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Plaza Lagos, Town Center, 00000 | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
045019883
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Samborondon es una zona al interior de la Ciudad de Guayaquil. Plaza Lagos...
Samborondon es una zona al interior de la Ciudad de Guayaquil. Plaza Lagos Town Center es un mall
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Incredible Food

We had dinner at Don Francis, I ordered the fish in a salt crust, it was incredibly light it could have used a bit more flavor but it was delicious. My husband had the corvina en salsa de mango, both of our dishes had delicate flavors, if you are prefer spicy dishes, these may not be your first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Highland Village, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to lunch with high expectations due to recommendations. I had a specially cooked lobster which turned out to be chewy. My wives camembert's salad was no salad. Just one well seasoned fried camembert with sesame seeds. It was ok, but have had much better at local family places.

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Highland Village, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had dinner at Don Francis, I ordered the fish in a salt crust, it was incredibly light it could have used a bit more flavor but it was delicious. My husband had the corvina en salsa de mango, both of our dishes had delicate flavors, if you are prefer spicy dishes, these may not be your first option. My... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was in Guayaquil just for lunch at Don Francis with a friend, we had the Don Francis Ceviche to start with, it was very good, the uruguay steak was good but the presentation was so poor that I could only eat half, the staff never came to check if we needed something. This is the place that I will... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I agree fully with some of the other reviews here that the service at this restaurant can certainly improve. the staff are not obscene or discourteous or stuff like that. it is just that they are slow. agree that this is a fine dining sort of place but dont think that the food should take that long. it took more... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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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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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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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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Thank Stanley I
Guayaquil
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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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Thank Labne
Victoria, BC
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Lagos, Town Center, 00000 | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 045019883

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Description

Samborondon es una zona al interior de la Ciudad de Guayaquil. Plaza Lagos Town Center es un mall

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