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La Tasca de Carlos

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Cordova 1002 entre P. Icaza y 9 de Octubre | Cordova 1002 entre P. Icaza y 9 de Octubre, Guayaquil, Provincia de Guayas, Guayaquil A1002E, Ecuador
042300783
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
La major comida española

The attention is perfect. The staff is super friendly and very well trained. The owners are there all the time. The food is superb and with good portions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Luis B
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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The attention is perfect. The staff is super friendly and very well trained. The owners are there all the time. The food is superb and with good portions.

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Thank Luis B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was not genuine Spanish cuisine. Very poor selection of vines. Service was ok but nothing special at all.

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Thank Quim G
Porto Alegre, RS
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

6 dollars for a small bottle of Heineken, 10 dollars for 5 slices of salami. Beers are not on the menu so I assume prices are set according to the customer. Not worth your time.

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Since they were not, we had a late lunch there today. It would have been nice to have been hungrier and tried more dishes. We arrived around 2:30, about an hour before they close, and were immediately seated. I ordered a glass of red wine (followed by a second) and my wife had two glasses of sangria. Both were good,... More 

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Chiang Mai
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Delicious tapas with a range of beers and wines at different prices (something not to common in Ecuador). The portions are big enough to share 3 tapas between 2 people and leave feeling nicely full. By far the best food we found in this particular area of Guayaquil. It's a 4 and not a 5 because they close early, so... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There are some places that just feel comfortable to us. La Tasca de Carlos in Guayaquil is one of them. On a recent Saturday afternoon in December, my wife and I decided to take a break from our ramblings in downtown Guayaquil and struck a route for the 9 de Octubre corridor to look for a snack. 9 de Octubre... More 

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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

After attempt #2 to find this restaraunt (the sign is very flat and small). My family and I (a party of six) ordered a bunch of tapas to share. We had the octopus, antipasto, calamari, shrimp, tuna and more. To be honest a lot of them were average (but the best food I've tasted in Guayaquil). The only dish I... More 

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Thank Jsc6
Jakarta, Indonesia
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A real Spanish tasca in Guayaquil, very good in sea food. A good alternative if you want to very from the Equatorianian fare

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Guayaquil
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This restaurant is 15 minutes away from home and I visit it 3-4 times per year. The service is really good and also the food quality. Atmosphere is quiet and not loud music or so which makes it perfect for family meals. Restaurant is family owned with a plenty of tradition in Ecuador. The Samborondon area is very safe and... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

In their two locations, (downtown and La Torre via Samborondon) they go overboard to please you. Carlos and Victoria ( the parents) in the downtown one and Alicia and Alvaro ( daughter and son in law) in la Torre are used to treat you as family.. It sure is one of our favorite restaurants. We have known the owners for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cordova 1002 entre P. Icaza y 9 de Octubre | Cordova 1002 entre P. Icaza y 9 de Octubre, Guayaquil, Provincia de Guayas, Guayaquil A1002E, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 042300783

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings

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