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Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 0904, Ecuador
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but expensive!

Good quality and service but pricey for Ecuadorian standards! Expect to pay around $30 per person. This is an excellent restaurant if you come from abroad to try crabs prepared the Ecuadorian way! Good and tasty food! Service is OK!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Derrick M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Querétaro
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I ate a Langostinos plate and was very good. They have safety taxi service available in 10 min. It's expensive in my opinion but is a good choice.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good quality and service but pricey for Ecuadorian standards! Expect to pay around $30 per person. This is an excellent restaurant if you come from abroad to try crabs prepared the Ecuadorian way! Good and tasty food! Service is OK!

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West orange , NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

we had the ebst food in all Ecuqador and galapagos at this restaurant, we had the famous crabs, The staff is super friendly and was only 10 m from our hotel by taxi

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A friend and I went to this restaurant the other night and had a wonderful time. The place was cute and we felt very welcome. It's a nice restaurant and the food is outstanding and the prices are reflected in that. Our waiter was attentive and really nice. The only thing I would suggest is that even though they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The place has the best crabs in town! I go there frequently and the crabs are ALWAYS delicious. The staff is super friendly and courteous.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I always order the crab legs. They are definitely very meaty and delicious. I am not a big fan of the atmosphere but you can't find better crab legs anywhere in the city.

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188 reviews 188 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you want good crabs in Guayaquil in a nice restaurant setting, this is the place to go. The crabs were fresh and tasty. I highly recommend this place!

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Red crab has a cheesy decor and un-impressive food. We had the red crab special which featured a cold shredded crab with sweet dates, a hot crab-topped rice, and another cold shredded crab thing I can't recall. It was okay but nothing special, although the portions were generous. The soup (some yellow soup with crabs and seafood) was too salty.... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

AMAZING food, service and atmosphere!!! Their extensive menu has a little bit of everything (pasta, steak, crabs and amazing desserts!! totally recommend the Lemon Pie!!) One of our favorites was the seafood risotto. The service was great and all the servers were very kind!! Price justifies the quality and freshness of the food, so not expensive at all. If you... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

One of The best Crab houses in Ecuador, lately They have cojes them to salty but They still Being The best, now The prices have risen a lot so Its quite expensive to eat there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 0904, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?