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Red Crab

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Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 0904, Ecuador
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Big feed before flight home

A very filling meal on the last day of a trip to Ecuador on the recommendation of our host. We ordered three dishes between us which was more than plenty, the highlight being the ceviche. The staff were prompt & courteous, the price was a bit more than other places we had eaten at on the trip but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved the sea food here. The crab was moist and succulent. Read my full review of this restaurant in my blog: http://www.madaboutdeetravel.com/2015/07/restaurant-red-crab-guayaquil-yum-says.html

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A very filling meal on the last day of a trip to Ecuador on the recommendation of our host. We ordered three dishes between us which was more than plenty, the highlight being the ceviche. The staff were prompt & courteous, the price was a bit more than other places we had eaten at on the trip but still good... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I travel to Ecuador very often for business and this is my GO TO place!! Excellent service, food and atmosphere! I totally recommend this restaurant to any tourist that wants to try traditional ecuadorean food or simply great regular dishes...they have a variety of plates. As a starter I recommend the Red Crab starter... simply delicious! The squid risotto is... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just went there on a business meal with a couple of Guayacos. The food was Good. It is a big restaurant but the atmosphere doesn't feel like an upscale Restaurant - Like a $30 a plate one…

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Parkland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice enough setting, very polite and attentive staff, and a varied menu make this restaurant perfect for any excuse to get together. Seafood dishes are very good, but if yor are not into it, they have good red meat, pork and poultry alternatives. Their sangria is excellent!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The place was recommended to us by our hotel. Overall, pleasant atmosphere, good service and the food was good as well. Frankly, the best part of the meal was the appetizer- mixed seafood ceviche. For the main meal we had crab risotto and crab in coconut sauce(see my pics). The entrees were just Okay. If you do visit, get the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I was prepared to give the Red Crab a four-star rating after what seemed like a very satisfying meal of crab soup, crab and coconut rice and a delicious coconut flan. But my dinner partner ordered a crab salad, which (we learned about 24 hours later) stood out for all the wrong reasons. I only had a bite or two,... More 

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Querétaro
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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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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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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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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood
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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