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Las Velas

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Malecon Escencio (local # 18, Manta, Ecuador
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fish!

Met the Manta Expats today and had a great lunch of swordfish, shrimp and mushroom risotto. I was fantastic. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
MarkinManta
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Manta, Ecuador
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East Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is a nice restaurant located at the Murcielago Beach, you can enjoy the food while watching at the sea. It's not a fancy or expensive restaurant but clean and neat. People who serve at this restaurant is very kind and friendly. Sea food is just great!!!!!

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Thank pavon a
Manta, Ecuador
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Met the Manta Expats today and had a great lunch of swordfish, shrimp and mushroom risotto. I was fantastic. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

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Thank MarkinManta
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very tasteful food, reasonable prices, great view and ocean breeze. Their seafood is delicious. Highly recommended.

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Thank Timur T
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Ric L
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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Thank Doug N
San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank P N
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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