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Olas Banditos: Muy Fresco Esencial Debe Tener

Waves Bandits

Let’s call it “vital wave” or that “practically vital” must-have in every surfing spot “food hut”. I’ve read somewhere that it’s almost necessary for any surfer eatery to have a burrito. If that’s similarly the case in San Juan’s Surf Town, then Olas Banditos is right up the alley.

Pulgares Hacia Arriba
Pulgares Hacia Arriba

And rightfully spot on, from the shore between Kahuna and San Juan Surf Resort, there’s an alley and on the right side by the corner along the main highway is this Mexican food joint.

Being in this “north shore”, “A” ordered the Ilocos Norte Burrito. It was one huge burrito that can actually satisfy two unless you’re really hungry… “It’s way gnarly dude”, they might as well call it a “surfer in a pipeline”.

Ilocos Norte Burrito
Ilocos Norte Burrito

Taco’bout taqueria, “C” had a chicken taco as the beef taco wasn’t available then. Stuffed with a generous serving of fillings, your appetite will be “totally stoked dude!”

Chicken Taco
Chicken Taco

Whereas for “L”, it was cheese quesadilla as usual. You know he likes it when he makes his sound of affirmation, “Mmmm” which he did.

Cheese Quesadilla
Cheese Quesadilla

And as for me, I had their beef flauta. A rolled-up tortilla topped with salsa and strewn with what seems to be their signature relish as it was similar to that of the taco.

Beef Flauta
Beef Flauta

Adding up to the Surf Town “air” and tropical feel is their open space. Thus for lunch time, it was a bit hot so these refreshments served to cool our body temps down:

Agua Fresca Dalandan and Mango
Agua Fresca Dalandan and Mango
Horchata
Horchata

If my translation serves me right, ‘Olas Banditos’ means “waves bandits” which could as well be that of what ebbs your wave of cravings just like that “burrito to a surfer” overtone.

“Seguro to deberías intentar cuando en San Juan amigo!”

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