Surf Shack

239 MacArthur Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

Surf Shack
4.5
4.5 Stars

28 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 15
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 29 Reviews
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  • 28 Reviewers
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Jaja R.
4.0 Stars

Went here for dinner. Wanted to have something light so I opted for the Chicken Burrito. Taste is okay. The service is generous.

Staff here are very friendy, lakas din maka-good vibes ng place!

I initially wanted to try their brick-oven pizza but since I'm alone, I may not be able to finish it. Maybe next time :)

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Irene Y.
5.0 Stars
5

Good food.
Great drinks.
Perfect for people who wants to enjoy local street food and drinks while having a good time after a day of surfing.. 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

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Nina Karmela G.
4.0 Stars

Surf Shack is one of those famous dining places in La Union. If you're looking for a place with a chill and hippy vibe, then this one's for you!

For the pizzas, we ordered Milano's Cheesy Delight and Beef Tapa. I liked the cheese pizza. It was simple yet the flavor was solid! We also ordered their chicken wings. It was also good! The spicy ones were really spicy, according to my friends!

Must try! Highly recommended!

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Reann G.
4.0 Stars
7

Surf Shack is one of the popular places to dine in San Juan. It's just a small place where people can enjoy good food and relax.

We just finished a hike when we decided to eat there so we ordered several dishes to satisfy the hunger.

I loved their Golden Tinapa Pesto (P278)!!! It was good but it was a little salty as well. I'm not sure if it was because of the Tinapa or its just really salty that time. I still liked it nevertheless. The other pasta dish that we tried was the Princess Miliana's Heaven Pasta (P308) that had truffle oil. I didn't like it, my friends did, but I didnt. It was sweet and tasted weird for me. I'm not fond of sweet savoury dishes so that might also be one of the reasons why I wouldn't get this when I go back.

We also tried their brick oven pizzas - Taco Loco (P298) and Bacnotan Longganisa (P258). I really did not enjoy the pizzas but I liked the Bacnotan compared to the Taco Loco that was just packed with the different toppings found on their nachos. It was something new to see under a pizza menu but it's really not something I'd want to have. It was a bit dry, it's as if I'm just eating salad on a bread :/ the Bacnotan, on the other hand, was loaded with cheese and I liked that very much!

The nachos was also surprisingly good! It was loaded with toppings and the chips was also crunchy!

The other dishes were also good but nothing really stood out. The wings was ok, I was a bit full the time it was served so I wasn't really able to enjoy it.

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Zai M.
4.0 Stars

For 2 years now, we go to La Union to volunteer for Team Surf (an event for special kids wherein they get the chance to learn how to surf). We really enjoyed Elyu's food scene besides the beach. It was also our 2nd time to eat at Surf Shack. Like other restaurants in Elyu, super chill vibes here. I don't know but there's something in this city that makes me feel so relaxed and stress-free. Haha! 128517 We went there around 11:30 pm. There was a stage performer who accepts song requests. Mostly reggae songs were played that night 128077🏻. This was the perfect place to spend Saturday night during our stay in Elyu. Aaaand!! Luke Landrigan was there that time, too!! Hihihi 127940🏼

We ordered the same pizza we ordered last year (haha rigid 128517) since we missed it 128513 The Bocnotan thin crust pizza is cheesy, delicious and unique. We had nachos again and it tasted okay. It was cheesy had olives on it. Prices range from 200+ to 300+ kinda pricey but it's worth the try 128077🏻 Service was better this time compared to our experience last year. Hehe.

