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Don Francis

Plaza Lagos, Town Center, 00000 | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #24 of 199 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Samborondon es una zona al interior de la Ciudad de Guayaquil. Plaza Lagos Town Center es un mall
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Samborondon es una zona al interior de la Ciudad de Guayaquil. Plaza Lagos Town Center es un mall
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Bogota, Colombia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Don Francis is a trendy restaurant in a recently developed area of expensive condominiums in Guayaquil . While the food is very good , especially the fish cooked in a salt crust , the service is slow and poorly organized . So it is up to you , if you are in no hurry and can stand ill trained waiters... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

this place is extremely far from anywhere north of the airport but well worth the trip. In a beautiful shopping mall in a colonial style, the service is overwhelming and the food is good. Just do not ask what is pangora? The waiter will spend the next hour telling you, it is chilean crab. Soups are good and entrees first... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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173 reviews 173 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Plaza Lago is the fabulous 'Disney Like' village creation on the outskirts of Guayaquil and home to the outstanding Don Francis Restaurant. We had a beautifully prepared lunch of Shellfish, Uruguayan Beef and a superb Chilean wine... The interior is wood-toned modern with large veranda doors and is very chic. White linen service is a welcome relief as are the... More

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Culver City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Don Francis is one of many fine restaurants located at Plaza Lagos in Samborondon, or Greater Guayaquil for that matter. The french onion soup was very good as was the grilled corvina and accompaniments.

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Guayaquil
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

You must go to this restaurant. It is the best gourmet restaurant in Guayaquil. Every dish is done perfectly and the selection of gourmet seafood is to die for. Do not leave the place without ordering the causas or the lobster spaghetti. Simply amazing!

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Victoria, BC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have, unfortunately, learned not to expect great service when dining in Ecuador. However, today my friend took me to lunch at Don Francis in the San Borondon neighbourhood and I was blown away! The service was professional, attentive, and overall superb! The cuisine was also excellent. I had prawns in coconut with a great sweet mustard dipping sauce then... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

VERY pretty place, Excelent service. They really want to make you feel as good as you can be. Do you want another table? got it! Do you want the table close to the window? got it! The food is good, but the service is superb!

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Copenhagen
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Had dinner at don francis with my wife and a couple of friends. The food was good, without being perfect - we have had better food elsewhere in Guayaquil for less money. The service was really good and the atmosphere of the place was nice! So, all in all: Good, but not enough value for money!

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