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Km.6 Via a Samborondon, CC Plaza Lagos Town Center Local 6, Guayaquil, Ecuador
45018457-45030894
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise

Went to the renewed Blu, now called JN Blue. New Chefs (one for general food and another for pastries) have designed an excellent menu. We had for starters the jumbo shrimps with coconut (langostinos encocados) and steak tartar and as main dishes the duck and the lamb chops (imported from Uruguay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2014
Barrancos
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Guayaquil
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Actually enjoyed the dinner, however, despite warnings I went for the mixed cerviche. Unfortunately it did not hit me until 24 hrs later on the flight back home with the usual consequence. So, choose wisely. Otherwise OK.

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Guayaquil
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went to the renewed Blu, now called JN Blue. New Chefs (one for general food and another for pastries) have designed an excellent menu. We had for starters the jumbo shrimps with coconut (langostinos encocados) and steak tartar and as main dishes the duck and the lamb chops (imported from Uruguay). Expresso is excellent (I am very fussy about cofffee).... More 

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Quito
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
3,366 helpful votes 3,366 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

It´s been a while since my last diner at this wonderful restaurant. I love, love their tuna dishes and the grill steak in sesame seeds teriyaki sauce is superb. They have a very good wine selection within a cozy and chic environment that makes it irresistible. I hope they are still running as I´m ready and soon to come back!

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Quito
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was one of the few places where the food would be considered gourmet, dishes were great and service was fine, it had an international standard, but I guess as with all restaurants they have their phase and this one is on the down and dead.

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GUAYAQUIL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The restaurant is a little expensive but very romantic

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Sao Paulo, SP
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

The entrance of the restaurant is not very friendly, But the interior is quite interesting, with several paintings that draw attention, The restaurant creates a very different environment, without much hype, not very loud noise, The waiting time for requests is large, and the food portions are small. Despite paying dearly for a small portion, which doesn't always meet, the... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Service was decent, ambiance superb. Ordered the ravioli and was shocked to find the quality of that of frozen ravioli or Chef Boyardee. I would have actually settled for the Chef Boyardee. At least I would have had a full meal. I would not recommend.

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USA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

By far the best restaurant in Guayaquil (and trust me Ive been to all of them). The dishes are superb, the ambiance romantic, the whole experience is fantastic! If you want to have a 5 star meal that exceeds all expectations, dont miss it! On our last stay we went almost every day. Among our favorites: tiradito, conchitas, tempura shrimp,... More 

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Miami
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

The incredible food and the atmosphere this restaurant has is something nobody should miss, it’s not just the best restaurant in the country, it's one of the best in South America!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2008

Food was ok.. not that great. Overpriced. Restaurant smelled funny. Tons of waiters... very few actually working.. Save your money. Overrated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Km.6 Via a Samborondon, CC Plaza Lagos Town Center Local 6, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 45018457-45030894

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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