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars

We had our dinner here and I must say this is a great place to chill and enjoy some drinks. We tried their Bognotan Pizza as seen in the picture which is a best seller since it's made of the local Vigan Loganissa. It taste good. The garlicy flavor of the loganissa did not overpower the cheese and red sauce goodness. We tried their nachos and it was good too. Really cheesy with black olives and generous ground pork. The wings though is a disappointment. We tried the original one and requested for extra hot sauce for it. The serving is small. The wings does not have breading and it's just so small. Comparable to its price, it's not worth it. The sour cream tastes good though. But, in comparison to some good wings in the metro, it cannot level to them. The drinks are reasonably priced. We had Smirnoff Mule at Php 65 per bottle. My friend had cocktails and it's great! The raspberry drink is good too. Live band is present as well which makes it to a really cozy evening. I like the song they played and the crowd sings along too, you can also request your songs. They also offer Baguio brew beers that are fresh at the market. Overall, Surf Shack is a great place to hangout. Reasonably priced or at least for us it is since we're 8. But yeah, a must to try and experience in San Juan.

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Diane S.
5.0 Stars

Super yummy food, nice ambiance, and music! Just a street across the San Juan Surf Resort.

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Luisa E.
3.0 Stars

Sun was too bright hehe no food pic. Oopsie.
I got oysters Php168, kani salad php188 and princess Miliana's heaven pasta php308.

The oysters were small and at 6 pcs. Squeezed some lemon on it and yum!!! Loved the kani salad, it was smothered by sesame dressing. The pasta was just plain too creamy and that's it not enough flavor.

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Debbie E.
4.0 Stars

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily routines, chill out at surf shack.the cold breeze from the beach gives a relaxing feeling, go star gazing and submerge yourself with the galaxy. Candle-lit type of dinner/chill out place and best shared with friends and or family.

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Jown P.
4.0 Stars

Tried Surf Shack since my friend told us that it's yummy and worth it. Good thing it didn't disappoint us.

The price wasn't that expensive and the food was good!
I loved the Nachos over everything else. We also had All Meat Pizza which was okay. The Pasta was good too. We tried the TNT Pasta which i was a bit hessitant since hindi ako mahilig sa seafood pero it was surprisingly good pero buti nalang tikim lang ako kasi I might not make it alive after eating a whole plate (praning aa allergies). The pasta with meatballs was good too. Generous serving of meatballs.

1 extra star just because the place was extra cozy and "presko". I think live bands play there at night sayang hindi namin naabutan since we were there for an early dinner. Thumbs up also for the music they play, lakas maka- early 2000! 128077🏻

#12days

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Isha S.
4.0 Stars

Last meal at La Union!

Surf Shack is supposedly one of the go-to restaurants when in La Union, so we decided to go ahead and give it a try. It's located conveniently along the highway, beside a Moonleaf shop. The dining area is al fresco, but there's enough shade to keep you cool. The whole place is chill with splashes of bright colors, surf boards on display as well as framed pictures of surfers and the beach on one wall.

On to the food! They offer pastas, pizzas, burritos, burgers and wings. They also have cocktails and beer. Price is a bit on the high range from 200-300+++. I got their shrimp campi pasta, while my friends ordered other types of pasta including pesto, vegetarian, etc. We also had nachos and the seafood pizza for sharing.

I enjoyed the food! Tasted good and serving was pretty hefty, especially my friends' burrito and burger. I also liked the seafood pasta. Thin crust, with a fair amount of ingredients on top. Buffalo tenders were a bit spicy for me, though. Nachos was just meh.

I have to commend the staff as well, though. I know how hard it is to get orders and attend to a kind of big group, but our waitress handled it like a pro. Answered our questions, gave us suggestions and got all our orders right. Kudos!

This place definitely has some good food offers here, and is definitely recommended! 128077

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Zinia A.
5.0 Stars

We tried both of these and were so lucky that we ordered it - highly recommended and generous with the ingredients.

chunky clam chowder - shell-free pacific clams and diced potatoes in seafood cream broth topped with croutons and crunchy bacon P208

Golden Tinapa Pesto - Fresh basil pesto, olives, capers, and the piece de resistance: Golden tinapa flakes! trickled with parmesan cheese and chopped cashew nuts P278

For dessert, try the pastries in moonleaf next door.

