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Picanteria El Marino

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Malecon de Tarqui & Calle 110 | Frente Redondel Playita Mia, Manta, Ecuador
+593 9352382071
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Looking for real local food?

El Marino goes way back in Manta, actually some decades. I love the place, great seafood at affordable prices. Real local "beach" cuisine, not a fancy gourmet restaurant, if you are in for the try. I don't rate it with five only because the place in itself could be better. It does not have its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
727joserodrigo
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

El Marino goes way back in Manta, actually some decades. I love the place, great seafood at affordable prices. Real local "beach" cuisine, not a fancy gourmet restaurant, if you are in for the try. I don't rate it with five only because the place in itself could be better. It does not have its own parking and the place... More 

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thanks for choosing us, we are more than glad to have people like you as a client More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is another one of our favorites in town!!! We stop here after working out at the gym, they always have our table ready as soon as they see us drive up!! The seafood is always fresh and the staff are very friendly!!!!

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doug muchas gracias por su opinion y siempre estaremos para servirle More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The variety of seafood is fresh. The resturant is right across the street from the beach. The service is fast and the staff are friendly. The orange juice tasted amazing freshly squeeze. The place seems cleaned.

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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262 reviews 262 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The restaurant is simple and looks not very nice. But the fish is fresh and tasty. We had Camotillo, a locsl fish eating only shrimps. It was delicious. 15 USD. The desert was fine too. Good service. The place is very well known from businessmen. Would go back. It's opposite to the fishmarket. Fresh products guaranted!

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Manta, Ecuador
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has been here forever and has a great reputation. The ceviche is wonderful as are all their dishes. It gets quite busy at lunch so try not to visit at 1:00 as a table may be hard to find. The restaurant s located on the waterfront across the highway, so the atmosphere is local and just ok but... More 

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Holland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We ate here many times during our trip to Manta. They served the best Shrimp and Rice we had on our entire trip. The serving was large enough for two people. We always had the same server and he was great! Loved this place.

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Manta, Ecuador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This place is always packed with local business people for lunch, and the reason is that the food is yummy. The service is also fast and friendly and our waiter spoke English (most don't here). This place is just across the street from the fresh fish market in Tarqui, rather than in the tourist area. Definitely worth the $1 cab... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Excellent food, tasty, not too expensive, excellent service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malecon de Tarqui & Calle 110 | Frente Redondel Playita Mia, Manta, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Manta
  • Phone Number: +593 9352382071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?