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Surf Mi

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Bar, Costa Rican, American, Seafood, Pub, South American, Central American
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Near the beach in Esterillos Oeste, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
+506 2778 7164
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This was a regular dining spot for us while in E.O. The food was really good and we were always so happy with the price! It's laid back and open, many of the ex-pat area residents as well as native locals done here. The owners are from Colorado and were very nice.

Thank aliinlv
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love the burgers and when available their shrimp & rice. Beer is cold! They have been doing some remodeling inside. Biggest problem now is hours and days when you can find them open. It is worth a stop to see!

Thank coatiman
Piper P, Owner at Surf Mi, responded to this review

Sorry about being closed. We are now closed for good and will not be reopening in this location. Sorry for the inconvenience . More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice during our visit. Extremely laid back. It is on the "main street" of Esterillos Oeste if it can be called that (it's a dirt road), a few hundred feet from the beach. You can watch people, dogs, cats, chickens and cows wander by. Food was excellent although the menu is not large. I had tuna poke with... More 

Thank Kelli H
Todos Santos, Mexico
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

What a great place to go after a day on the beach or chasing monkeys. The beers are cold (Imperial), and the tuna was fresh. Perfect for bringing kids along. Run by some really nice expats who share their chill vibe with the laid-back clientele.

Thank Chris D
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Great little dive which turns into a night-time hot spot of sorts. They primarily serve local cuisine as well as American bar food; I've had both and you cannot go wrong!

Thank Ben S
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Always great food and cheap beer. A great spot for night life in Esterillos! If you're a Broncos fan, even better!

Thank Kristin T
San Jose, Costa Rica
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch based on TA reviews, no words, the food was amazing, tuna and sesame and fried shrimps dishes were the best! Price is low for the kind of dish we ordered. A must visit for lunch!

Thank lrimolo
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We stopped by for lunch one day and everything was great. Very laid back and relaxed atmosphere and steps away from the ocean.

Thank CPA2003
Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Being from Colorado we had a laugh at the Broncos memorabilia on the walls when we first came in. We almost walked out because we didn't want a gringo hangout- so glad we stayed since this was the best tico Casado lunch we've had and our waiter was really enjoyable. Fish tacos were so delicious too. A great find and... More 

Thank Robbielb
Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed in Esterillos Oeste, for the last two days of our Costa Rica trip. We generally liked the food in Costa Rica every where we went but Surf Mi had the BEST food of our trip. The people that own and work at this bar/restaurant are genuinely nice people who have created kind of a sports bar in this... More 

Thank jdahalifax

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Bar, Costa Rican, American, Seafood, Pub, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near the beach in Esterillos Oeste, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Esterillos Oeste
  • Phone Number: +506 2778 7164

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?