all over the world on the walls and broken or old surf boards, but it was perfect. It was quite busy as a large group of a few families had just arrived before. The main waiter seemed overwhelmed a bit (there was one other girl helping), but luckily the cutout to the kitchen where the cook (owner?) was working (alone) called out to say we could be waiting as long as 40 minutes for our food because of the large group who arrived. But then he generously and kindly said that if we could give our order right away then he'd prepare our food first. Needless to say, we did just that and the burgers, fries and shakes were delicious...hand cut fries, big milkshake served in the metal mixing cup, juicy burgers with interesting topping choices.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

Return visit did NOT disappoint...fantastic burgers, wonderful milkshakes...lovely mom and pop operation. Simple, inexpensive location just off the beach in THE perfect beach town! Will return as soon as we can!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

What an amazing place!! From the lovely chilled out atmosphere overlooking the sea, to the great enthusiastic staff, the place really is amazing. The food is a whole other story. We have been there I believe 5 times now in around a week and a...half and just can’t get enough of it. The food is so so yummy and so reasonably priced too. On average, 2 meals with 2 beers each comes to around $40 which is so good for Tamarindo. We have tried the bacon and cheese burger which was awesome, the chicken tacos that I absolutely recommend (best I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot of tacos), the cheese sandwich burger - no words for that one, it was delicious. I also tried the Tamarindo hot dog, that was still very good but I prefer the other meals. I believe the owner is the chef and the food is really made with a lot of care. You cannot miss out on the surf shack if you’re in Tamarindo!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

Tucked away just back from the beach is this good lunch stop. Great burgers 🍔 and fries at good prices. Probably won’t visit again as so many places to eat in Tamarindo but this is I no way a reflection on Surf Shack and happy...to recommend to burger 🍔 lovers.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

We happened into this restaurant the night before we were scheduled to leave. Lucky for everywhere else we did because we may not have gone anywhere else. We both got a bacon/cheese burger and fries. The burger was absolutely delicious! We’re not talking fancy food,...just excellent tasting food! We asked for a glass of water and received a huge plastic cup of water with ice which is fantastic in the CR heat. Next time we get to Tamarindo this will be our first dinner!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

Bring your own..CR ketchup sucks..too sweet. Burgers and fries are really good for CR. Atmosphere is nice being able to watch the surfers are Witches Rock

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

I understand you maybe visiting a different country but if you want a taste of America at a good price with decent taste look no further. We stopped by twice just to have a beer and some wings and burgers at this super relaxed establishment....It is not to far from the beach with great service and excellent food. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

We ate here twice the Philly steak was fantastic we had also had a burger, wings and the fish all of it was great. Awesome atmosphere friendly and real fast service we ate here twice it was so good the first time had to come...back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from BeachLover5577 | Property representative |
As long as the pets are well behaved we are pet friendly. We do ask owners of American Staffords to leave their pets at home. Thanks
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Suzan L
13 April 2018|
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Response from raptorsmile | Reviewed this property |
When we visited they told us cash only
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Hello. We do have liquor now :) we hope to see you soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Shack Burgers & Wings

  • Yes, Surf Shack Burgers & Wings offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Surf Shack Burgers & Wings offers delivery services.

  • Surf Shack Burgers & Wings is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5