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Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 0904, Ecuador
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Ranked #18 of 216 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Red Crab offers the best crabs in the region, of course hey are not cheap but definitely are a must. They also have other dishes mostly sea food and gourmet options. The place is a little pricy but the service and food is unbelievable.

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Monterey, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Multiple crab dishes, of course, with selections varying from garlic to coconut emphasis. Desert of tiramisu was excellent. Decorations are very nice.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the mano crab restaurantes you can find in Guayaquil. For me the pandora soup and the crab soup are the best! If you enjoy eating a whole crab, this is a good place in Samborondon, prices are not high! A pandora soup will cost you around 15 used dollars which is the currency in Ecuador. After dinner liquor... More 

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LOS ANGELES
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A casual family style, in formal restaurant with GREAT Tasting crab and other "local" dishes! This is our 1st meeting of our Guayaquil relatives in over 100 years. We just stayed and talked and ate and ate and talked some more..... close to 3 hours for a 1st time family dinner. The desserts were GREAT and especially the children loved... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I live in Gye and have eaten crab my whole life, red crab indeed have the best creole style and garlic style crabs, the place is very clean, the service is very good and food very fresh.

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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

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