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US$ 5 - US$ 12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers were amazing and definitely the best we had in Costa Rica. The frozen drinks like the strawberry margarita and pina colada are so good as well. The lady working even topped off my drink with what was left in the blender when I...was done. Don’t miss out on Free Fry Friday!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021

place was virtually empty [we arrived early]. we were promptly seated. server was friendly,efficient and flexible. [we are Keto only]. generous size servings of food and wine. prices are a very good value. we will return.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021

Surf Shack has amazing food for a good price. The service is also very good. I was in Costa Rica for 5 days and went to Surf Shack for 3 of them.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021

After a week of (excellent) traditional Costa Rican food our teens were hankering for burgers, and boy were we lucky to find this place! We all declared this the best burgers and shakes we had ever had. We started with excellent chips and guacamole, and...the kids ordered Oreo, strawberry, and mango shakes - all excellent and so creamy. Then we had a variety of burgers, including the Grilled Cheese burger (a burger with 2 grilled cheeses for buns!!) Our oldest daughter is a vegetarian and got the mushroom burger and loved it. We expected to have leftovers as we already felt half-full after the chips and shakes, and the burgers were huge. But they were so delicious we had almost nothing left! A few fries (also great) and 1/4 of the grilled cheese burger were all that was left. The atmosphere was so fun too - surfboard decor and peek-a-book view of the beach, and our server was so friendly and good. A definite gem, and though not Costa Rican food, very Tamarindo in feel and location. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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.

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