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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 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
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
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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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Red Crab

Address: Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 0904, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Seafood

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?