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Las Velas

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Malecon Escencio (local # 18, Manta, Ecuador
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: I now live in Manta part time and would like to review some restaurants...
I now live in Manta part time and would like to review some restaurants here. Las Velas is the best restaurant on the busiest beach here in Manta. I eat there often. The owner is Diana Felipe, cell 5938-302-1932, and the restaurant phone is 5935-262-9396. The chef is Ariel Vazquez, Chef Internacional. I would love to write it up, if you will accept it.
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The fish was great

6 friends, looking for lunch at the beach, settled on Las Velas, due to their comfy chairs. Everyone tried something different, tuna, dorado, swordfish, arroz y cameron....the tuna was #1, and the arroz had tons of flavourful shrimp. We loved it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2014
Heather R
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Vancouver, Canada
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great Place Beach Side, food was great. Atmosphere is great, seemed like a morning gathering place for Retired folks having fun.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I have been there several time, too many to count, and never had a bad meal yet. Sometimes if they are super busy the service suffers but even then there has only been a couple times I had to remind him for another beer. We tell everyone about the place!!!!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants on the malecon. The food is always fresh and sooo good. When they do get packed the service can be a little slow but when you are on the beach having a beer you have nothing but time. The crepes are one of the best I have ever had. We love that they never rush... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

My Pops and I went there around 2pm and the place was 3/4 full( always a good sign). We sat down and the waitress brought us menus . We asked about drinks she said they had beer . But really they had plenty of booze behind the bar . So we ordered drinks and ceviche. The drinks came our pretty... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

6 friends, looking for lunch at the beach, settled on Las Velas, due to their comfy chairs. Everyone tried something different, tuna, dorado, swordfish, arroz y cameron....the tuna was #1, and the arroz had tons of flavourful shrimp. We loved it!

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Saturdays are Gringo lunches with great food and drink and good prices. We love to eat there when we feel like sitting on the beach with great food and cold crevasses. It is my husband and my favorite place to relax and the people there are great. Join us.

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Courtice, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Just returned from dinner and had great expectations after reading reviews. Ordered the grilled lobster plate for $25 for a treat. Plate arrived but no lobster on the plate so I called the waiter over but he said no, there is no lobster in the plate ??? Really ... Many other boardwalk restaurants have pictures of their lobsters ... Perhaps... More 

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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant twice in the last 6 months, it is definitely the best place to eat on the Malecon (Manta sea front). It's a beachside restaurant so don't expect a grand setting, it's white plastic chairs with padded covers. Though what you are going for is the seafood, which is very good, great cerviche and on my... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Husband had the corvina simply seasoned with garlic, and some lemon, It was excellent. Margarita very weak, little to no tequila because prices are very high on liquor in Ec. Nice breeze off the ocean made the experience even better

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Quito, Ecuador
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Nearly missed this place amongst a row of mundane eateries. I noticed the somewhat faded Trip Advisor sign so went in. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fish cerviche and Lomo de Corvina. Prices reasonable and good service, the latter particularly, given that a US tour group had taken over half of the seating. Only prob.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malecon Escencio (local # 18, Manta, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Manta

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eastern European

Description

I now live in Manta part time and would like to review some restaurants here. Las Velas is the best restaurant on the busiest beach here in Manta. I eat there often. The owner is Diana Felipe, cell 5938-302-1932, and the restaurant phone is 5935-262-9396. The chef is Ariel Vazquez, Chef Internacional. I would love to write it up, if you will accept it.

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