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Surf Box

25 Meters South Of The Banco Nacional | Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
+506 8349 9773
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Meters South Of The Banco Nacional | Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after hearing positive reviews. All we can say is WOW had something called “shakshuka”? And my wife had tacos. Will be back for sure GREAT FOOD and service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank _peterchamczuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast, lunch and dinner were amazing. My friends and I visited many times during our vacation. The food was great, service outstanding and super environmentally friendly. They don't use any plastic whatsoever. We met the owners who suggested local restaurants and activities in the area....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank canadasdt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the shrimp tacos, chicken tacos, side of beans and rice, and a smoothie. The shrimp tacos and smoothie were amazing. Chicken tacos had a ton of bones, were bland / no flavour, and were so wet that the tortilla was sopping and barely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank reedisonanadventure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only got the smoothies but they were excellent! We went back for another smoothie later in the week. Really nice vibe and very friendly employees.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank yoganancy7
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We stop in multiple times every visit and have yet to find something on the menu that isn't fabulous! The service is always terrific. Don't miss this extraordinary restaurant!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beth H
Reviewed 20 October 2018

What a great place! We loved this spot for so many reasons. Very diverse and interesting menu. All of which is really delicious. We ate breakfast here a few times during our stay. Smoothies are divine and tons of breakfast treats. Lunch and recently dinner...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank intrepidtraveller68
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This sweet cafe/ bistro serves a perfect breakfast/ brunch with delicious coffee selections. There was something on the menu for everyone. The espresso drinks were perfectly prepared. Our table ordered the açaí bowl and an open faced egg breakfast sandwhich with avocado and fresh tomatoes....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank E_Squared131
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My friends and I stopped by here for lunch and we all got açaí bowls. My friends who had never had one before thought they were really good. However I thought the bowl was a little too water-downed. It didn’t have a lot of flavor...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 260ashleighw
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a passing patron of a grocery store today and Trip Advisor’s reviews, we decided to have dinner. What a delightful meal. We both decided to go with the fresh catch of the day, red snapper fillet, asparagus, one with rice, one with massed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank clndnn
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Surf Box is now serving dinner! I recently had the pleasure of dining there with my family. There are multiple salad selections; butternut soup; carnitas, koi, and an amazing "casse croute poutine" for appetizers. "Casse croute poutine" is a classic Montreal dish (Natasha, the owner...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris I
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Raquel H
10 July 2018|
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Response from amparomtl | Property representative |
Hi Raquel, You can see our menu on the images of TripAdvisor or our Facebook page! Hope to meet you soon xox
10 March 2018|
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Response from amparomtl | Property representative |
Hi!! We are now open till 8pm m-f, hoping to be open Saturday's too shortly. Hoping you can come try out our new dinner menu!!!
Dustin R
24 October 2017|
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Response from amparomtl | Property representative |
We are open everyday of the week! Hope to see soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Meters South Of The Banco Nacional | Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
  • Phone Number: +506 8349 9773
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