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Chile y 10 de Agosto, Hotel Continental, Guayaquil, Ecuador
593-4-2329270
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 131
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good restaurant in the center

my first reaction was, here...doesnt look nice, but upstairs an old fashion good restaurant. The menu was a valentines menu not a lot to chooise but ok. Nice wine list. Friendly staff but after enter the restaurant we waited for more than ten minutes before we received water, bread etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
marti j
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Spain
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

As part of staying at the Hotel Continental breakfast was included at the 24 hour cafe opposite. Breakfast had good options. We ate there in the evening but felt it was overpriced and had no vegetarian options.

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. La Canoa Is a restaurant ecuadorian food, we visit more than 1,000 peoples per day, and indeed not have vegan food; but in EL FORTIN, our international restaurant, there had found what you wanted . I Hope back soon . More 

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Many years ago it a was a good place to go. The place needs a renovation. They have the same chairs and tables for more than 20 years. Some food is still very good but the enviroment is terrible, crowdy and the staff is not friendly enough.

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting . We produce a huge joy that our food, have filled you expectations. We have noted your suggestions as well as feedback on the service received by our staff. We hope you come back next soon. More 

Spain
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

my first reaction was, here...doesnt look nice, but upstairs an old fashion good restaurant. The menu was a valentines menu not a lot to chooise but ok. Nice wine list. Friendly staff but after enter the restaurant we waited for more than ten minutes before we received water, bread etc.

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

happy san valentine´s day. thanks for comment on the restaurant. for us it was a pleasure to serve you. we hope to do it again soon. More 

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After reading the latest reviews, we were a little dubious about this restaurant, suspicious of its high rating amongst the Trip Advisor listings in Guayaquil. However, as we were staying in the city centre and we wanted somewhere local to eat on our first night, we gathered our courage in both hands and walked down there. First impressions were not... More 

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. We appreciate your time to review us. We will take your comments very seriously , and we apologize if the service did not agree to their expectations . We are delighted that the food was to their liking. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We walked from the courtyard Marriott by the airport (about an hour walk) and were thirsty and hungry when we arrived. The Brahma (local beer) was delicious. I had chorizo with eggs, rice, and a potato. My wife had shrimp. Both dishes were very tasty. They give you a very small amount of this salsa/pico de gallo that is so... More 

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us, for us it was a pleasure to serve you. I hope to return soon. More 

Kamloops
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We just arrived in Guayquil from Cuenca and after reading some reviews thought we would try La Canoa. A large bowl of potatoe soup with shrimp, a large bowl of rice and chicken soup were tasty and so they should have been. Add 2 beers, tax and mandatory tip and the bill was $34.00. I reiterate, it was tasty. Not... More 

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit. we are glad that the food has been to his liking. We have noted your comments. I hope to return soon, More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I showed up in downtown late Saturday night. Everything was closed except this restaurant!! They had WiFi and hot, native food. Ended up saving the night by filling our bellies and allowing contact with our host family. Aces!

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

thanks, we are very pleased that our service and food have been to his liking. would be a pleasure to meet them again on your next visit. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My son and I had lunch here today after visiting the park across the street. The food is pretty much average Ecuadorian fare. You can find the same quality elsewhere for half the price - for example a few blocks away in the food courts at the Malecon. The service is good and the waiters are professionals. But I expect... More 

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and review of our service. Sure our prices are very high for some people, but we consider their health and quality of our offer is priceless. We visit more than 1000 people a day and it is difficult to satisfy everyone's tastes, however we appreciate your valuable comments and we hope to return soon. More 

Salinas, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

visited la canoa last night Nov 29, food was delicious and the service and customer service attitude shown by Sebastian will be one of the various reasons to return on Dec 3 on our trip back from galapagos. Price is reasonable, prompt attention and overall the place was clean and full of happy faces. Definitely will recommend to friends visitin... More 

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

thanks for viditarnos. We are very pleased that our service and food have been to his liking. would be a pleasure to meet them again on your next visit. More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went to restaurant because it was in my hotel. The service was good as was the food. A beautiful restaurant to dine. However I found it to be expensive, even for a gringo on business. I will not return because of price, value. The wine was very expensive, double of what I had paid at another restaurant similar to this... More 

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. La Canoa receives 1,000 people per day, fortunately think worth the price paid. We hope to meet again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chile y 10 de Agosto, Hotel Continental, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 593-4-2329270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

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