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Malecon de Canoa, Canoa, Ecuador
967444921
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Expat Haven!

This is definitely the place for any foreigner from North America to visit if you are looking for a familiar atmosphere away from home. It mostly serves as a bar and expat hangout, but we spent a couple of nights eating here and the restaurant was usually full at dinner time. The place serves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
John P
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Quito, Ecuador
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there a year ago and really was looking forward to returning. I couldn't been more disappointed, had to go inside to snag a waiter, who didn't clean the table when he arrived with the menu and when the food arrive (quicker than on our last visit) it was inedible! Fish taco was not fresh and chewy, the burger... More 

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Thank Robert W
Murrumbateman, Australia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for drinks & meeting people, only 8mins walk along the beach from Canoa beach hotel. Great spot to people watch as well.

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Thank Lisa T
Kennesaw, Georgia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We have only been here two times. We loved it very much, it had quite a few expats visiting it. We just had drinks, but we are told the food is delicious. We will go back again.

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Thank Msherrid
Quito, Ecuador
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is definitely the place for any foreigner from North America to visit if you are looking for a familiar atmosphere away from home. It mostly serves as a bar and expat hangout, but we spent a couple of nights eating here and the restaurant was usually full at dinner time. The place serves your typical bar type meals (but... More 

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Thank John P
Nelson, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great spot, fun, good food, right on the beach. Friendly staff. Clean bathrooms. If you get a seat outside you can watch the sunset from your table.

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NH
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Breakfast...lunch...dinner...awesome!...go here when in Canoa!!!...Food...Fun...Friends! American owners with big hearts will do their best to see that you are satisfied...Ecuador at its best!

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Thank corlalNH
Ecuador
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Excellent beachfront restaurant. I was greeted by the new owners and tried the coffee which was excellent. I returned for the MahiMahi tacos for lunch which were delicious. Returned for the Happy Hour 2 for 1 (1800-2000hrs). I enjoyed a very generous Cuba Libre. Nice place, clean, friendly, great prices.

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Thank Amigo48582
Olten, Switzerland
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246 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Nicely decorated place right at the beach-road. Extensive list of food and drinks on offer (not alcohol on Sundays though). Almost every night there's an event (poker-night etc.) and they also have tours and activities on offer. Definitely worth checking out.

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Thank Dryanta
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a warm, friendly place in the middle of Canoa's main drag. They have REAL french press coffee, as advertised, delicious breakfast, and their burgers look amazing although I haven't tried them. Lots of ex-pats hang out there, and the new owners are super nice. My husband and I had fun at trivia night, and later in the week... More 

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Thank Serina D
County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you're in Canoa and looking for a good place to eat you should really try the Surf Shak right on the beach front. We ate breakfast 6 days in a row and between the four of us we tried each item on the menu... we were very hungry, what can I say?! Catering for Western tastes the good people... More 

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Thank Steven O

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malecon de Canoa, Canoa, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Canoa
  • Phone Number: 967444921

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Bar/Restaurant ambiente tipo relax

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