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Red Crab

Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 0904, Ecuador
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Ranked #19 of 176 restaurants in Guayaquil
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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LOS ANGELES
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I often go I red Crab with my family and friends! Is amazing taste in the food! I highly recommend Red Crab! Kenia Borrero

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NYC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went early in the evening (by Guayaquil expectations) - 7:30 pm. Seafood is indeed very fresh (it is better be!). Creole style crab was the best. Ceviches were not stunning, but OK. Good service. Would recommend for experience. Prices US comparable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We arrived at 21.00 hrs. The place was full. Staff was friendly, BUT service was bad! There were too many guests for the amount of personnel, which made us wait almost half an hour before we could order and we had to wait for another half an hour before the food arrived. The staff could not explain very well what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great menu with a lot of options, seafood, pasta, meats, etc...! We all tried different things. I strongly recommend the "Red Crab Special" which is an plate that allows you to try different specialities like Carapacho relleno, crab salad and a special rice with crab. The "Piqueo Red Crab" is DELICIOUS!! and for the lobster lovers, the lobster au gratin... More

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9 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Wife and I ordered the "special" versions of crab with garlic (congrejo al ajillo especial) and pesto (congrejo al pesto especial). The especial version is with meat only and no shell. Not sure if the shelled version would have been better, but the meat texture was a but chewier than I was expecting. I thought maybe it was a different... More

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Culver City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I may have rated the Red Crab lower than it should be as I didn't have the crab but Camarones a la Diabla. I like heat but the shrimp dish that I had was not as spicy as I would have liked. Actually, it wasn't spicy at all. Most of the persons in our party had crab so if you... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had a few average meals. There was hair sticking out of my wifes dish. She sent it back. They did not really acknowledge her. We did not try the whole crab so can not speak for that. Pasta with crab was way too rich for me. I don't think I will go back. Lots of other ones to try.... More

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Guatemala
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A nice Ecuador restaurant, good service from the personel, food some plates excelent, other not as good but acceptable, big variety on sea food. Good allocation and atmosphere, mid target food cost.

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