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Roy T.
5.0 Stars

Surf Shack was the best restaurant we dined in during our LU short vacation last week. It made all our tummies happy after an hour of surfing at Urbiztondo Beach. Never thought surfing would be so tiring that we were really hungry, thankfully not hangry (yet). 128514

This resto's just along the highway near the beach, maybe 10-15 minute car ride, and it's right beside a Moonleaf branch and a barbecue station, which I heard has good food. The interiors all in all is very nice. The place is open air but with sufficient ventilation and shade that we did not feel too hot even under the high noon sun. It gave me that relaxing feel with frames of pictures of the beach, surfers, and other stuff, on the walls, surf boards, and other surf-related stuff. Even the tables were interesting, some were decorated with different colored bottle caps formed into a circle. They also had this bar with a good assortment of drinks. I wonder how the place looks like during nighttime.

The food. Most were really good and super worth the price. We should've dined here at least twice during our visit. We had bad experiences with the other places we went to.

Golden tinapa pesto (4.5128077🏻) I really liked this and I thought it can be shared by two people.

Buffalo tenders (4.5128077🏻) because it was so good even without its dip. Very tasty even into the meat. We were supposed to get the buffalo wings, their bestseller, but we were informed it's out of stock. So disappointing. 'It's like telling us it's good but you can't have it.'128528

Seafood pizza (3.5128077🏻) it was okay for me. it lacked something i cannot point out.

Nachos (128078🏻128078🏻) skip this. it lacked taste and even the toppings were not enough!

Other friends got burrito, shrimp campi pasta, etc. tried the burrata and it was a hefty serving. the shrimp campi pasta was also good.

Thanks Roegan T for recommending this btw! 128516 it's good!

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Antonio Lorenzo Q.
5.0 Stars

Besides the surf-worthy waves and beaches La Union is famous for, this joint along McArthur highway is also one way to complement that trip up north. With unbelievably cheap prices and mouthwatering treats, Surf Shack is indeed a place where "Surf and Turf" can be exemplified. Best seller here would be their delectable Chamorro BBQ, which can be either pork or chicken based. Love rice? Well, don't be surprised if you order extra ones with this meal...

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Shiela Joy R.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jerrick S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Dominic D.
5.0 Stars

To lose yourself.

These are some of the reasons why any person goes on a roadtrip.

However, what we found was something strangely familiar: good food.

Be it their boneless chicken or their pizzas, what these remind a person are the days of old.

Hanging out with friends,
a laid back lifestyle that did not involve counting calories or hurrying back to work,
or just maybe, the satisfactaction of finding the simple joy of enjoying a good meal.

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Mikmik S.
4.0 Stars

Food was awesome! :) The place is jam-packed on a Saturday night so make sure to have a table reserved for you. Lucky for us we got a table right away but we were seated outside which is fine because you can also hear the music. The acoustic singer was great (awesome playlist, btw). Crews were very attentive and friendly.

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Kiko G.
3.0 Stars

We stayed at Kahuna Resort and Spa in La Union. A few steps away from our hotel is the Surf Shack. It's not hard to identify the place because it's always packed.

I ordered their Surf Shack Burger and it was okay. The patty was tasteless, dry and too small compared to the size of the bun. It was served with chips on the side and it was delicious.

Their Taba ng Talangaka Pasta was delicious and a must try.

They have a lot of options when it comes to beverages and it's a nice play for "tambay".

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Liezzy M.
4.0 Stars

preferred the bacnotan longganisa pizza > momma lou's gourmet tuyo pizza. but both worth trying 128076🏼

must try: lava fries. it's 10084️ (wasn't able to try their nachos, read from other reviews that it's a must. oh well, next time perhaps 128528).

for pasta try their tnt pasta. red sauce cooked with taba ng talangka (hello high cholesterol) and shrimp. 127844127837

if you're up to the challenge, try their dynamite chili cheese and buffalo wings chili flavor 128293

sad that we weren't able to try their shakes. only 4 banana shakes were available that time 128586

service and staff: 128077🏼

place: open- area set up (like a garage-turned-resto-place) with this kind of pretty hot and humid weather, eating may not be that comfortable (but would still enjoy the experience bec of the taste of the food 128522).

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