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La Taberna Libanesa

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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Centro Commercial Las Terrazas | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
2837564
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Guayaquil

Mediterranean food is my favorite, its perfect for vegetarians! I live in Cuenca and coming from NYC, I really miss the diversity of cuisines I was accustomed to. Every time I go to Guayaquil, I make the trip to Samborondón for the only decent falafel I've tasted since being in Ecuador. And not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Mediterranean food is my favorite, its perfect for vegetarians! I live in Cuenca and coming from NYC, I really miss the diversity of cuisines I was accustomed to. Every time I go to Guayaquil, I make the trip to Samborondón for the only decent falafel I've tasted since being in Ecuador. And not just decent but delicious with just the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Delicious food and great service. We were a group of 6 so we ordered a bunch of dishes and shared them family style. Yummy food. The only

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best Mediterranean restaurant in town, there is a large Lebanese community in Guayaquil but people usually enjoyed a good meal only at home or at the Lebanese Club in town. This was the first place to offer top quality Lebanese food to a broader audience. A must try is the rice with lamb, espectacular! All the mezzas are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I love this place. Everything is amazing and on top of that the owners will sit down and talk to you about life, love and food. The best combination ever. This time that I went as a vegan( well I try to be). So I had my doubts about going again. But for my surprise they have a vegan things.... More 

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Pedasi, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

we went to this place since it was ranked very high, even though its far away from city center and only the taxi is $6 each way. The service was not good, although we were almost the only ones, the atmosphere just was not there at all, and most important- the food was bad: it was ALL (Humus, salad, baba... More 

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Austin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

So ... this place is rated #1 in Guayaquil. Perhaps I had pretty high expectations. The restaurant is located in the upscale area of Sambrorondon. Yes, it's nice and pretty with a fabulous outdoor seating area. Lebanese food is not that expensive to create. $8 for Baba ganoush or humus. Hmmmm ... yes, I ordered it because I love it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I believe that Mrs. Nader's cooking has no rival whatsoever in town. Quality is its namesake. I try to go there a few times a year because it is a little expensive but every time I finish eating any of its mezza, I just don't care how much I've gotta pay for them. Kibbeh nayeh is just to die for.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was a nice treat for our Lebanese friend who was eager to find a place to have some cuisine from her homeland after having lived in Quito for several months. The prices were a bit steep for the portion sizes, but overall the dishes were very filling and the hummus was quite yummy as was the spinach dipping starter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's like being invited to somebodys Grandma's house. The place is not posh but it has good vibes. Food tastes homemade, fresh ingredients. No frills. Waiter was very nice. I tasted and enjoyed everything on the menu. Location is great. Will repeat the experience with a theater reservation as its nearby. BTW, I'm not Lebanese!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The best Lebanese food in Guayaquil. Strongly recomended. Meat Lamb raw or in quipe, the best. Located in very nice part of the city, Samborondon, you can do many things after your dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro Commercial Las Terrazas | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 2837564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

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