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The Shack Restaurant and Bar

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$$ - $$$
Central American, American, Bar, Costa Rican
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2009 Highway 911, Surfside | Between The Castle and Perla's, Playa Potrero 55215, Costa Rica
+506 2654 6038
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08:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 21:30
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped for dinner one night, and talked with the owner a bit. We got a couple of quesadillas and shrimp tacos. Everything was tasty and filled us up. A great little place to stop and close to the beach if you want to stop on down to see a sunset.

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Thank besdogs3
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing special, very mesdiocre food. The menu is very limited, we went on super ball night and no excitement, maybe everyone was as la perlas.

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Thank Rachel G
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast the first day since we couldn't check into our hotel yet and we're starving. We both were not too impressed with the food we got. The rice and beans were way overcooked to where we left them on the plate. I got a burrito with avocado and was also not very impressed. We both maybe ate... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice lunch here. Simple but tasty food. My wife says the fried plantain were the best she's had. The owner, Jay, is from Cambridge MA and has Boston sports on the TV. Would have gone back if we had been in the area longer.

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Thank Rick K
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great coffee with my food at this awsome little spot. Nic and Shireen From Sudbury, ontario, canada

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Thank NicjBrisson83
TheShackCostaRica, Owner at The Shack Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Pura vida, Nic and Shireen! We love our Costa Rican coffee... More 

Brooklin
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Potrero 4 years ago and are hitting all our favorite restaurants now that we are back. Had a nice lunch at the shack. The chimichungas were great along with a nice fresh salad and rice and beans. Fast service and cold beer.....what else can you ask for!

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Thank Lisa3452
TheShackCostaRica, Owner at The Shack Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your support and we're so glad you enjoyed your lunch at The Shack. More 

London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Costa Rican food, decent prices, friendly service. 2 minute walk from the Bahia Del Sol hotel, so very handy if you are staying there

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Thank Laura G
TheShackCostaRica, Owner at The Shack Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, Laura! Take care. More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food and nice staff. Local food, great drinks and the place is good for lunch and dinner. Would recommend a shake :)

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Thank Chan T
TheShackCostaRica, Owner at The Shack Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! Happy travels! More 

Edgewood, Kentucky
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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our place, per a recommendation from a semi-local guy at the Monkey Bar. It's the best bar we're come across so far and the food is perfect. Pretty darn nice. Highly recommended while in Playa Flamingo. Great place.

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Thank LuvDCaribbean
Brasilito, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love the Shack. Always great music on Thursdays. We also love the breakfast - personally my favorite thing about the restaurant.

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Thank Joey J
TheShackCostaRica, Owner at The Shack Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

It's always great to see you guys! We really appreciate the review :) Pura vida. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Cuisine
Central American, American, Bar, Costa Rican
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Highway 911, Surfside | Between The Castle and Perla's, Playa Potrero 55215, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 6038
Description
Nos alegra ofrecer comida típico de Costa Rica y los Estados Unidos, cafe caliente, cerveza fría, música en vivo cada jueves, y espacio afuera para disfrutar a la naturaleza. Estamos un restaurante de la comunidad! Vengan para compartir comida rica y relajen un rato con sus amigos aquí. Nos avisa que la hora de cerrar (9:30pm) es solamente para la cocina... El bar queda abierto hasta ustedes no quieren mas guaro! * * * * * * * * * We're happy to offer typical Costa Rican and American dishes, hot coffee, cold beer, live music every Thursday, and an outdoor space to enjoy the natural environment. We're a community restaurant! Come to share a great meal and relax for a while with your friends. Please note that the closing hour listed (9:30pm) is for the kitchen only... The bar is open until you don't want any more guaro!

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