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Las Velas

Malecon Escencio (local # 18, Manta, Ecuador
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Ranked #12 of 47 Restaurants in Manta
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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  • Spanish first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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les laurentides
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant on the malecon at # 18, caters good food at a well price Nice view of the beach area Helpful staff

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have attended a couple Gringo meet-ups here and have enjoyed our meals each time. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful (one of the owners speaks English). So with our broken Spanish and their English, we did fine! The food is very good. We enjoyed their fried shrimp. The arroz con camarones is also very good. The... More

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Sonoita, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Staff at our hotel recommended Las Velas for lunch today. Ambiance was the mostly pleasant, typical beachfront restaurant with occasional vendors, beggars and musicians adding to the experience. Service was adequate. Prices seemed high but we've just come from San Clemente. Shrimp ceviche was unremarkable compared to all of the other shrimp and seafood ceviches we've eaten along the coast... More

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Manta, Ecuador
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Las Velas is on the malecon (boardwalk) in Manta. Its location is perfect for people watching, having a cross breeze makes it even more appealing. Their chairs are padded and thus very comfortable for lounging around. The beer is ice cold and very reasonably priced. The menu is quite extensive but more important....it serves very good food and is clean.... More

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